Piper Leigh Miller made her grand debut on Monday March 6, 2006 @ 9:11pm. She weighed 7lbs 1oz and was 20 1/2 inches long. She was a whopping 4 weeks early!!!
I woke up Monday morning at 5:00am and when I went to sit up my water broke all over the bed, and all the way to the bathroom. I couldn’t believe it.
Craig and I were very calm and finished packing my hospital bag. I had a quick shower to clean up a little bit and then we headed to the hospital. All the while, Molson was following us around whimpering because he knew something was happening, although I am sure he had no idea the magnitude of what was going to happen.
We arrived at the hospital at 5:41am. I was having some contractions but they were very, very mild. At around 7:00am we finally got settled in the room that we would be labouring and birthing in. At around 9:00am my doctor came in and did an examination to find that I was 3cm dilated and do what baby doctors do to get the show on the road. That was so painful I wanted to punch him. I realize how necessary the examination was, so I forgive him. I was put on centocin (also called pitocin) to help the contractions become stronger, regular and more frequent. Shortly after it kicked in. The nurses had me in different labouring positions to help the process along but I just wasn’t progressing . I laboured naturally until around 3:00 p.m. when out of pain and exhaustion I decided to go for the epidural (not bad at all). I then laboured until 8:00 pm when my doctor said we should move on to a C-Section. I was so nervous and upset but I really just wanted Piper here with us.
I have an entire different post about the C-Section itself but will save that for another day.
She is so beautiful and we are so proud. Craig especially a proud dad and showed his emotions for our baby. I finally got to hold her at 5:00 a.m.
She is in the NICU and doing well. We are working on getting her feeding well with a tube and hopefully soon she will be nursing. She has to be nursing exclusively for 48 hours and gaining weight before we can bring her home. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers that our little girl is home soon.
Enjoy the pictures.