- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
My Induction started on December 7th, at the 37 week mark. Due to health issues on my part with High Blood pressure And Pre-E symptoms the dr. decided it was time to get baby out!
We did 3 grueling days of Cervidil, trying to get my Cervix to open, for 3 days we were in and out of the hospital every 6 hours to get checked out. i was stuck at 1 cm for 3 solid days without any progress, the drugs made it feel like i had a terrible bladder infection & i could hardly pee, i couldn’t sleep and it felt like the induction process was NEVER going to end. I’ll keep this part of the story short since there really isn’t much to tell.
… Moving along to when things started happening!!
Dec 9th I went into the hospital again to get checked at 10:30 still 1 cm. they did the new jelly stuff to help my cervix out as we decided the cervidil wasn’t doing the job. (my appologies i cannot remember the name) They gave me some adivan and told me to go home and sleep at midnight. I got all of about 1/2 hour of sleep, so I decided to walk the floors of my living room. I Laid down on the couch for a bit but couldn’t sleep there either. So I decided to crawl back into bed.
-word to the wise!! Do this- Pre induction I got one of those wAterproof picknic table cloths & put it under our sheets with two old towels onto of it, then the bed sheet over it.
So I crawl into bed lay down for 10 Minutes when I hear, yup ! That’s right I heard it!! A pop sound, I was startled so I told DH to wake up, as I went from laying position to sitting water started gushing out! My water broke!! we’re making progress!!
DH ran and got me a pad & I waddled Into the bathroom, sat on the toilet to let some of it drain and that’s when I lost my mucus plug. Which was NOT snot colored at all! But more like a giant old bloody clot. Ew…
I call L&D and they tell me it will be a while so to get comfortable, run a bath and wait for contractions (at this point I have none) it’s 4:30am. Call my birth coach to let her know what happened, she’s on her way it’s a 20 min drive to my house.
DH runs me a bath and I crawl in. Within minutes I am actually hallucinating! It was the weirdest experience ive ever had… not sure it if was the adivan they’d given me hours ealier?? I was talking to DH & yelling at him not to use my good paints in my art studio. He had never left the bathroom and was sitting at the edge of the tub going WTF? I opened my eyes realized I was having issues and and out of no where i started having contractions which were so intense!! It’s 4:45. My birth coach arrives as I am in tears trying to get out of the tub I am in so much pain.
Litterally from 0 contractions to insanity in 15 minutes. We rush to the hospital, me bawling my eyes out the whole 5 minutes there, we arrive at 5 am
They take me up to L&D – i dont remember how we even got there.- checked me out and I am 8 cm, I’ve progressed 7cm in 5 hours, I’m In the room waiting for the dr to give us direction, when I start to feel the need to push, it’s 6 am. They tell me I am being silly don’t I’m not fully dialated yet, & thats when they decide to wheel me down the hall to a birthing suite.
As we’re going down the hall I start pushing, everyone’s yelling at me to stop my body’s not ready, but when you feel that need to push there is litterally nothing in the world that could stop you!! well wouldn’t you know it I crawl onto the birthing bed, from the short trip down the hall I am 10 cm, dilated 2 cm in 10 minutes.
It’s 6:15. There’s no time for an IV no time for drugs baby’s heart rate is dropping I have 20 minutes to get this baby out or were headed to ER for a cesarian. The weirdest Calm came over me and I pushed with all my might. 22 minutes later Ryland is born. Everyone in the room said my face just went completely calm and I just went into a trance like state and just did it.
Ryland was born 6 pounds 8 oz. He’s had difficulty breastfeeding, he had jaundice & still has breast milk jaundice. We’re doing well, he’s almost 3 weeks old now. (funny how quickly time passes!!) As of two days ago he’s back to his birth weight.
I have a 2nd degree tear, not sure where yet I haven’t been brave enough to look. Dr. Said I am her quickest first time mom delivery, and the next baby I need to come in ASAP and not wait around at home because she said I’ll end up being one of those people who has a parking lot baby. She said I pushed so well she would have never known this was my first baby. – i guess thats something to be proud of?- 🙂
And for all of you who just clicked this to see a cute baby here he is, our Son. <3