Ok. I'm still in the process of reading the ones that have been posted because I have a 16 month old tearing up my house
Heres mine.. I dont feel good or bad about it. It was so so. Could have been worse
July 26, 2011: I had a BPP (ultrasound) & NST at 41.5 weeks which showed placental calcification and an estimated wt of 9lbs 5 oz but everything else was okay, my midwife kept asking what I wanted to do (I kind of wanted to be induced but felt dumb asking), so we finally set a tentative induction date for 42 weeks just.in.case. nothing happened. I was emotional, feeling sorry for myself and thought for sure I'd have a baby by now
Friday July 29, 42 weeks: Nothing happened by then so I went in at 9am for cervidil. Got sent home afterwards for it to kick in. I started having some contractions at 9pm that night (12 hours later), by 11pm they were 2-3 min apart but still not that painful. I stayed up all night and bounced/paced around because it hurt more to lay down.
6am Saturday morning: I finally called my mw and she told us to come in. It was a 40 min drive to the hospital but it didnt suck that bad, I *thought* these contractions were horrible, but really.. they were nothing.
9am: A full 24 hours after the cervidil. I was still only 1-2 cm dilated and the contractions were mild and not doing anything so I was started on pitocin
12pm: Still at 2cm so they broke my water which was pretty much the most horrible thing I've ever endured. The OB was doing an internal when all of a sudden I heard him ask for the "amnio-hook" and I knew what was up.. but I dont recall him telling me he was breaking my water. Things got soo bad after this, my midwife asked how I felt about an epidural and I basically jumped on it. The hour from when they broke my water to when I got the epidural was the worst ever and I wanted to die. I tried laughing gas through a mask during this time and it just made me dizzy and I found it really hard to suck the gas out.
1:30pm: I got the epi placed and things were much better afterwards, even though there was still a big window of pain on my left side. The nurses kept turning me from side to side to try to even it out, and the anesthiolosist came back like 3 times to give me more boluses (topping it off), so it finally worked in the end, but I was SOO limp.. I couldnt even feel the urge to push, or feel any contractions or anything. It kind of sucked actually. They told me I couldnt eat or drink once the epi was in but I stuffed food in my face every time the nurses werent looking.. which wasnt often. THEY NEVER LEFT THE ROOM. So I only got a bite here and there.. and then felt like puking afterwards, so maybe not such a great idea. l
3pm: 5cm dilated. I just chilled for a while longer like a limp jellyfish
4:30pm: Got checked again and I was 10cm and discovered had pushed my foley catheter out (ewww, poor urethra). I wasnt expecting to be complete so soon. I cried but I was embarrased so I just told my husband I needed some kleenex and cried stealthy. My midwife held one leg and my husband held the other while I pushed. I couldnt feel any contractions so they had to tell me to push every time they saw one on the monitor, it made me kind of sad.
5pm: I started pushing & pushed for like an hour and for some reason they decided a vaccum was needed even though we could see his head with every push. Maybe because it had been an hour? idk.. (I later found out from my hospital records it's because he was having decels (heart rate dropping and not rising back very fast ) .. but I hear thats normal during the pushing stage so I'm a little annoyed about that.
6pm: The OB on call gave me a tiny episiotomy & busted out the vaccum at 6:30 and Roman was born 10 minutes later. He didnt ask me before doing any of this and I was trying to avoid the vaccum so much that I kept pushing when they were telling me not to in an effort to push him out before they could vaccuum me.. too late.
6:41pm: Baby is born. He was 9lbs 7oz, 21 inches long and I got to hold him and BF him for an hour before they took him away to do his newborn exam & Vit K shot(which was still done in the same room right next to me) so I got lots of baby cuddles in. My midwife was pretty adamant that my husband go out and buy food for the two of us, even though the last thing I wanted to do was eat, Finally I sent him to a wrap/pita place and devoured it as soon as he got back. Guess I was hungry.