I wanted to do this years ago, and I decided to try and bring it back. I want to hear your birth story. My birth story, both of them were amazing, challenging and scary in different ways. My daughter came on a full moon and the hospital was full. SO her birth story is about how we almost didn’t make it to the hospital. I’ve shared this before but wanted to share it again.
I had a lot of trouble getting pregnant. It took us over two years. We started going to a fertility specialist and we were lucky because the first thing they did got me pregnant. I had my tubes flushed. Next thing I know I am pregnant.
I hated being pregnant but was very exciting about becoming a mother, and the closer the birth date came, the more nervous I became about pushing a baby out. I knew I would have a larger than average baby but she was smaller than I expected.
I had the option to do an induction and I was exciting to do it. I went in to have a catheter in (a balloon to make me dilate) and was cramping from that. The doctor and nurses said to expect some cramping. He also told my daughter it was his date night and not to come out until tomorrow morning when my appointment was scheduled.
As children never listen, she showed him. The cramps get worse and I’m just watching tv; telling my husband I think we’re going to have the baby today. He didn’t believe me, but what did I know it was my first time and labor is supposed to be horrible and long. I start timing my contractions and they were so irregular, between 1 and four minutes apart. We called the hospital and they said, oh no don’t come that’s just the catheter.
So I went back to watching my Alias DVD‘s and the pain was so much I had to do Sodoku to get my mind off of it. An hour after calling the hospital my water broke. It was like Niagara falls. I was so embarrassed I had to change clothes before going to the hospital. My husband called telling them we were coming and they still told us not to come in.
We went anyways. I remember feeling her drop while we were on the way. I thought, we’re not going to make it. My husband drove as safely as possible, only running one stop sign and parked in the drop off area and we went in. He asked me if I could walk and I said no way.
He got me a wheelchair and wheeled me in. They still didn’t believe I was going to have a baby for a while since it was my first time and all. They thought I was just over reacting. We called our friends and told them we were going to the hospital and once I was finally in a bed lying down I was asked if they could come in and see us. I was having contractions right on top of each other and said I don’t care just give me an epidural. I had a not from my doctor saying I could have an epidural if I wanted one. They said, nope that was if you had an induction we have to call him to find out if you can have an epidural now.
I was ready to push Zoe out by the time the epidural was ready and they said I can’t have it unless I can be perfectly still. NO WAY could I be still.
I asked if I could push(knowing that I was already pushing so it didn’t really matter what they said), they said, let’s wait until the delivery Dr comes down. The nurse said I’ll see how far along you are. I forgot to mention that when they got me in the bed they measured me and I was between four and five. So they still didn’t think I could be ready to push.
She looked and said you need to get the Dr. in here we’re about to have a baby. I didn’t meet the Dr. until it was all over. I had delivered Zoe in less than 45 minutes of being at the hospital. She was 8lbs 7 ounces. Our friends were in shock that Zoe came out so fast. I was in shock, but Zoe knew right what to do. She looked at us both and smiled and went straight to the breast.
Now I’ll tell you the story of my son on another day. He was the complete opposite.