Well, let me tell you - it was quite the experience in comparison to Hunter! With Hunter, my epidural took away all my pain and I never had any problems, even when they were first putting it in.
Let me fill in the blanks between the updates that were made.
After I'd updated about my epidural, not much progress was made for a while. At about 5:30, I started to feel contractions again. They tried giving me a higher dosage in the epidural and also tried a "bolus," which is just another type of pain medication. Neither worked and the contractions just kept getting worse.
They checked me at about 6:30 and I was still only at about a 5. Another anesthesiologist came in and said my only other option for pain relief would be to insert a whole new epidural. I knew there was no way I could stay still through the contractions and was terrified of the experience I'd had a few hours before too. I opted to just bear the pain.
I started to feel a lot of pressure and they checked me at 7:20 and I was 9 cm. I told them I needed to push and at 7:25 I was checked and fully dilated. I started pushing at 7:27. It took two contractions and Miss Kylee was born at 7:30!
It was the most pain I have ever felt in my life but I am so thankful that the Lord at least allowed her to come quickly once the pain got unbearable. I pushed for 50 minutes with Hunter. I'm thankful that Kylee was the one where the pain was felt!
She is an even 8 lbs and Greg and I both said at separate occasions, "she's so little!" The nurses laughed at both of us when we said it. But when your first born is 10lbs 8oz, it makes an 8 lb baby look like a little peanut!
I nursed her a little while after she was born and she is a champ! The very first time I tried to get her to latch on, she did so as if we'd been doing it for weeks! She nursed for 45 minutes and had NO problems!
She has barely cried, even at birth. I don't really even know what she sounds like yet. Hopefully it stays that way! ;)
Thank you, everyone, for your thoughts and prayers. We are doing well and are feeling very loved and blessed!