Friday, October 2, 2009

A funny thing happened at the doctor yesterday

I went in for my normal non-stress test. They hooked me up to the machines as usual and left so I could lay there for 30-40 min being monitored. Wouldn't you know it, I went into labor! Just like that! Talk about being in the right place at the right time! Regular contractions, 3-5 min apart, mild off I was to the labor and delivery wing at the hospital. That was around 2pm. I was dilated to a 3, 90% effaced, with a bulging water bag.
I had to get two doses of antibiotics for Strep B which meant I couldn't deliver until 6:30pm at the earliest. So they tried to leave me alone and not get me any closer to delivery. I wasn't in too much pain, but when they checked me around 5:30pm I was dilated to a 6. They suggested that if I wanted to get an epidural (duh--yeah!) it was now or never. They knew it would go fast based on the position of the baby and my history in fast deliveries. I got it around 6pm. Thanks, Dr. Feel-good.

They broke my water at 6:45pm. I pushed for 3 sets and delivered a baby at 7:10 pm. Did this even count as a birth? From my appt beginning around 1 pm to having a baby 6 hrs later with hardly any pain? Thank you, Lord!

But what was most amazing about all this is that although I was 90% sure it was a boy (even strangers told me I was carrying a boy), we had a darling baby girl! I was beyond estatic!

Since we thought it was a boy, we hadn't reduced our girl name list as we had our boy list. So we spent quite a bit of time deciding on a name from the multitude of lists I have kept for all three pregnancies.

I had a top 3, Bryce had a top 4, and one name was on both lists....Brielle. So that's what we named her. Brielle Esther Cox. Brielle is a Hebrew name meaning "God is my might." We thought Esther from the Bible was a good tag-on to that. And it fit her!

Here are some pics.....we think she looks like what Treyton looked like as a baby.


Jen Kindseth said...

Congratulations! She is gorgeous. We are so happy for you and your entire family!

Wendi Garland said...

Awww awwww awww!!!! (What I said outloud as I read your post.) Congratulations and happy birthday sweet Brielle!!! She's beautiful. You crack me up... how did you get such an amazing delivery? God is good.

We just found out at our ultrasound today that we (too) are having a girl! Yeah! Our love to the Cox family of 5!!!