Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Brynlee Andria Draper

Meet the newest edition to our household and most importantly, family. Brynlee Andria Draper came to us FINALLY on May 24, 2012. One week overdue. She weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz. and was 20 1/4" long.

The short story of it all: We checked in to the hospital on Wednesday night to start the drug Sytotech (sp?) which is to help ripen the cervix. I had contractions all night long, and needless to say, didn't get much sleep. In the morning the Dr. broke my water, and then we started Petosin (sp?). Brynlee did NOT like Petosin. Whenever they gave me a dose of it she started to have irregularities in her heart rhythm, and my dilation stopped. When they would stop giving me the drug, Brynlee was as happy as could be and I kept dilating at an extremely quick pace. I dilated from a 3 to a 9 1/2 in just a couple of hours. The nurses and I decided Petosin was not helping.

Once I was ready to push, it took just over 2 hours til she decided to come out. She didn't make it easy by tilting her head at an angle that was very difficult to move out, but Mommy did it with the help of Daddy and his now sore hand. She came out with a cute little mohawk thanks to the Dr. who apparently was playing with her hair and styling it in between pushes. Glad someone was enjoying themselves!

Through the whole delivery and last few weeks of pregnancy, we can already tell that she is going to be one who does things when she is ready, not when everyone else is. We love her to pieces and can't believe she's finally here. Being a parent is SO MUCH HARDER than we thought it would be, but in the end we are loving it. Welcome to our home Brynlee!