Avery Lynn Williams
6 pounds, 12 ounces, 18 inches. Born at 11:05, Wednesday May 5th
Avery's birthday story
I had my weekly OB checkup on Wednesday the 5th. I mentioned to my doctor that my right ankle had been really swollen for the past few days and asked if I should be concerned. She said it was probably nothing but just to be safe, she sent me to radiology for a doppler sonogram of my leg. The results came back positive for a blood clot.
She told us that a stint would need to be placed in my abdomen to eliminate any risk of the blood clot traveling to my heart. Once the procedure was done, she would induce labor. Before sending me off to surgery she checked to make sure I wasn't in labor and found out I was actually four centimeters dilated!! This increased the urgency of the the procedure and within an hour the stint was in place and I was getting an epidural. I hadn't realized how tense I was or how painful the contractions had been until I couldn't feel them any more. Sweet relief!!! I have so much respect for women that give birth without any pain medication but I sure loved my epidural.
From that point, things progressed very quickly. The nurse checked my cervix about 2 hours after my water was broken and found that I was fully dilated and ready to push. Her exact words were "you've got to be kidding me, you're already at a 10!!" She called the doctor and then I began pushing when the next contraction began.
I pushed for about 40 minutes, and Avery was born at 11:05. For the last month or so she got the hiccups at least once a day and her birthday wasn't any different, she had the hiccups for the last ten minutes of delivery! She has a full head of brown hair and is as cute as can be!! She was 3 1/2 weeks premature, we are so blessed to have such a healthy little girl.