My Birth Story

LittleMissTaryn - Brilliance Of B

LittleMissTaryn - Brilliance Of B

LittleMissTaryn - Brilliance Of B

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I’d never dreamed I’d experience the blessing of giving birth.  My life enhanced in a matter of minutes. Once I heard that soft little cry, my heart melted. She’s my little angel. 🙂

Welcome Little Miss Taryn!

Taryn arrived on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 2:30pm 6lbs 9oz and 19 3/4 inches at 38weeks. My Due date was 7/25/2016.

Snapshot of My Birth Story

Here’s a few highlights of that weekend:

  • Had a family reunion that weekend and my husband and I both hosted it. Was literally on my feet from Thursday-Sunday! So glad it was an active weekend because I was getting so nervous about giving birth. A tip I learned was to make myself so busy that I wouldn’t think about how the delivery.
  • Feet were swollen for the first time EVER on that Friday.
  • I was having on and off contractions Sunday after breakfast and a nap.
  • Sunday evening before the last family members left town, we took them to a Cajun restaurant to eat.
  • Ate some SPICY Fried Alligator at the restaurant and my water broke! Thank goodness I had on black pants and yay for spicy food making my water break! I’ve heard SO MANY wives tales as to how to make your water break and I AM A WITNESS. Spicy food for the win! lol
  • Husband was speeding to the hospital. Thank God traffic was light on this Sunday evening.
  • Admitted around 8pm Sunday. Contracted then induced until 5:50am. Epidural put in at 7:45am only for it to numb the RIGHT SIDE OF MY BODY. I was so upset!
  • They gave me a “cocktail” for the pain for my LEFT SIDE to stop hurting. I was feeling EVERY piece of pain!
  • Cocktail wore off LEFT SIDE and I felt EVERY CONTRACTION while right side was completely numb.
  • Around 1:45pm felt MAJOR pressure.
  • Nurse said Anesthesiologist was coming to REDO my epidural. I said HECK NO! I was already in pain and I didn’t want to go through anymore of it in my back.
  • Told nurse about the pressure and she checked me and said I could push if I wanted to. Was thoroughly confused at her request. lol But realized she wanted me to go ahead and start so I could get used to pushing.
  • Pushed through the contractions 4 times and on Monday at 2:30pm she was born!

I must say I am thankful that my delivery was quick (kinda). Being a First Time Mom, you can easily scare yourself with videos, mommy forums and other peoples experiences. You just have to have faith that everything is going to go well. Although, I wasn’t warned that you can get an epidural and it MIGHT not work, I still feel like I had a great delivery.

I thank you all for the well wishes for my family and I! More of Little Miss Taryn soon!

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  • Melia Boutin

    Congrats! I am happy you have a safe delivery.

    • Thank you so much Melia! 🙂

  • Awwww these photos are all so precious! Your baby is gorgeous! Love that picture of her little foot. So cute! Congrats again!

    Sorry you were in pain and the epidural didn’t really work! I’m always scared that will happen to me one day… :/ Glad you had a safe delivery though! I hope you have a great week 🙂

    xo, mikéla /

    • Thank you so much Mikela! I’m just grateful she was born with no problems. I appreciate your kindness dear! 🙂

  • So fun reading your birth story! My water broke too but it was at home in the middle of the night. That’s crazy about your epidural. I had heard horror stories too that had me nervous when I delivered my baby (one girl I know she had to have a c-section and her epidural didn’t work so she felt EVERYTHING – ah!) I’m so glad that otherwise everything went well and now you have a beautiful baby girl to show for it 🙂 Congrats!!


    • Thank you for reading! 🙂 For some reason, I was so happy that I had a lot going on during this time. I over analyze things and I’m pretty much a control freak so I would have panicked more if I was home with nothing to do! But I’m thankful everything went okay. Thank you again Erica! 🙂

  • Danielle Williams

    I’m so happy you had a great delivery! I’ve heard crazy stories about epidurals, and for that reason(if I every have kids) I don’t think I’ll be getting an epidural lol.

    • Thanks girl! I don’t blame you! lol

  • Congrats on your new bundle of joy!