BECKETT KANE BURKE July 25, 2011 4:45 pm 8 pounds 20 inches long
This pregnancy was not much different than being pregnant with Sidney Kate until the last 2 months, my body was way more achy and I was always exhausted. I guess that is what happens when you spend your day chasing a very active 2 year old, being pregnant during the hottest summer on record for Oklahoma City and my labor/pushing was much longer.
We scheduled your induction for the 25th and I barely slept the night before because I was so anxious to meet you and hold you in my arms. We left for the hospital that morning and were checked in and had a room by 7:45 am. They immediately started pitocin to get my contractions regular and get my labor on its way. Dr. Shanbour came and broke my water around 1:15 pm. My epidural caused my blood pressure to dive, which resulted in crazy nausea. They finally were able to get it to rise with medications and I was finally feeling better besides my heart racing 90 to nothing. Around 4:00 we were finally able to start pushing!!
I never thought the time was going to come to push. I was beyond exhausted and hadn't had food for 24 hours. Your head was facing the wrong way so Dr. Shanbour had to spend quite some time getting your turn and thankfully you did. I pushed for 45 minutes and finally you were here!!! It was a lot more work to have you but the moment I saw your sweet face, I instantly fell head over hills in love with you. You are beyond precious!!
I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. I have been married to an amazing man for four years and God has blessed us with an adorable daughter, Sidney Kate who was born in June 2009 and we are expecting a little boy August 1, 2011. Life is wonderful!