Can you believe it??! Donovan is one month old. This month has been amazing, although way too fast in my opinion. Since I haven’t shared his birth story yet, I’ll share a little bit here!
Donovan was super cozy in the womb. I was in my 40th week and the doctor decided we should induce. So, the night of December 29th, we packed our hospital bags, dropped Gracie off at her Grammas + Grandpa’s and headed to the hospital. We got there around 9pm. They didn’t give me the Cytotec (medicine used to get the cervix ready) until midnight. The nurse said she would come back in 4 hours to give the next dose and that we should get some sleep. We actually did sleep for a couple hours. I was having contractions but they weren’t that painful yet.
Around 5 am (an hour after the nurse was supposed to come in to give the next dose), the nurse comes in to check on me. She said she couldn’t give me the next dose because I was contracting too often! At this point, the contractions started to hurt. I didn’t get an epidural with Gracie + I loved it, so I wanted to try the same with Donovan.
Around 6 am, I was in A LOT of pain. The contractions were SO different than Gracie. The nurse gave me some medicine (not the epidural but I forget what it was called). And I was able to relax for an hour or so. When the nurse came back in I was back in a lot of pain so I asked for the epidural. Things were moving SO fast. The anesthesiologist came in around 7:30 am to do the epidural and at this point I was 9cm dialated. By the time he actually got the epidural in, I was 10cm dilated and we were all just waiting for the doctor. Once the doctor came, Donovan was like SOOO READY. And so was I! I probably pushed 3 times and he was here! The doctor and nurses could not believe how big he was. When they finally weighed him and said he was 10 lbs I was SHOCKED! Gracie was only 7lbs 10oz. Insane. He was perfect.
Okay, whew! There’s the birth story for those asking! It was a beautiful birth, worth every ounce of pain.
Our first month with Donovan has been amazing.
Gracie is the best sister. She has been SO gentle, so loving, and so curious about Donovan. I was totally not expecting that, but she really is doing great! One thing we’re trying to do is lots of fun activities with her and have her help with Donovan when she wants to.
11 lbs 5 oz. // 23.5 inches
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