Monday, September 10, 2018

Picture overloadddddd!!!!!!! 

I'm excited to share Dash's birth story today!! First of all let me just say that this experience was MUCH different than Charly's. Like, NIGHT AND DAY!! Char's birth was so hard and yet she was the best baby and so far it's the opposite with Dash. lol You can read more about Charly's birth story HERE

Due to my experience with Char I used my best mama instinct and decided to get induced a week early. My original due date was August 21st and we got an induction date of August 16th which just happened to land on my birthday! I am so grateful I made this decision, I couldn't have asked for a better experience! 

The morning of August 16th I was full of nerves! Mostly nerves about how everything was going to go, if he was going to be healthy, and all the unknown. I decided to go live and do my makeup to distract myself!! A few minutes after I got off my live video I got a call from the hospital saying it was time to come in! I didn't even worry about taking my bright red lips off, and we rushed to the hospital!!

We got to the hospital at 11:01am. On the dot. The nurse brought us to our room which just so happened to be nice and big with huge windows, a GREAT view of the mountains and lots of light! I got my IV at 12:37pm. To me, this is one of the worst parts. For some reason that stupid thing hurts more than anything to me. haha 

I made sure to let them know I wanted to get my epidural as soon as possible. Again, I wanted to avoid my experience that I had last time. I wanted to be pain free, relaxed and I wanted to really enjoy every second of the birth. Being our last child, I wasn't going to leave that up to chance. They put the epidural in at 12:51 and released the fluid at 1:02pm followed by Pitocin at 1:15pm. 

My midwife came and checked me at 2:08pm and I was dilated to a 3.5. She left to go deliver another baby and came back at 3:25pm to break my water!! At that point I was dilated to a 5!! Now let me tell you, I was progressing MUCH faster than I did with Char!! 

At 4:41pm I was dilated to a 6.5 and 100% effaced. Almost an hour later on the dot at 5:43pm I was dilated to a 10!! My nurse told me to hold on so she could go and get my midwife and it hit me!! I felt a crazy pressure and I knew he was not waiting for anyone. haha Luckily my midwife came in just in time for me to start pushing! Three big pushes and out came Dash at 5:59pm!! 

YOU GUYS...I enjoyed every second. The feeling of being alert and awake and pushing him out without passing out or falling asleep was incredible. I'm comparing again haha but it was unlike anything I could have imagined!! There was so much love in that room and 

I feel so blessed to have had that experience with my last baby. 

It's been 3 weeks and this little man has rocked my world. It's been a few very hard weeks. I'm trying to enjoy every second of each stage because I know it goes by fast. Shout out to all of you incredible mamas out there! I will never stop having the most insane respect for what we all go through to get these babies here, to recover and to get through some hard stuff and raise them into decent people.

Dash JT Schroeder
9 lbs 1 oz + 20" long

And for those asking, JT stands for Jay Todd, his two Grandpas. :) 

Thank you for stopping by!! 

PS I wore my long lasting makeup from when I got there until midnight that night and it didn't budge. BAM! ;) You can see what this magic is all about HERE!


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