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My contractions started on friday 11/11/11 at 2am. By 5 am my contractions were hurting me so badly that I finally woke up my DF and asked to go to the hospital. We got there at 6am and was only dialated 2cm so they made me walk for an hour and checked me again still no progress so they sent me home. Still friday I walked my house all day and my contractions were still the same, painful. By 6am Saturday morning I was in tears on the toilet crying to my DF that I was in pain. I sat on the toilet for 2 hours, I don't know why but it was the most comfortable spot that I found! My mother called and I was crying on the phone and threw the phone cause I couldn't talk, finally she told my DF just to take me. Reason me and DF were debating on going is that we didn't want to get sent back home again. So at the hospital again at 10am and only dialated 3cm! I was so upset. But the doctor came in and said they were keeping me because I was in so much discomfort! YES! 12pm I got my drugs! By 11pm that night the gave me pitocin cause I was only dialated 5cm. It didn't work. 3am Sunday morning they were deciding to prepare me for a c-sections but I cried to my nurse that I did not want a c-sections so she worked her magic and kept me moving in bed, fliped me every 20 mins. By the time my doctor got there i was 8 cm and said to wait. At 6am my DF was drinking coffee and NEVER drinks coffee to stay awake. He started to turn white! Throwing up in the bathroom! 8 am I was ready to push and my DF was back into the bathroom! Thank goodness I asked my mom to stay in the room cause she was holding my leg and my DF was too faint was sitting front row and center to the show! lol Who told me that he did not want to watch before all this! When I was pushing it was at that moment my meds decided to quit working! I felt everything! Even though my legs were still numb I still felt my son's face coming thru! Our son arrived at 8:38am 11/13/11! So I was in labor from Friday 2am to Sunday 830am! Long long long labor! :-)
Wednesday, 12/22/10, I woke up in what I thought was a puddle of pee. DH said it was my water that broke. Of course I said no way, she's too early. She's not due till 2/4/11. He went off to work and I tried to go back to sleep. He came back home by 8:30am and I got in the shower. We decided to go to the hospital just to make sure everything was ok. Got there and they tested me 4 times before deciding that yeah my water did break (they didn't believe me). Because I was at 33 weeks and 5 days they decided to keep me. Finally sometime Saturday, 12/25/10 (yeah Christmas day) I started having contractions. Or at least that's what I said they were, the doc and nurses didn't believe me. Finally right around dinner time one nurse believed me that I was having contractions. I got an epidural around 10pm but it didn't work, my legs never got numb or anything like that. Come to find out, DD's head was already past the point to where the epidural would do any good. Unfortunately my mother and father stayed in the room with DH and I (I wish I could take that back). If it weren't for the nurse and DH, I would have gotten up out of the bed and walked home (or at least that's what I told them, lol). I felt EVERYTHING. Finally Samantha was born at 3:56am on Sunday, 12/26/10, 4lbs 11oz and 18in long. My placenta wouldn't come out, so the doctor put her arm (yes whole arm) up in me to get it out. I don't remember much after that because the nice nurse gave me demerol :). So I was in the hosptial for almost 5 days before DD was born then they kicked me out on Tuesday. Samantha was referred to as the blizzard baby in the NICU. Since she was 6 weeks early, she was kept in the NICU of one hospital for 3 weeks then transferred to another NICU for another week. So 6 weeks early, 4 weeks in NICU. But now you'd never know she was a preemie, she's gigantic! 22lbs, 34in long.
The day before my due date I was determined to get this baby out so dh and I went for a LONG walk...while we were out I started having mild contractions so I just kept on walking until they were coming pretty regularly. Then I went home and timed them for a while (at this point they were pretty mild but coming at regular 12-15 minute intervals) We tried to relax and watch some tv. (I probably should have went to sleep but I was too excited) By about 2 am they were coming every 5 minutes but still not that strong. I called my mom she said I should go to the hospital and get checked. So we went but I was only 1 and half centimeters so they sent me home and told me to go to my dr's appointment the next day. By the appointment the next day at 2 pm I was in excruciating pain...The contractions were coming every 3-4 minutes and I wasn't really getting any relief between contractions. I went to my appointment I was only 2 cm (I was pissed!) but she sent me to the hospital anyway (checked in at 3 pm). I was in a lot of pain and wanted to get in the tub but my nurse was being lazy, at 6pm my doctor finally showed up ( she checked my progress...only 2 and a half cm!) and got them to get me in the tub. The water was amazing, I finally could relax a little! After about 5 minutes in the tub my dr came and told me, if I got out now I could get an epidural (the anesthesiologist was already waiting) so I got out and got the epidural. I didn't feel a thing from there on out. About an hour after the epidural (7 pm) the dr broke my water and I had jumped to 8 cm! An hour later I was at 10! I had to wait about an hour to push because my dr. was delivering another baby. I pushed for about 2 and half hours! And ended up having to have an assisted delivery (she had to use the vacuum thing) but finally at 2:34 am (it was now the day after my due date) after 36 hours of labor, Lynzie Kay was born. She weighed 8 lbs and was 19 and 3/4 inches. All I could think was how perfect she was! I completely forgot how tired I was and spent the rest of the night awake just holding her and staring at her little face!
I was living in janesville, wi at the time and I worked the night it started for me until 9pm on 07/23/2011. I also was scheduled to work the noc shift at my other job as a private homecare aid well i drove to my other place of work and as i was leaning over to get my bags out of the car i heard something pop twice and a thought crossed my mind thinking "i hope i didnt pee in my pants" as i got out of my car a gush of water came and so i rushed into the house. I had to wait to use the bathroom until the lady i was caring for was done and while i was in there the water just kept coming, i was kinda nervous, but calm and had to get it straight in my head that my water had broke and i wasn't peeing. I told the daughter in law of lady i have been caring for and she drove me to the hospital. I called my husband on the way and got situated into bed and the constraction started to really come and i tried to take the pain, but contractions are the most unbearable pain that i think i will ever have. I finally took epidural and fell asleep around 7 or 8 in morning the contractions started again and took a few hours for her to want to come out they had to use vacuum on her. It was just complete joy when she came and then the doctor had a hard time getting the placenta out and then for the bleeding to stop so i had to go into surgery so they could put a baloon in to stop it. I had lost alot of blood and was given 3 blood transfusions. Chloe she was born a month early at 5 lbs she went down as far as 4.9 due to being jaundice and not eating much. She was able to come home with me and my husband 2dys later.
On May 3rd, I woke up at three to go to the bathroom. I felt leakage on the way back to bed and thought "huh, then I should have contractions soon" Sure enough, they came hard and fast. I waited a few minutes to make sure, then texted my doula and told my husband he better get some sleep since we are having a baby tonight or tomorrow. I made him go to sleep and I tried to go back to sleep, but kept moaning, so I took a bath so as not to wake him. He asked me if he should wear ear plugs. I said YES. I threw up after the bath and told my doula who told me she will meet me at the hospital. I was still thinking I had hours. It was about 5:30 at that time. I was surprised to go already. Found out later, since I threw up, my doula knew I was already in transition! But, I hadn't packed my bags yet and my husband hadn't cleaned out the car yet...so I woke him up and we did that. I took another shower cause I forgot to wash my hair. (Yes, I took a shower in transition!) I had several contractions while doing that. As I was getting everything together, I realized I had a pushing urge. I said to my husband "Uh, I think we better leave NOW, I just felt like I needed to push" I got to the hospital, they were trying to get me to sign papers. Apparently I signed one of them really strange lol. We got to the room and I got checked fully dialated and effaced. I said "Wait, the baby is coming NOW then!" I still thought I had hours and hours. It was about 7:45 at that time. The nurse told me to not push. Ha, I had been pushing since I left home...I said "MY BODY DOES IT FOR ME!" The doctor made it and then she tells me to push when my body didn't feel like it. I hate those monitors, they trap you in the position and tell them when you have the contractions. I found I do NOT like being told what to do lol. I had him at 8:30, five and a half hours after I leaked amniotic fluid. Here I thought I was going to have 24 hours of labor!
Around 3am on December 22nd I went into the hospital because I was feeling contractions every 3-5 min. My due date was on the 20th and doctors said, they would most likely have to induce me the following week. So I didnt think anything of it, and I thought they would just send me home. Instead they put in labor/delivery room. At 8am My water broke, and thats when the pain kicked in,, I was planning on having a water birth, but the tub was in the room across the hall, so they had to plug out the tub in the room, disarm to be able to bring it into my room, and than called the maintance man to fix the water, because only cold water come out. So after all that ordeal, I just was in so much pain on a stupid medecine ball I just wanted some relaxing medecine, so after i took that I couldnt go into the tub, because it was dangerous.. So the nurses didnt like me that much haha. So the medication didnt take away my pain, it just helped me calm down and cope with the pain, and I fell asleep. Until about and hour or two later woke up in so much pain, nurses asking me if i want an epideral, I said no over and over,. and my boyfriend was there in my face telling me breath out breath in, The pain literally was gone, I kept calm with him but if he even turned away for a second I started hyperventalating haha I was so scared, but he than again kept me calm and breath. I was 4 cm when I took the medication and an hour or two later was when the doctor came in and told me Im 9cm, I almost died I was so scared and I didnt get the epideral so I thought i was going to feel all this pain. And I pushed for about an hour,, and at 2:05pm.. Luna Ann was born :) and i just remeber just holding her and my boyfriend right next to me wanting to cry but i was so out of breath I could just gasp for air. I just held her tight and didnt let go. I am so blessed she is my miracle... 12-22-11<3
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