Born: Friday October 15th, 2010
Angel Date: Friday October 15th, 2010
Age: 37 Weeks
It wasn't long after we found out Ty had passed that we went down to the birthing centre. We had found out around one that Ty no longer had a heartbeat and we were down at the birthing centre by 4. Once we arrived at the birthing centre we were admitted to our room and I was checked for vitals and blood work. We also had one more ultrasound to confirm he really was no longer with us. I remember thinking, sure go ahead, check, you are wrong, but sadly they weren't. We started the induction at 5pm on Thursday October 14th. I didn't notice much of a change until a few hours later when the contractions started to pick up. At my second dose of induction medicine they decided to give me half of the dose since I was progressing very quickly. It was shortly after this that I could not take the pain on the contractions anymore so we opted to try the injection of pain relief. Stephen and I knew we needed sleep and what was just not happening. The injection did nothing but make me feel ill so at that time we decided to go ahead and get the epidural. I was in so much pain from the constant contractions the epidural was nothing. I had hyped myself up so much over the pain of it and in the end it was a breeze. Because we were induced the contractions were constant, they did not stop like normal labour and Stephen and I really needed our sleep. The epidural set in right away and we were able to get some rest. Half way through the night my water broke and even though I was frozen I knew my water had broken. We slept for a few more hours and when they came to check me in the morning they discovered I was ready to go, Ty was right there in the birth canal. It had taken 12 hours from the beginning of the induction until Ty was ready to come out. They got the OB (who also happened to be our OB thankfully) and with 2 small pushes at 5:47am Tiberius Stephen Nelles was born. He weighed 4lbs 7ozs and was 18inches long. They took him out of the room right away to clean him up and let me finish the birthing process. I will never forget how solemnly quiet the room was, all you could hear were my sobs of pain. Stephen and I decided to sleep a bit more before we saw him. We were in such shock, we did not realize all the things we would want to do but never had the chance to do. We did see him for awhile in the morning, they brought him in all bundled up in a blanket and we held him for a while, we kissed him and told him we loved him and that was the last time we saw him. Those 12 hours were some of the most beautiful 12 hours I have ever spent alive. I am so thankful I got to experience the birthing process with him. We ended up leaving the hospital around 11 to come home and begin our journey of grief, all within a 24 hour period, our lives were forever changed.