|In all my swollen pregnant glory.|
On July 4, 2015 I kept getting woken up in the wee hours of the morning with contractions. They were definitely stronger than the ones I had been having my whole pregnancy though still not really painful..but still I knew something was definitely going on. By 6:00am they were coming regularly and I could not get myself to fall back asleep. I woke up ate some cereal and snuggled in front of the TV with my doggies while timing the contractions. They were coming every 10 minutes for a couple hours then at 9:00am I realized they were coming every 5 minutes. I called my doctors office and spoke with the doc on call who told me I should probably make my way to the hospital. I went to talk to Rob to wake him up. I said it's time to get ready to go to the hospital! He was sleepy and didn't really understand what I was telling him so it took a while to really wake him up. We both took our time showering, getting dressed, and grabbing our bags. We probably arrived to the hospital around 11:00 am. The nurse checked me and I was still only at 1cm dilated! We walked around the hospital for a while and the nurse checked me again...2cm. Rob decided to go grab himself lunch while I sat and rested for a while. The nurse called the doctor and said that I could go home and labor there in the comfort of my home or stay at the hospital since they have no way of knowing how long it would be. We decided to stay...my sister had really fast labors and I didn't want to end up rushing (since our hospital was about 20 minutes away). The last thing I wanted was to give birth on the side of the road!
Maybe around 3:00pm the doctor (not my doctor, because of course he was out of town until Monday!) came in introduced herself and we talked game plan. My contractions were unbearable at this point so I received my epidural (lifesaver) and was feeling easy breezy. We decided to start on some pitocin and break my water to get things moving. I was still only about 3cm and 100% effaced at this point. I started feeling a lot of pressure and the doc came to check me and was shocked when she discovered I went from 3cm to 10cm in less than an hour. They had me "labor down" for awhile because 2 other women were having babies at this point and the doc was super busy. The pressure was getting stronger and stronger so the doc finally gave us the okay to start pushing (omg!).
|Mommy & Kingston|
|Daddy & Kingston|