Tristan Alexander arrived Nov 5, 7:23 am, 8 lb 3 oz, 20.5 in. He came in a hurry! I had posted about contractions around 2 am, they kept steady for two hours so we headed to the hospital. We were checked in close to 5 am, in triage for a while (took a while to find an attending to check me, they estimate I came in at 3 cm and the check was 5 cm, 100%)
At this point it was getting rough and I expected hours and hours of it, so I asked for an epidural. We were moved to a delivery room (maybe just before 7 am?) and my husband went to move the car (at check in they said to leave it) and brought back more stuff including the birthing ball. I laughed because at this point I felt the need to push, I knew I wouldn't touch the ball :P
The nurse was pestering him with paperwork when I had a big contraction and couldn't not push, and something happened - I had to tell her to check me - my amniotic sack was hanging out like a water balloon!! Then it popped. I had a few contractions while she was shouting for a "catcher" and I knew what that meant. The docs arrived and I think it was 3-4 pushes and he was here!!!
It was crazy. And our doula arrived after he did! Just glad husband didn't miss anything while moving the car
I realize how lucky I am, even with heavy bleeding/clot scare later that day, and having him stay an extra night past me bc of a stray high temp (went from treated like a queen to sleeping on recliners!)
Gotta run! Good luck all!!