- Pink Asawa
- 3 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
Well, I’m one of the August mama’s with a surprise July baby! To say I was shocked to find myself in labour is quite the understatement. My due date was August 20th, but at 36+5, baby decided it was time to arrive.
I woke up Monday July 28th around 12:30 am or so with some mild cramping and to go pee. I felt like I peed myself a little as I got out of bed but it wasn’t a lot and I didn’t think much of it at this stage of pregnancy haha. I continued to wake up every 20 mins to pee and started noticing that everytime I got up I was having mild contractions and peeing myself. I couldn’t tell if my water had broken or if it was just urine so I woke up DH and called the hospital to ask their advice. They asked me to come in so they could check me out. At my last OB appointment we talked about how if I notice my water break, to go to the hospital and if all is well I can go home to labour for a while beforecoming back. So, with that thought in my head we didn’t bring anything with us (baby bag was packed but mine was not).
On the way to the hospital my contractions were picking up and I started to montior their frequency. They varied between 2-5 mins apart. When we got to the hospital around 3:30 I gave a urine sample and they started monitoring my contractions and baby’s heart rate. They were building in intensity and were uncomfortable but still not super painful which is why I truly didn’t think I was in active labour. After about 1/2 hour my OB came in to do a pelvic exam and had a look on her face as she told me not only was I in labour, I was 8cm and baby would be born within the hour! I couldn’t believe it and started to get scared. I was not ready to have my baby yet! How am I going to do this?!
I had done my GBS swab a few days prior, but the results were not in yet so they gave me antibiotics right away just in case. There was only enough time for one dose. After the pelvic exam, my contractions really picked up and hurt. Now I really felt like I was in labour! Soon enough I felt the urge to push, so the nurse checked me and said there was still a bit of cervix in the way and I couldn’t push yet. OMG that was tough…. Once the urge set in it was so hard to control through my next few contractions. After a few I begged to be checked again because I needed to push. It was go time!
Pushing hurt but felt good at the same time, and seeing baby’s head was just the motivation I needed to get the shoulders out. my mom was in the waiting room and said. She heard two big screams so I’m guessing those were when the head and shoulders were delivered. At 5:12 am Baby was born!
DH and I were team green, and it was so important to us that he would check the gender. I will never forget the moment when the nurse asked daddy what we had and he proudly checked and announced it was a baby girl!! I felt she was a girl from the very beginning and I was so emotional when she was placed on my chest. My OB actually got called to an emergency c-section right before I started pushing so it was 2 nurses that coached me and caught baby. There was also a doctor in the room to check out baby after birth since she was 2 days shy of being full term.
I had a 1st and 2nd degree tear. Since I didn’t have an epidural I needed a needle for local freezing. You would think after pushing out a baby I would be able to handle a few quick needles down there but they hurt so much! Haha.
hmm I think that’s it, apologies for no cute baby pics, but take my word for it she is adorable 😉
Thanks for reading!