Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Finally! I get to announce the arrival of our newest DeWitt family member. Jayce Jonathan arrived at 5:44 am on Wednesday October 1, 2008. That is, with a little persuasion in the form of a chocolate castor oil shake that I drank Tuesday evening. I didn't think it was going to work because nothing really happened that night. But as I laid in bed that night, it went to work, and it worked fast. So...LADIES....anyone needing a little persuasion of their own...I will testify to the fact that a couple of tablespoons of castor oil will do the trick (as long as your body is already ready). But beware....it progresses very quickly!
By the time I got to the hospital (around 4:40) I was 8cm dilated. They weren't sure if I was going to be able to get an epidural! But I did, and it was torture while the guy tried putting it in because I was having horrific contractions. When it was finally in I had instant relief! I would have hugged the anesthesiologist if I could have walked over to him. The doctor checked me and I was the full 10cm. He gave me a few minutes to relish in the comfort of the epidural. Then with one contraction and three pushes he was born!
I thought I would put up some pictures. Hofefully a real photoshoot is soon to come. I also have some wedding photos to post. And I'm going to try to get some family shots and some of all the boys soon. Check back!