The arrival of my grandson...what an eventful evening and morning it was!!!
The little guy arrived here @ 120 am this morning.....Hes a doll and just beautiful. Well my daughter came over Friday evening to drop off grandson with papa as her contractions were 7 to 10 min apart....We had some time i guess so i took baby and she forgot her bag so she went back home to get her stuff while i took care of something quick to eat for baby and papa....and i got ready and got my stuff together. She came back and we took off to hospital which was about an hour away. We arrived, and she got checked and she was only 2 cm. they let her walk to see if there would be any changes so we walked prob and hr and a half. we arrived around 6ish in the evening at this point. So, after walking and checking, her contractions were 2 to 3 min apart.....but, when she laid down the last time they were prob 5 to 7 min. So dr decided since she wasnt quite 3 cm yet....they WERE NOT GONNA KEEP HER.Mind you, were an hr away and we let her know this. Well we left the hospital pretty mad. it was 1045 when we left. She was in pain on the ride home, as she rode in back. i was sad and hurt and me and her SO felt helpless. So, we get home and by this time shes in pain...we get to her house after 1125. I call my dh to let him know im staying here just incase of a change....she couldnt lie down, she cried and screamed.....she even went to bathtub. So, finally after midnight which was only about 30 min since we got home her SO called the midwife to let her know her contractions are very very intense as they were in the hospital...but this time shes crying and screaming. we were nervous to go back out again....thinking we may get sent home if her contractions are not close together.....so her SO made a decision to say F it!!! Lets take you now. her widwife was like ....ok, i guess you can bring her back. So it took us a few to get her to the car bc she could barely walk, and i got all the stuff back in car and by this time we leave out at 1230 or later. They dont have ac so she was hot and miserable and screaming in back and she finally gets on the floor and hovers over the seat in pain..and i reach from the front to back to comfort her in everyway i knew how....iwas sad, and i finally snapped and said brittany, were gonna have this baby, theres nothing we can do for the pain, please breathe in and out, and you got to save your energy....for your next hard contraction. We at this point, were about less than 5 min from hospital, and she stops and says.....i gotta poop!! i look at her SO and i said britt, you feel pressure.??? shes like idk mom, and crying...and i looked at her SO and said gun it...shes gonna have this baby....at this point the contractions were every min and less than a minute. we arrived at the ER and I run out of car to get wheel chair and we finally get her in and we haul ass and run through this hospital...btw its a big hospital. A nurse came out of nowhere bc she heard my daughters screams...everyone saw. We get on elevator and we get off at the floor and the nurse runs and says shes in active labor they run out, and we get her in triage and she sat up and blood came out, and her water broke in car btw....she said she peed, but i was sure it was her water....and more came out when we lifted her and the nurse quickly checked her and said shes 10, lets go....and were like what??? and i said can she get meds...No, theres no time and they were all ready in room and we transferred her into bed and within less than 10 min ans three pushes he was out.....can you believe this? im so happy we left when we did....we could have had a baby in the car.....but baby and mama are very healthy and im tired and im back off to bed.
Update: My daughter was upset over not having medicine and she looks at me later after her birth and says, that this was not what she expected nor wanted. She was so frightened to go thru the actual birth without meds...and i reassured her that the worst is over, and hes coming out in a few minutes and itll all be over.....its funny how when were expecting parents we do envision what we would like to happen for us during the time of the birth...i think we try hard to make sure that all goes well and plan on how its gonna happen....but unfortunately, the arrival can come at anytime, and any place and the not knowing can leave us in a whirlwind. We expect to have our water break and rush to hospital, await for our epideral and then everything is smooth sailing from there....I went thru the same experience as my daughter.. i went thru the same experience with her. And now we can share the same story and the same hospital and it seems as if it may have been the same midwife to have delivered my daughter. How ironic. but, I was glad that I was able to be there for her, and im glad i didnt go home that night and wait for the call. God works in mysterious ways. Me and her SO did really well with her, thank goodness for the rush of adrenaline at that moment and for Gods hand being with her and us the whole time. And blessed to know theyre both fine, and baby is healthy and that all of my grandboys are so precious to me. Im so lucky and happy to share the most precious memories to my cafemom sisters...ill keep you updated with pics.