oh Kameron, our sweet sweet baby girl! This birth story may be 2 years late haha, but we’ve just been too busy loving on her : ) I also thought I should get this posted before we have Cali in 12 weeks haha!
I’ve been induced all my labors and besides the first time, I was 39 weeks when I went into the hospital. (Payton I had to wait because she was my first and they generally don’t induce you earlier than 40-41 weeks) With Kameron I was SO ready to go in at 39 weeks. I had zero contractions, had lost the mucous plug at 38 weeks, the membrane stripping obviously wasn’t working, but was dilated to a 5-6 as usual. I was HUGE and we knew Kam would be 10 lbs at least, so I felt comfortable going in to get induced again. HOWEVER, it was like a super moon and everyone and their mom was having a baby. I was put on the list at 39 weeks, but wasn’t called in for 4 days. 4 days may not seem long, but trust me, it is!
Anyway we were FINALLY called in and SO ready to go. Thankfully we were at my parents because we had been going there every night that week at bedtime, in case we did get called to go in. They lived closer to our hospital and that way the kids didn’t have to get up at 2 am haha. We ended up being called around 11 and were told to take our time and come in when we could. I think we got to the hospital at 12:30 or 1. (I really should have written this sooner haha)
When we got to the hospital we did all the normal check in stuff. We had already registered, but the nurses still go through a long list of medical/health questions. After monitoring my belly for a bit, our room was ready and because I was being induced I needed to get an IV and pitocin. Thankfully I don’t need much pitocin, but I definitely need some. As soon as the pitocin starts, those contractions seriously hit HARD!
This is where things get a little hazy timewise (note to expecting moms, write down your birth story details immediately or you’ll forget). I know I needed oxygen because I always do and they also had to break my water at some point. I do remember it took 3 different tries and it was VERY uncomfortable. For some reason my water DOES NOT like to break. I decided last second to get an epidural and as usual it only worked on one side. I actually like that because I can feel enough to push, but it takes the edge off so I relax.
By the time Kam was ready to come I was feeling super excited and ready to go. Within 3 pushes she was out. Seriously. The girl practically flew out haha. They placed her on my chest as soon as she was out, and my goodness it’s indescribable. Meeting your sweet baby is everything and anything you’ve ever wanted. Billy cut her cord and I had him go with her to get measured and weighed while I finished getting stitched up. I only tore a tiny bit so it was quick and I didn’t feel much. My doctor is literally the BEST ever and everything goes so smoothly.
Kameron was born August 18, 2014 at 7:54 AM and was 10 lbs 6 OZ, 22 3/4 inches long. Another huge ass baby : ) Basically she was perfect!
After that everything went as expected. We went to our recovery room and because we had Kameron in the morning we were able to have the kids come that day to meet her. They were SO excited and it’s just pure happiness seeing your kids meet their sibling for the first time. You know you’re witnessing the beginning of the most special friendships : )
Kameron’s birth was SO fast and SO beautiful. We were all obsessed from the second we met her and she still has us all wrapped around her little finger!