Well the story of Luke’s birth is pretty simple and can be summed up as taking way too long! Since Sophie’s labor and delivery was only 4 hours I was kinda anticipating something similar. But Luke had different plans. We got to the hospital at 8:30 am for our scheduled induction. Pitocin started at 9:45 am and I had my epidural at 11. I wasn’t feeling too much. But since I went so quickly with Sophie once the pitocin started, I didn’t want to take any chances. My epidural was awesome and I felt nothing for several hours. But that could also be because nothing was happening! Every time I was checked the nurse would say, “You are about the same maybe just a tad more effaced.” At 2 pm, Dr. Savage came and broke my water. I really thought that would make things start to go faster. But that was not the case. I was starting to worry quite a bit. But everyone assured me that everything would be ok. Finally when they checked my at 5:45 I had changed to 4 cm. And everything took off after that and Luke was born at 7:43 pm after pushing through only 2 contractions. We had the best time keeping his gender a surprise and it was a really neat experience when we all shouted “It’s a boy!” in the delivery room. It was a unforgettable moment really. I was just so grateful that he was healthy and finally decided to make his way out!
Since labor was much longer than I thought, we didn’t have visitors until the next morning. And Jack and Sophie were his first visitors. They were instantly in love. Sophie was not even 1 % disappointed that he wasn’t a girl. She has been loving on him ever since!
I love my time in the hospital after having a baby. It is sort of the calm before the storm. And having that one on one time with my baby is pretty special to me. We, of course, had a hard time naming this boy. But once we settled on his name, it seemed to fit him perfectly. We sure love this little guy.