Baby Rylee Jolynn Francom was born Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 5:11 pm. She weighed 6 lbs. 2 oz. and was 18 inches long.
I thought my water broke during the night and woke Chris up at 3:45 am. We called the hospital to see if there was some way to know for sure. They suggested I come in and get checked out. We went in at 5:45 am. They checked me and said my water hadn't broken and I would probably be going home. I was sad! Then my doctor came in and asked if we wanted "spinach or ice cream". We asked for further clarification...he said I was dilated to a 4 and had an induction scheduled for 5 days out. He then asked if I wanted to keep the scheduled induction date or stay and be induced. We chose to stay.
I was started on Potocin at 8:00 am. Started having back labor. NOT fun! I ended up getting an epidural, which, ironically didn't help with the back pain. The doctor came to check me at about 12:45 pm and accidentally broke my water. By 2:00 pm I was dilated to a 7. At 3:00 pm I was dilated to a 9 1/2. The doctor decided to have me wait a while, fully dilated, to let the baby come down on it's own. I think that was a great idea! 4 sets of pushes and our baby girl was born at 5:11 pm. She had the cord wrapped around her neck twice and refused to breathe or cry. She was rushed to the corner to have 15 different nurses and doctors work on her. We were terrified. She finally took her 1st breath and was brought over to us. She has lots of blonde hair! We were very surprised, we expected our baby to be bald until the age of 3. I think she looks like her Daddy, she even has a dimple on each cheek.
She's been a great baby! She struggles with eating, but is starting to get the hang of it now. We're excited to have her home as part of our family!
Now if only we could get some sleep...
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