Finn Walkup’s birthday story…

Well, I wanted to make sure I had this documented somewhere. That way I would never forget his special day. Below are the sequences of event by time. And I’m warning you if you don’t want to see how many centimeters I’m dilated then stop reading here 🙂

Saturday, 9/26/09

4:15 pm Checked into Northside Forsyth hospital
6:00 pm hospital food dinner and it wasn’t too bad 🙂
6:55 pm was checked for dilation-around 1 cm and Cervadil was inserted.
9:00 pm contractions 5-7 minutes apart and getting stronger
10:00 pm considered active labor, contractions consistently 5 minutes apart and lasting 1 minute
11:00 pm Got a pain reliever the nurse called a “margarita” it only lasts 30 minutes buts its awesome!

Sunday, 9/27/09

3:00 am Had another margarita (still not sleeping)
6:00 am Cervidal taken out, checked for dilation, now at 2 cm with a soft cervix
7:00 am Contractions are now 3-4 minutes apart and lasting over a minute each, asked for epidural and not to get the piticion
8:30 am Finally got epidural and feeling much better!
10:00 am checked again, still at 2 cm-midwife broke my water
12:00 pm checked again, now at 3 cm
1:30 pm doctor visited us because of Finn’s heart rate they were talking c-section
2:00 pm Finn’s heart rate got better and now when I was checked I was 5 cm, they said it should be an hour a cm for now on out
3:30 pm Started feeling a lot of pressure and asked to be checked, I was at 9 cm!!
3:30 pm-4:40 pm epidural boosts because I lost the epidural on my left side and could feel everything-OUCH!
5:20 pm Started pushing….
5:44 pm Happy Birthday Finn!

Here are a few pictures 🙂

Ready for labor! 🙂
 His first picture
 The family of 3
 Me with the midwife, Betsy who delivered me
Finn sleeping day 4

2 thoughts on “Finn Walkup’s birthday story…

  1. Congrats, Rachael! Boys are so great! Almost 3 years to the date, Betsy delivered my Jack! She's awesome. So glad Finn is here and healthy. Enjoy your sweet boy!


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