Wow, I can’t believe a week has already gone by since I had my little princess. What an amazing experience and I’m still in awe everytime I look at her. I can’t believe that this little bundle of joy had been “baking” inside of me this whole time and how the heck did she fit lol.
On Monday June 18 at 9:00 that morning I sent my husband a text message saying Jazlyn was gonna come today, it was uncontrollable. I just sent it without even hesitating or thinking too much about it. Later that day, I went to the pool with my little sister-in-law who was visiting us because my husband wanted her there for when Jazlyn arrived. We came home, had lunch, rested and waited for Jullian to get off at 5. When 5 o’clock rolled around, Jullian came home changed clothes and began to cook dinner while his sister went in the backyard to play. About 5:30, I looked out the window to check on her and that’s when it happened. I thought I had peed on myself and spent the next few minutes questioning myself whether I did or not lol. It finally hit me that my water broke when the light trickle turned into a flat out gush after I called my mom to ask her what was happening. I yelled to my husband that we needed to leave NOW. I always said that whenever it was time for me to go in I’d be patient and calm. Ha, was I ever opposite of that. I was throwing extra things into my already packed bag freaking out thinking I didn’t have everything. After I had the whole house packed in my bag we went to the hospital.
We arrived about 6 being that I live right next to it and was instantly admitted and placed in my room. Here I was hooked up to IV and spoke with the anesthesiologist and the waiting period began. I was only 3 cm at 50% effaced. The contraction monitor showed me having contractions out the wazoo but I didn’t feel any of them.
Later that night we had a slight scare. Jazlyn’s heartbeat was in the high 170s and would drop at every contraction. The doctors said it’s called a decell and is very dangerous. They gave me meds to stop my contractions to get her heartbeat at a healthy beat. Thank God it worked because if not an emergency C-section was in my path. After a few hours, the doctor had let the meds run its course and then gave me pitocin to start my contractions again and hoy did I feel them now. Every 30 minutes they increased my amount until my contractions were close together. By now I was 5 cm and it’s about 11 o’clock. Around 1 AM I received my epidural which was amazing. My pain went from a 9 to a 2. I felt awesome. Before I knew it 5 o’clock rolled around and it was time for practice pushes. Pushing was way harder than I imagined. I thought I was gonna pop a brain cell. After that it was time for the real deal.
After giving some great pushes and Jazlyn trying to go back inside while I was pushing her out she embraced us with her presence at 6:34 am June 19, weighing 6lbs 9ounces, 19inches long. Not to mention it was my dad’s birthday and he had been texting requests for her to not to come until the 19th. It was such a breath taking moment.
I had an awesome experience and I’m so blessed my husband was there and was such a great help and helped me stay positive the whole time. He’s amazing and I’m blessed my little girl is going to have an amazing father. I’m also thankful my mom was there every second I needed to text or call her no matter how late it was. It was tuff not having her there but knowing she was a text or call away and answered every time definitely made up for it. Jazlyn is such an amazing baby. She has the funniest facial expressions. It’s amazing how fast you can fall in love with your baby. I’m so attached and I’m also scared to let her sleep in her own crib lol. She’s truly a blessing and I smile every time I look at her.
Sorry for such a long update! Hope you enjoy. And of course you all know Jen was blowing up my phone hahaha I love her 😉 and glad she kept you all posted as well.