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It was about 8pm 8/22/12 when I first started feeling the contractions. I waited a couple of hours and then decided to go the hospital. When I got there they said my contractions were still to far apart and told me to go home and try to get some sleep. Sleep! Needless to say that didn't happen. I went home and tried to lay down, when that became unbearable I got up and walked around the house until I couldn't take it anymore. (I'm kind of sissy, when I'm hurting I definitely whine a cry alot, lol) We went back to the hospital and this time they let me stay but told me to walk around the hospital for an hour. If I remember right my contractions were like 5-6 min apart at that point and each time I had one I stopped walking and almost went to my knees, if it werent for my bf holding me up. We did this for the required hour and then went back to my room where I promptly asked for an epidural. I should mention I was extremely nervous about the epideral, getting a shot in my spine and whatnot, but the pain was enough to help me fight through my fear. They gave me that damn epidural 3 times. A few minutes after the first time a nurse came in and poked me with a needle. I could still feel the needle just a few inches above my belly button and she said I needed to be numb up to my collar bone. So they came and gave it to me again. Each time my mom held my hand while I cried like a little b*tch. They left me alone after that one and I got comfortable and eventually started to doze off. I guess things werent going as quickly as they wanted to the doc came in and broke my water. I would come to every now and then because the nurses would turn me. Little Alex's heart rate kept slowing down, but once I'd turn it went back up. After I had finally fallen asleep, completely, I woke up to like a dozen nurses and doctors and who knows who all clammering about and talking too quickly for me to understand. They rolled me out of the room, not letting my mom or bf come with, and straight to the OR. It all seemed so fast and then they were still, a lady on my right with a scalpel in her hand, iodine all over my belly. Everyone was suddenly still and quiet and all I could hear was Alex's heartbeat on the monitor. Then I understood that his heartrate had slowed so much they were going to do an emergency c-section, but moving me around to get to the OR must have moved him around and got his heartrate back up. I laid there trying to breathe quietly, not to panic, just listening to his heartbeat and then they finally relaxed and took me back to my room. That was when the needle nurse came back and poked me again. I still wasn't numb more than a few inches above my belly button and she explained that if they had done the c-section they wouldve had to knock me out since i would probably have felt some of it. So on to the third epidural, this time followed by pitocin. Everything kind of runs together in my memory, so I'm not sure what time it was at that point, I'm guessing late morning, but it felt like no more than a couple hours after they started the pitocin that the doc came in and said it was time to push. I think this was the easiest part of my whole experience, lol. That needle nurse was crazy, because I couldn't feel a thing! I kept asking the doctor after each push if I had done anything because I couldn't tell if I was pushing or not. Once the pushing had started, it wasn't long at all. About 45 of pushing and he was out. I heard doc say the cord was wrapped around his neck and she told me later that was why his heartrate kept dropping, and when I would move it would loosen. No stitches, just a "minor abrasion" and I didn't even poop in front of anyone, lol (sorry TMI). 30 minutes later I was up and walking to the bathroom, I felt amazing! Compared to some stories I've heard, I think I got really lucky. I hope this next one goes so easily, though this time I'll wait a little longer before going to the hospital. I've been told since that the cord probably wrapped around him because there was so much time between the doc breaking my water manually and my delivery. Idk it made sense when I heard it...
Anyway, Alex was born at 2:44pm 8/23/2012 healthy and happy.
Denver was born December 16, 2005 @ 11:59 am. He as born 1 minute away from my moms birthday! My mom, best friend and husband (was my fiance at the time) was with me. I was in labor with him for 12+ hours. I was induced the night before and had epidural that afternoon, which did not work! My water had to be broke by the dr. I pushed for atleast an hour and I was so exausted that I could not push anymore, Denver's head was out but I had no energy left to push anymore,so my dr. pulled him the rest of the wayt out! OUCH!! It was an intense and painful labor but worth it all. He came out healthy and screaming, what every mother wants to see and hear. After being cleaned up he had a little mohawk and had blonde highlights. (The work of his wonderful aunt who was tragically killed when I was 6 months pregnant with him. She loved doing hair, so till this day we say she made sure his hair was done for his grand enterance.)
Bryson was born on August 25, 2009 @ 2:20 pm weighing 7 lbs. 14 oz. 21 in. The day I went into labor was the day my brother was coming home from Iraq. I was supposed to go to Camp Blanding to meet him and have a family day there. That morning at around 5 am I went into labor. I missed seeing him come off the bus but he made sure to come see me later that afternoon! My water had to be broke by the doctor. My labor and delivery was so easy with him. 3 pushes and he was out! Epidural did its job this time too!
Bentley was born on August 15, 2013 @ 1:40 am weighing 7 lbs 5 oz. 21 in. Now this was my fastest labor ever. I had been to the dr. office 3 days prior to labor, they stripped my membrane, the next day I was having sharp and strong contractions but they were 10 minutes apart or more, so I stayed home. After the 2nd and into the 3rd day I told my husband that if these continue like this I was going to go in and be checked out to make sure nothing was wrong. I slept on the couch that night cause I was in so much pain and didn't want to keep waking my husband up with every contraction I had. At around 10:30 pm on the 14th I decided to go take a shower to help ease the tension in my back and try to relax. I get in the shower sit down, have a contraction and then I had this feeling I had to pee. I went and used the bathroom and the bottom feel out (to say it nicely). My water broke. I calmly woke my husband up and told him we needed to go cause my water broke. We took the 2 older boys to our neighbors (they consider her their aunt) and she kept them and said she would be at the hospital with them in the morning. We were all thinking this labor and delivery would be like the last, BOY WERE WE WRONG! We made it to the hospital in about 30 minutes. My contractions were getting closer. I walked to the triage area to be looked at. I was 3 cm. They put me on the monitor and left. About 20 min later, I was in sever pain. I paged the nurse and she came in and checked me again and I was 4 cm almost 5. She took me to my room and called for them to do my IV and epidural, as she is putting me in the computer and asking me questions in between contractions. The nurse that was doing my IV came in and did what she had to do and the other one that was to do my epidural was on her way. Within that time period I had this one contraction that hit so hard I ended up on my hands and knees on the bed in pain. I have the nurse hollering at me to roll back over and my husband holding me still on the bed so I would not fall. I yelled at the nurse to leave me alone and let me go through this contraction before I got back on my back in bed. After I layed back down she checked me and I was 9 cm. It was time to have a baby!!! I was NOT READY!! I had no meds and nothing for the pain. I WAS SCARED!!! I cried to the nurse and dr to give me something for the pain but told me it was too late. It was time to push! I got my mind straight and told myself I could do this! I pushed and almost blacked out! I panicked and started to cry!!! I didn't want to push no more, I even remember telling the dr I wanted a C section...lol! After about 5 to 6 pushed he was out! The relief was wonderful, he came out silent though! They placed him in my arms and he was just looking around and totally fine!! In less than an hour and a half I had him! I had no one to take pictures or have time to have family in the room! It was just my husband!
Its hard to remember much on my 2 older boys cause it was so long ago, details are not all there, but Bentley I just had less than a month ago so his is still fresh in the memory! All in all every single one of them was a different experiance and I look back and would never change a thing!
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