Welcome to the world Oliver Tate Marchant!!
Born Friday January 11th, 2013
7lbs 11ozs 19 inches
We are so excited to finally have little Oliver in our family. My labor and delivery isn't all that exciting of a story. I am lucky (at least I think so) to have a doctor that likes to schedule inductions. There are a number of reasons why we do so. The business, having my mother-in-law here to watch the boys, but mostly I couldn't handle the idea of having to be pregnant another day. So we scheduled to welcome our little guy on Friday the 11th, six days early.
Brendan and I had to be at the hospital bright and early, 6am. Blah. After finally getting admitted, waiting for Oliver to wake up and move a little so they could do a stress test on him, and getting the IV hooked up it was already 8. My doctor came in and broke my water. Then the nurse got the pitocin going.
As soon as I get into the hospital I request for my epidural. Luckily I asked right away, because anesthesiology was really busy that morning. After I got my epidural I got as comfy as I could and waited.
Around 11am, the epidural was wearing off a little bit. We got the anesthesiologist to come back and up it. And boy did he up it, I couldn't move my legs (I'm not complaining . It was around 11:30am when the anesthesiologist finally finished and it had been a little over an hour since the nurse had checked my progress and at that time I was only 4 cm dilated. Boy was she in for a surprise. I was ready to go! She was not. She rushed to call my doctor and to get the room prepped. The nurse had to lift my legs into the stirrups and I started to push. One contraction and three pushes and Oliver was out.
So far Oliver has been a little sweetie (knock on wood). He still hasn't hit his two-week mark so he could surprise us with an awesome personality or not. I think he knows how crazy and energetic his brothers are so he's giving his momma a break.
It was wonderful being able to have my mom and mother-in-law here. My mom only stayed a few short days. But Mary Ann stayed a week and a half. Cruz and Beckham were in heaven with all of the attention they got from her. I was heaven being able to sleep in and not having to worry about making any meals for my family.