Here's his birth story that I wrote back in 2006
Seamus Patrick Allen was born on Tuesday July 18th @ 10:12pm he weighed 7lbs 9oz!!!!!! so much smaller then they thought! and he was 21inches long!
July 18th, 2006
We went into the hospital on Monday night and they put something called cyododell(sp) on my cervix to help to dilate, they inserted it at around 10pm Monday night. The nurse told me that most people just dilate with the pill in place and nothing else, well I had been having contractions that I couldn't tell and the pill made them worse. I called my mom to come at 3am and the nurse put in the iv and group b strep medication, at 6am she came back and started the piticon at 2ml per hour, then in an hour upped it to 4 and a half an hour later upped it to 6 and about every half hour after that she upped it 2 more ml, at 8am the doc checked me I was 70% effaced adn at a 2 cm and station -3 so he broke my water, at around noon I was at 4 and about 90% dilated (at 9 they put in the epidural and I didn't have any pains from contractions at all! :) ) at around 8:30 pm I was in and out of sleep because of a horrible headache I had and they had giving me something for it, I started saying my bum was going to explode(sorry for the info!) and my mom laughed till I said it a lot and they got the nurse and Ii was 10cm and fully effaced and a +1 so pushing began at about 9pm Tuesday, I was very sick feeling from the headache and though I was going to faint but never did and I swear I was going to rip every muscle down there I felt the stinging and pulling and stretching and pushed for an hour shockingly only screaming a few times and the doc used the vacuum because I was getting weaker and then with 4 pushes and vacuum help he popped out! they placed him on my chest and I just grabbed him and so did df, and I cried and said that df needed to cut the cord, and the doc let him and then delivered the placenta which felt a little strange. they fixed my epsiomity I believe it was a 2 so they have 4 stitches0 on the second layer and 4 on the top. Seamus' apgars were 8 and 9. he layed on my chest for an hour bare on bare skin, and we tried to breast feed but he would take then. the nurse then took him and washed him and gave him his eye drops and vitamin k and hep b shots and did his blood sugars which needed to be above 40 and it was 58 so he was good and they took his picture and gave him to df. i had to wait for the epidural to ware off so they could move me to the post pardum room, but it was too strong at 2:30 the nurse came in and said it was time to move because my left leg was starting to have feeling again but when they stood me up I fell to the floor because my legs were too week, which was shocking considering my right leg never went numb from the epidural but my left leg was dead from it, so df had to lift me to a wheelchair and when we got to the room they took Seamus to the nicu because his breathing wasn't good. df then lifted me to the bed and the nurse sat ice under me, and I said I needed to pee and she said wait an hour or two and i said no I'm going to pee now, and they got a commode and lifted me to it and I filled the bucket with a ton of pee which was good since I didn't fill the cathadar very well that was in place earlier. At around 6am they brought Seamus back and he was good, later that day the pediatrician came in and said that we would have to stay because he was throwing up pretty badly. Then the lactation specialist came in and we found out that Seamus would take my nipples because they weren't big enough for him to take so I got a nipple guard plastic thing that I put over it for him to get milk from. He got severe jaundice(sp) and had to be under lights from Thursday after noon to Friday morning but is ok now!
(This is how I wrote it in 2006(though I did go and correct some spellings), I believe the day after we got out of the hospital so its not very fluid lol)