Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Faith Maribelle Miller!

We were blessed with our beautiful Faith on Saturday, October 16th. Here's her birth story. Since Faith was breach at 36 weeks, my doctor decided to do an ultrasound on Friday the 15th to see if we could turn her. In the meantime he had scheduled a csection for the 17th in case she wouldn't turn. Hunter arrived home on Thursday and we went to the ultrasound the next day and to our surprise she had flipped! Since I was 3cm dilated the doctor said we could induce the next morning at 6am! So we canceled our plans and called in at 5:30am. They said to come in at 7. We arrived and at 11am they put me on Pitocin. and kept upping my Pitocin. The contractions were not bad at all until the doctor came in a few hours later and broke my water at around 3-4cm. It was pretty much immediatly that the contractions got a lot stronger. I stood and rocked for about an hour until I finally asked for my epidural. By then I was 7cm dilated. My mom, sister, and Colten arrived to keep us company. At first when they got there I wasn't feeling good, but after switching sides a couple of times I was feeling a lot better. I started to feel pressure and they checked me, I was an 8. Then about 3o min later everyone was going to leave to eat and I felt a ton of pressure. They checked me and Faith was right there. My doctor came in and they got me into position and the doctor said, well she has a full head of dark hair. I said wait, " What is she right there?" and he said, "This is going to be a one push baby". Sure enough one long push later, Faith was out!! She was born at 7:32pm and was 7lbs 8oz and 20.5 inches long. She came out very healthy, was a 9, 9 on her Apgar. She looked like Colten in the beginning, but now she looks pretty much exactly like I did as a baby. She is very very loved and is so sweet!

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