Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I'm Back! - Birth Story

Wow what a busy couple of months it's been! I of course had my baby boy :) and have been taking care of him full time. He is napping right now (yes!) so I have sometime to update my blog! I thought I would start with my birth story so here goes:

I had been trying EVERYTHING to go into labor on my own and my little man just wouldn't budge! I think he was cozy and wanted to stay in there forever. My blood pressure had been rising and my doctor did not think it was a good idea to let me go too much past my due date so we scheduled an induction for the day after my due date: Monday, Feb. 13. I was supposed to go in at 6am in the morning but received a phone call around 4am saying they were really full and needed me to wait to come in until some other women had their babies. UGH! I was just so ready to go in a meet my little boy and get my nervousness over with and then they told me I had to wait until who the heck knows when! :( Well they finally called me around 10am and asked me if I was ready to have my baby....uh...DUH! So we went in to start the induction process.

I got checked in and changed and then they started cytotec to ripen my cervix since I wasn't really dilated at all.Well not long after that I started having contractions and dilating like crazy! The contractions weren't painful at first but then all of a sudden BAM I felt like I was dying! I figured I MUST be close to 10 cm because of how painful it was, but they checked me and I was only at a 4! I knew then that I had to go against my original wishes and just get the epidural because I was in so much pain. After I got that I felt a lot better until later when it started to wear off. When I was at about 6cm my doctor ordered pitocin because she didn't think I was progressing fast enough. I then got to about 9cm and by this time it was close to midnight.

I had a wonderful very helpful and caring nurse during the day, but the night nurses were total witches! When I was getting ready to push, Jonathan and I said how we were hoping for a Feb. 13th baby and one of my most favorite nurses (NOT!) said "Oh no, you will definitely have a Valentine's baby because ALL first time moms push for at LEAST 4 hours" Thanks chick! She was a total pain and not to mention my epidural was completely off at this point. She was unfortunately right and I pushed amidst all the nurses yelling at me an stretching out my lady bits for 3 freakin hours! I was exhausted and ended up passing out completely in between each contraction with Jonathan coaching me by my side.

My little boy was not wanting to go anywhere and finally after pushing myself into a fever they decided to do a c section. I NEVER wanted to have a c section and before going through all of this it was my biggest fear. However, after pushing for 3 hours through absolute pain and exhaustion I was actually RELIEVED and almost excited to get that dang c section! They pulled the love of my life (10lb 13oz 23in long - no wonder!) out of my body at 4:14am on Valentine's Day and I felt ultimate bliss. It was the happiest moment of my life and I will forever absolutely LOVE Valentine's Day! :)

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