Tuesday, March 22, 2011


I can't believe it has almost been 3 weeks since Mason arrived. On March 2nd, Andy and I woke up so incredibly ready to welcome Mason. Since I was being induced, we were told to wait until we received a call to come in, in case there were a lot of emergency deliveries. They told us this call could come anywhere from 7 to 10 or 11 a.m. and to call the hospital if we hadn't been called by then. We were so anxious as 10:00 came and went. We decided to call around 10:30 just to see what was happening. The nurse then told us she was about to give us a call and to hurry in so no one else would snag our room before us :). So we of course raced to the hospital, checked in, and I was started on an IV by 11:30. Although I was ready for my epidural and pitocin, they were doing an inventory on the medicine, and I couldn't get it until around 2:30! So we just watched The Office for a couple of hours until they could start me on the meds. Since I was already fully effaced and dilated to a 4, I was able to receive my epidural before they started me on pitocin and broke my water! My epidural was incredible, didn't even feel it, and by the time the medicine kicked in, I felt better than I had in weeks since I had been having contractions for weeks! After my doctor broke my water, I just enjoyed feeling nothing for a couple of hours and drinking juice :). The nurse tried to pump up my pitocin a few times, but my contractions were too hard and close together every time, so I had to stay on the lowest level. At around 6:30 I got a new nurse. She checked me and I was dilated to a 6. She said she couldn't believe I was on the lowest level and wanted to turn up my pitocin. Although we all knew that my contractions were too hard on a higher level of pitocin, we all wanted to get this show on the road so we let her turn in up :). Minutes after she left, I felt like I had to push. I thought this was ridiculous because she just said I was a 6, but she hurried in a couple minutes later (because my contractions again were too hard) and she said she was going to check me just in case. When she checked me she said I was ready to push! I couldn't believe that I went from a 6 to 10 in just ten minutes. I started with a few practice pushes around 7:00 or so and pretty soon my nurse went to call my doctor! I was so excited. However, my doctor was 20 minutes away! He decided to run somewhere quick since I was only dilated to a 6! That was the worst part, trying not to push when everything in my body was wanting to! As soon as my doctor walked in, I delivered in 2 pushes at 8:04 pm. It was such an incredible experience, and I was so happy to finally meet my cute little man!

He has been such a joy in our lives, and I am so lucky to be his Mama!

Our first family picture

Mason and Andy

Mason Scott Schreyer
He looks just like his daddy :)

We love you more than you will ever know Mason! We are so happy to have you here finally!