So I know that we have kind of abandoned this blog as of late, but it’s for a good reason! Meet Blake Leigh Ann Brockpahler!
I went into the hospital at around 7:00 AM on Tuesday, May 3rd to be induced (I was 41 weeks pregnant and miserable)! I was told later that I was lucky that I came in so early, because shortly after I get settled in a room, more girls came in active labor.
So they started my pitocin around 10:30 AM, and I was dilated at about 1 cm and about 80% effaced. At around 2, I was started to get frustrated because I didn’t feel much for contractions and I didn’t think anything was progressing. Shortly after that, I was dilated to a four. Shortly after that, my water broke! Once my water broke, labor started progressing pretty quickly.
By the time my doctor arrived at around 5:30 PM, she said that I was completely dilated. I started pushing at 7:00 PM, and our little punkin was born at 7:51 PM with a full head of hair! She weighed 8 lbs 1.6 oz, and measured 20.5 inches. She was (is) the most beautiful little girl ever, and the sound of her cry right away was the best noise I had ever heard!
I was one of the lucky girls, because both labor and delivery were relatively easy for me! Contractions were nothing like I had expected—I didn’t really feel pain, just pressure. I guess I was just made to make babies.
Since this little girl came into me life, everything has changed for the better. I love her and life even more every day. Every little thing in life brings me so much joy because she is in it, and when I start to think about how much I love her, I start to tear up. I love my role as a mommy more than anything!