At about 11 pm, they checked me and realized my cervix had gone from 100% effaced to 80% and I hadn't progressed from an 9+. The nurses thought for sure I would need a c-section since I was swelling and going backwards. I decided I would have to be okay with that. They called the doctor. He told them I would be fine and to give me a bigger dose of pitocin. Luckily I had control of the epidural and could give myself more anytime I wanted. I could feel the tightness of the contractions but no pain. And my legs felt like they were asleep. By 12:30 am, I was complete. The doctor came and I started to push. I pushed forever and for the last hour, no matter how many times I pushed the magical epidural button, I felt every contraction. I was now crying through each contraction as I pushed (I was also telling jokes so the drugs were working partly). The doctor said I had inherited my mom's small pelvis (mom had 5 c-sections). I kept thinking that if I had to have a c-section after 24.5 hours of labor and 2.5 hours of pushing, I would be really sad. But, he finally slipped out at 5:59 am.
No one could believe how huge he was. They kept asking if I had had gestational diabetes. Nope, I just make 'em big I guess. We were home by 10 am the next morning. I am so glad I listened to my doctor and let him induce me. I'm positive I would have needed a c-section had I waited any longer. We love our Georgie. He is beautiful! Everyone has been great with phone calls, texts, and dinners. He sleeps a lot. He eats about every four hours but has gone eight. His first appointment with the doctor is tomorrow. Enjoy the pictures!The morning of!Walking the halls with my support