- 3 years ago
- Wedding: December 2016
I am so late on this I apologize! Life with a newborn is nuts!
As y’all know, I was in and out of the hospital for preterm labor from 30 weeks and on. Aliviah was trying to come waaaaaaay too early. I was having contractions all day, everyday from that time on as well. From the middle of September, I was 100% effaced and 1 cm dilated. The only thing that they were waiting on was for my water to break. In Indiana, they won’t induce until 39 so we basically had to wait. On October 10, I had continuous contractions – painful – and we kept saying “this is it”. We went to L&D and they said that my waters were still intact so they gave me pain meds and sent me home. We were so discouraged but what could we do?
On October 11 at 6:30 am, I had to pee so bad and my underwear was soaked. I thought I peed my pants. Went to the bathroom, changed panties and went back to bed. Around 8:30, I woke up again with some SERIOUS cramps and underwear soaked – again. I (instead of calling my doctor) got on the toliet and facetimed my sister who is in nursing school. I showed her everything and she said it was probably my water! I called my mom who said the same thing. I eventually called my doctor and they told me to go straight to labor and delivery! I went and woke up Aaron and told him my water broke! He hopped out of bed, grabbed my bag and his shoes and ran to the car, lol.
As soon as we got there, I was leaking EVERYWHERE. I kept telling the nurses to grab a mop and walk behind me. They said they had to confirm my water broke before anything happened so I got in the gown, and got checked. INDEED IT DID! As she checked me, it gushed all over the bed. The contractions were 6 minutes apart but hurt like HELL! I was going to go natural with the labor but it was RIDICULOUS. I got an epi as soon as possible. As soon as I got it, I felt better and even napped. I was 3 cm as soon as they checked me and 100% effaced. They came and checked me 30 minutes later (2 pmish) I was 6 cm! They kept coming back and forth to check and by 3 I was an 8.
Now here comes the Scary part.
My epidural had made me itchy so I asked for Benadryl. They have it to me and her heart rate immediately dropped to 78. My nurse came and checked me again and I was a 9. So she literally had to hold the baby’s head in and turn me to see if her heart rate would come up on its own. It didn’t and she was still coming! So they called my doctor and all the nurses. I had Aaron call my mom (they Had went to the store across the street) and told them to hurry back! They finally made it and I was in the stirrups. They all crowded around me and I got ready to push. I looked at Aaron and said that there was no way I could do this! He looked at me and said – we got this babe! Every time I pushed she would Inch back up. She didn’t want to come out so my doctor had to use the vacuum and cut me a little bit to get her out. I pushed 7 times and she was here!!!!!!!!!
Aliviah Pearl Lee was born at 4:12 pm on October 11, 2013.
first time holding her 🙂
first family photo
right after I got my epi, lol feeling good!
I am trying to show pics of her now but its not working 🙁