Brooklynn Elizabeth Compton
June 7, 2010
8 lbs 7 oz 20 in
I’m thinking that Brooklynn has her Dad’s flair for drama!
She sure had to make a grand entrance!
On Sunday the 6th I woke up at 2:20 am to go to the bathroom and my water started leaking. It wasn’t a full break and I wasn’t having contractions, so I went back to bed thinking that contractions would start soon and we would be on our way. But contractions never really started. I awoke for bathroom breaks at 4:45, 5:45, and 6:45 and each time I sat down my water leaked a little bit more. I woke Eric up at 5:00 to tell him what was going on and that I wasn’t sure what we should do. We decided that we would wait and see what was going to happen and if no contractions started by 8:00 we would call the doctor to see what we should do. I thought for sure that if my water was broken that contractions would have already started or would soon be on the way, I was so confused!
I ended up calling the doctor at 7:45 and she said that we should head into the hospital to get checked out. So we brushed our teeth and got in the car wondering if this would be the day our little girl would come. We got to the hospital a little after 8:00 am and just as the front desk was being told we were on our way in. We went into triage and got hooked up to the monitors where we once again heard how happy our baby is and waited for the doctor to come check me out. The doctor finally came in around 10:00 and confirmed that my water had ruptured and that since I wasn’t contracting they were going to induce me, which is definitely not something that I had planned on happening!
When we got into our birthing room and hooked up to everything there the nurse said that she was picking up contractions 2-3 min apart (but I still wasn’t really feeling them) and because of that she wasn’t sure if we would be able to induce. So she called the doctor to see what she said. When the nurse came back she told us that we were being sent out to walk to see if we could get things moving along. So we walked around for about an hour. When we got back the nurse told us that the contractions were still too weak, so we were back on the inducing track. So she hooked me up to the IV and started the Pitocin at about 12:30 and we geared up for the long road ahead of us! I had already been wishing that I had eaten more than one muffin while I was waiting for the doctor to return my call that morning, so now I was hoping the Pitocin would work it’s magic and I would be able to have some dinner…here’s to wishful thinking!!
Her first cries were the sweetest sounds I have ever heard and I couldn’t wait to see her! It was so hard to not be able to see her right away and I extremely emotional because her birth had not gone in any way how I would have chosen, but every moment was worth it when they brought her over for me to see her. She was so beautiful! And she looked so much like Eric. I couldn’t believe that that perfect little angel was mine.