I started contractions as soon as the kids were in bed Wednesday night and came on FAST. I’ve never started labor on my own so I had no idea what I’d be in for. It was painful and I wasn’t sure if I could actually get myself out the door to give birth. Basic timeline below.
7:40 – contractions start.
9:45 – arrive at the hospital.
11:30 – get epidural.
3:00 – at a 10, fully effaced, baby at 0 station (needs to be at +2)
4:00 – doctor says its time to get this baby born
4:15 – doctor arrives
4:28 – Baby Boy Dell is born. 8 lbs 3oz, 21″ long.
3pm – We decide his name – Ryan James Dell.
He met his siblings that afternoon and it was such a sweet moment. Chaotic – but sweet
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