We feel extremely grateful that he made it here safely. I went to the hospital at 9am on the 12th to be induced. It was a very slow process because Connor would not drop. It took me all day and into the night to get to a 10 and ready to deliver. The nurses did not feel comfortable breaking my water because Connor had still not dropped and they worried about the cord coming out first. So around 10pm my doctor made it to the hospital and broke my water. Soon after, he discovered that Connor was in the posterior position (face up) and that was why he wouldn't drop. After several attempts the doctor was able to turn him, but not without Connor's heart rate dropping. I could see the look of concern on my doctor's face as he said to the nurse to get the operating room ready. Luckily I was able to avoid the operating room.
After he was finally turned, it was time to push and it was probably one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. I was so grateful for the epidural. Connor's shoulder got stuck and then they had to use the vacuum to help get him out. When he finally made it out he wasn't breathing and they rushed to give him oxygen. The oxygen did its job and I finally heard my baby's cry. The best sound ever and my own tears starting coming.
I could feel the many prayers on mine and Connor's behalf that he would make it here safely. I am so grateful to have this sweet miracle here and part of our family.
Holding Connor for the first time.