As most or all of you know, we had our baby boy on October 30, and it should come as no surprise that I'm just now getting around to posting about it! At least this time I have a good excuse for slacking off, right? This whole two kid thing is complicated, I'm finding out.
I went over my due date (October 20) so I was scheduled for an induction at the new Intermountain Medical Center on the 30th because I really wanted an October baby (I am such a planner). I was so miserable and tired of being pregnant, and I kept hoping every day that I would just go into labor. No such luck!! My appointment on the 30th was at 7:30 AM and so naturally, I woke up at 5:45 that morning in labor. FINALLY!
My midwife had office appointments until around noon that day, and I had to have some meds before they could break my water so Mike and I hung out in the hospital room all morning playing UNO and watching TV while I had contractions. They weren't too bad until around 11:00 and then stuff started getting crazy! They were pretty much coming on top of one another and it hurt a whole bunch... back labor isn't pleasant, people!
Well, my midwife never got the chance to break my water... she actually barely made it in time to catch the baby (literally -- she ran in after I had already pushed once). It was very dramatic -- the room wasn't completely stocked with the things the staff needed (that's what you get for delivering at a hospital the day after it opens...), my IV popped out while I was pushing (think horror movie bloodbath), and it turned out this little one was posterior which hurt a whole bunch.
So after just 8 minutes of pushing, Wesley Patrick Silver arrived at 1:13 PM on October 30. He weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces and was 21 inches long.