My labor with Miller was so much better and faster than it was the first time around.
12/30/09: 3:30am Woke up with pretty painful contraction. New it was more than a braxton hicks and would be having the baby soon.
4:45 Checked into the hospital, dilated to a 3+
5:30 Got an epidural (the anesthesiologist was amazing, talked me through everything, which the first time i had one, the doc didn't say a word)
Slowly dilated to a 9+ with very little pain, but enough feeling that i would be able to push when i needed to.
9:30am being dilated to a 9+ the doc said i had a little lip of cervix that wasn't dilating and so i was rolling onto my other side to see if that would help and as i rolled the doc said it dilated completely and i was ready to push.
I did a test push with my next contraction and the baby moved down and started to crown, so they told me to stop so they could get the room ready.
Once the room was ready i began to push and could feel the pressure of him down there, it was really cool, with Halle i couldn't feel anything. So I pushed got his head out , pushed again and got the rest of him out.It only took me about 5 pushes, where as with Halle, i pushed for 2.5 hours.He came at 9:50am, 8 lbs, 20 inches long.
He has been an absolute dream. He eats, sleeps and poops. Hasn't made much noise other than when i take him off to burp he gets mad and wants to keep eating.
I am madly in love with his redish hair, so cute! It isn't orange red, but it is the prettiest auburn color.