Birth story anyone?
I got to the hospital and checked in about 7am. The doctor came in and checked me. She said I was still at about a 2, and only 50%. They started me on a pill that shoves up my cervix to soften it and let things progress at about 9. After laying on my back for 30 minutes I could get up and walk around. I alternated 3 different things; walking, bouncing on birthing ball, and sitting in bed. 3 and a half hours later she came and checked me again. I was about a 2-3 and still only 50%. So she did a second dose and things went the same. This time I had contractions, as I could feel my stomach harden up, but no pain. At 5 she came in and checked again. I was 3-4 and 90%. She then broke my water. (Second weirdest sensation during labor!). Painful contraction started almost instantly. I could walk and talk and smile and everythig. About 8 she came and checked me again. I was the same. Nothing had change. The feeling of her checking me was worst then the feeling of the contractions. I got in the Jacuzzi for a while to help. Nothing would help. So I needed something. Contractions were 1-3 minutes apart. And hurt so bad! I decided to get pain meds through the IV. They instantly made me nauseous and tired. Couldn’t sleep, once I was almost there, I started getting horrible back labor. I walked around and just ‘swayed’ and breathed through my contractions for the next 2 1/2 hours. Around midnight she came to check me again. The check sent my contractions sky high. I had to ask for another dose. I still hadn’t changed any so she was going to give me another 3 hours. Horible contractions and 3 long hours later, she comes in again. In the process of her checking me at 3:30am, I had a really bad freak out/anxiety attack. It hurt so bad. Then on top of that she was trying to insert a contraction monitor. That hurt even worst. I was crying and shaking. She knew I was way past exhaustion and frustration. I hadn’t changed at all so she told me that she needed to start pitocin to get things going. I was histerical thinking about having to do a epidural. She told me flat out that I had two choices. 1. Get an epidural now and start pitocin. 2. Don’t get an epidural, don’t start pitocin, don’t progress, end up in c section. So after bawling for awhile and talking it over with my mom and aunt. I decided to get an epidural. After suffering through almost an hour of contractions, I finally got the epidural about 15 minutes later I’m numb. Completely numb from belly button down! They put in tthe contraction monitor. They started me on pitocin. I went to sleep. Around 7 am I got checked again and I was about a 4. Then they increased the pitocin and let me stay for a while. About 9 they checked me. I was about 7 and still 90%. They said that it was weird because of how I was thinning. They decided to just have my uppper leg up in the sternups. About 11 I was in some serious pain on my left side. They had the doctor come in and up my dose of Epidural. Then it stopped. They took my temp and I had 101.4 temp. About 30 minutes layer they took it again. 101.6. If you have a temp over 100.6 twice in arow, the baby has to spend 48 hours in the NICU and get antibiotics. Around 12:15 I started the same pain but on my right side. The nurse decided to check my cervix, she said his head was right there. She said I was 9cm and thought I should try pushing. I started at 12:35pm. And after going from crying ‘I cant do this!’ To stating ‘okay let go.’ Everytime I started to push. At about 3:30. The doctor told me that I could have him out in the next 2 pushes. Set my mind to getting him out and at 3:35pm he was out and breathing. I hemmridged and they were in a hurry to stop it. They placed Jacob with me for a 6 seconds and took him from me. They took him to the NICU right away. Dillon went with him while I while I stayed to let the pitocin finish and the epidural to wear off. After it did, 3 hours later, I finally got to actually meet my son!
Born January 28th, 2014.
21.5 inches long.
At the hospital.
Waiting for the doctor to come and start this induction. <3
40 weeks! Last bump update! WootWoot! (:
So I know I’ve been MIA for a week or so.. but my phone has been stupid and not let me use Tumblr! But its back now! Woot woot! So update time!
I am officially over my due date! 40 weeks and 4 days. Eh. Right? Well. I am getting induced Monday! Still planning no medicine! Which I am super excited about! Jacob is ready to come out, just needing some help! I am at a really good 2cm and completely thinned out! So everything ready to go! We are kind hoping I go either tonight or tomorrow so I don’t have to be induced. But life happens!
Dillon and his whore. I mean girlfriend. Got back together which means he went MIA for a while. But totally still claims he is going to be here Monday. So we’ll see. He’s kinda annoying to me now. Haha. Evrrytime he texts me, I’m like instantly annoyed. Haa.
My mom and I got everything ready today for Monday. Washed dishes/cloths. Did our shopping. Even bought paper plants and such for the few days after I come home!
I have been extremely tired and crabby, so I am so ready to be done! Haha. Just a little more then 24 hours and ill be in labor! (:
Today’s appointment went great! She said I am 2 cm, Jacob is fully engaged, and I am only a little thick! She even did a sweep. She says anyday now. If I go in next Friday, on the 27th, and I’m still pregnant, she will schedule an induction. But no one expects him to wait that long! I’m already cramping like crazy! So we’ll see how much longer! We talked about when I should come in when labor is happening. We also talked about things like c-sections, water breaking, and policies. They will not automatically sign me up for a csection after 24 hours of water being broke. Which is great! Dillon came today. Which was nice. I didn’t punch him or yell at him, like I thought I might. He heard the heartbeat finally. Then we went to Burger King and talked. Then we went to the mall and did some baby cloths shopping. We looked at the gap, Spencer’s, and Old Navy. I only bought one thing because, you know I don’t need any more cloths for him! Everything is looking amazing right now! Jacob will be here soon and might actually have a father in his life! But man, did it feel good to come home, take my shoes off, put on sweats, throw my hair up, and relax! 1 week and 2 days till my due date!
Diaper stash ready to go!
Diaper stash all set aand ready for Jacob! (:
5 newborn prefolds.
7 random prefolds.
6 ecobum prefolds.
20 Gerber prefolds.
20 receiving blankets. (Used as flats.)
16 diaper pins.
20 extra inserts.
Appointment today. Guess who didn’t show up? Yep. Your right! Dillon. Texted me when I was half way there saying how sorry he was and how much he felt bbad but his father wouldn’t let him take his truck because he pissed him off. This boy is 21years oold and about to be a father and he has to borrow daddy’s pickup. What’s he gonna do when I go into labor?
As for my appointment today. It went good. I am officially dropped and am1 1/2 cm dialated. I am only about an inch high..his heartbeat was right on in the 120s. My uterus is still a week ahead. But it’s all going good!