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Hannah was born a few weeks ago! Here is her birth story as told by her mother, Kelsey.
After 7 years of waiting, today was the day we were finally going to meet our little miracle baby!! So many feelings all at once!
I was hoping she would make her arrival on her own, but she was too comfortable so, induction it was! Right on her due date.
I was supposed to arrive at 0800 for the induction. After waking up early to get a good breakfast in, I got a call saying I had been delayed until 1100. I was disappointed but thought “it’s ok! Today is still the day!” I went back to bed to get some sleep.
1100 rolls around and no news, so I called the hospital. Delayed, again. This time to 1500. My nerves grew as I sat just waiting for time to go by. We decided to go get Chase a haircut. So, off we went to base. The barber made small talk and was shocked when we said we were having a baby today.
I was sick to my stomach but knew I needed to eat or I probably wouldn’t eat for awhile when I get to the hospital. Being on base, my options were limited. I decided on Subway, a sweet onion chicken teriyaki sandwich. I figured that would probably be better than Taco Bell lol. I didn’t finish my sandwich because my stomach was still in knots. We got home, let dogs out and had just sat down to relax. My phone rang!! Yay! Finally, this is it!
We rushed off to the hospital.
We checked in, I got changed into the fancy blue socks and the hospital gown. We had a pretty cool view of the helipad. They checked me and I was at a 4 and 90%. All by myself without meds! Wahoo!!
I decided to get the epidural prior to having my water broken (man am I glad I did or I probably wouldn’t have had time). After only about 15-20 minutes on the Pitocin, I was already up to a 6 and 100%. I got my epidural and shortly after the doctor came to break my water. He comes in and says there isn’t anything to break. Well, there was. After a little tiff and a different OBGYN, I got my water broke. After that it moved super fast!!
I tried to take a nap but the excitement wouldn’t allow that. At about 2015 the nurse came in and said we were going to start doing practice pushes. O man! It just got real! Before I knew it, it wasn’t practice pushes, it was the real deal with the doctor and all! There were a few contractions that her heartbeat would drop into the 70’s. The doctor got all dressed up in his gown “just in case” to use the suction. He said he would give it a few more tries. One contraction, nothing.
I didn’t even feel I was making progress! Then, second contraction, TADA!!! There’s a baby!!
(Feeling your baby nurse for the first time is such a weird experience. Haha. I loved Kelsey's face when Hannah first latched on.)
(Daddy finally got to practice those swaddling skills he had been learning! <3)
(Daddy snuggle time!)
Hannah Kaye Terry, 28 Jan 2019, 7 lbs 13 oz and 21 inches long. She was gorgeous!! Better than I’ve ever dreamed of!!
Kelsey, thank you for sharing your birth story! I am honored to be apart of it!
Congratulations to the Terry Family! Do you know the Terrys? Feel free to leave a comment below! <3
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