- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2010
So here it goes:
So last Tuesday I started having contractions but they were 15 minutes apart. I went to the doctors on Wednesday and was dialated 1 centimeter and completely effaced. That day I also had my bloody show which lasted for 3 days with contractions 12-15 apart. I called the doctor in regards to the continuous bloody show and they sent me to the hospital for testing. Luckily the baby was not under any stress and I was sent home and told to come back when my contractions were less than 10 minutes apart or if I broke my water.
On Saturday about 4pm my contractions started getting really strong. They were 6 mins apart for 3 hours and then moved to 4 minutes. Darling Husband and I headed to the hospital only to have the worst nurse. I was only 3 centimeters but she said she would keep me since there weren’t many other patients that night. She never even had a doctor check me instead she hooked me up to the monitor and proceeded to tell me that while I was having contractions that I wasn’t in any pain since they weren’t making my cevix dialate quick enough. She told me to rub my nipples for 30 mins, which made me extremely nauseas, and then told me I must have not have listened to her because my contractions weren’t picking up. So I was instructed to get some sleep even though I was in pain and having contractions every 4-6 minutes, but according to her I wasn’t in pain. Glad she was so sympathetic lol.
So the next morning I got a new nurse. She was the best! She kept everything so fun and upbeat and really took care of me. There were many times during the day that she offered extreme comfort. So she started at 7am and called the doctor immediately. He checked me and I was now 4 centimeters and my cervix was 100% dialated so he suggested we start pitocin. The contractions got extreme but for some reason I thought I would hold out on getting the epidural for a few hours. Well little did I know she already started my IV and had everything ready because she could tell that I was going to ask soon (I already informed her I did want an epidural).
So about 3:30 I felt this pressure that I had to poop and surprise I was at 10 centimeters! Then the pushing began. I never imagined anything harder in my entire life. But the new nurse I had and Darling Husband were amazing coaches and my daughter was born at 5:19pm. She didn’t cry but proceeded to look around the room and check everything out, they had to really bother her to make her cry. Darling Husband and I were thrilled, but then my vitals starting crashing. I couldn’t see and my blood pressure shot through the roof. I couldn’t even hold my daughter. I also had extreme tearing so I had to get stitched up as well as doctors and nurses continously checking my vitals and trying to work on me. I honestly believe my body was just traumatized. I am beining continuously monitored but feel better every day.
The next few days were really hard as I couldn’t get out of bed but Darling Husband was more than a dream come true. He really took care of me and my daughter and even helped me feed. She is EBF right now and is doing amazing. We have been home for 2 days now and it’s gotten much easier. She is a dream come true. Such an easy baby and she makes me someone who was always very anxious so calm. She really is making me a better person already. The dogs met her yesterday and stayed up all night watching her. She doesn’t care if they bark or kiss her. Can’t believe how lucky I am.
Also as you might know my doctor stopped delivering babies when I was 36 weeks without a warning. After voicing my opinion he agreed to continue seeing me as my obgyn and said he would deliver my daughter. However he was on vacation last week and this week. So when I checked into the hospital I didn’t have a doctor. However the doctor that delivered my daughter was amazing and I was so pleased with him. Funny though, that night my original doctor who was supposedly on vacation was in the halls and turned a little white when he saw me. Ohh, wel things worked out so much better!