Sorry for the suspense!!!!
Zion made it here at 6:07 pm on March 24th. He weighed in at 7lbs 9 oz and in 4 days is just over his birth weight. He was 20 inches long and just perfect
I like him a lot. I think I'll keep him
So my water broke on it's own at 1am and I was contracting every 3 minutes by the scheduled induction time of 8am. By 10am I hadn't dilated any further and the midwife wanted to speed things along because it had already been 9 hours since my water broke. We started pitocin. 30 minutes and nothing more intense so they cranked up the dose and OMG labor kicked into high gear. A freaking freight train. . . 3 minute long INTENSE contractions with maybe 30 to 45 seconds of break in between. They even turned the pitocin off and still it continued that way. That went on for 2 hours and got me to 7cm. I just couldn't handle it anymore and went for the epidural. BEST DECISION OF MY LIFE!!!!!
I loved my epidural!!!! I know that's not everyone's experience, but I had the most perfect epidural ever. Could still feel contractions and my legs. Could move my legs and flip easily from side to side. 2 more hours and I was at 10 and ready to push. The epidural started to wear off at this point. Still no pain, but I could feel the urge to push. Pushed for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Baby had his hand up under his chin so it was a little difficult to get him out and we had to keep breaking because his heart rate would go down with the pushing. 2 minor 1st degree tears that the midwife didn't even know if she should bother stiching. Baby latched on within 30 seconds of being put on my chest and has been a nursing champ ever since. Couldn't really have gone any better.
You can see some pics here http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/inde...lbumId=1811303