Yay, another birth!!Well, I was just going to get on and tell you all that baby Jake Bryan finally made it to this world but reading the other inspiring stories, guess i should post mine.
You all will not imagine that I gave birth VBAC (first baby stillborn at 39 weeks July 2000) to Jake who was 11 lb, 5 oz...if I can do that, we women can truly do anything!!
On mother's day I was pretty well resigned to the fact that I was permanently pregnant. At 8:00 pm however my amniotic fluid was leaking (I thought) and I was having light (I could talk) contractions that were 2-3 min. apart and finally not stopping with moving around. I called my midwife and she thought I sounded so normal that she suggested trying to get some sleep and come see her at the hospital in the AM to check if I really had ruptured my membranes. They really ruptured big time down my legs while I was on the phone with her but she suggested the same plan. I was in complete denial so said ok, and hung up. My mother, however was convinced that this was it and packing up the car with my husband, Mark. About 10 min. later I was starting to think this was more than just a beginning as well and agreed to get in the car. The hospital is a 40 min. trip and by the time I got there I was not very happy. Another big flow of amniotic fluid in the parking lot and 3 or 4 big contractions on the way up to the maternity floor. Sure enough, I was 7 cm and 90% when they checked me around 9:30pm. It all went so fast, there were so many people there. I just kept saying I feel like I gotta shit over and over, I had the pushing urge even before I hit 10 and they were trying to get me not too. They finally said go for it and push and that was way better although physically hard. I mainly hung on the birthing bar and had a bowel movement for 1 hour and 15 min. Then they asked me to get into the bed (was on my side for the birth) and push the baby out "no more fooling around" said someone because "the heartrate was dropping". I pushed like an amazon 2x and he was OUT! I could not believe my ears when he started to cry! I also couldn't believe it was a boy (I've gotten over that one real quick). He was born at 12:24 am on the 13th. Best mother's day gift ever. Guess I was a real star cuz biggest vaginal birth this year at this hospital, + no drugs. I did tear pretty bad and have stitches and hemmoroids but it was worth it. Have another? Not as sure as some of the other mommies, it was pretty rough! But Jake is simply awesome!!!