I think it is time!!!!!! - Page 2
Brief birth story-
After a dinner of spicy Thai food, a jog and DTD, I put the girls to sleep (nursed DD2 to sleep), it was about 8:30 when the girls finally fell asleep. I could feel BH contractions coming at regular intervals for a few hours, but nothing that i even needed to breath through. At around 10:30 I decided it was time to call the mother's, just in case this was the real thing. They both live around 1 hour away, and I wanted to make sure they could make it before they went to sleep. So, they both arrived around 11:30 and I was starting to feel some more intense contractions, some I had to breath through. I was hanging out in the bathroom (having to use it every few minutes, clearing things out). I asked DH to please fill out the birth tub and I got in and hung out for about 30 minutes, but it was not really helping so I got out and headed back to the bathroom. We called the MW to ask her to come over at around 1:15 she got here at 1:50am. I was really having to work trhough the contractions at this point. They were making me moan a bit and I was working through every one with DH. I had checked myself at around 1:30 and my cervix was still so high I could not reach it.... I was pretty discouraged. MW said at 2ish it sounded like I was in transition and I said it felt like it too. I asked her to check me and she said I was a stretchy 6 and 80%..... I wanted to cry (I guess at this point MW came out and told the mom's it was going to be a while and that she thought I was further along based on how I was acting.... luckily she did not say this in front of me). I couldn't believe it felt like I was in transition already and I was just a 6 (this was at about 2:15). I got back on the toilet for a couple of contractions, but it was SOOOO intense that I ended up kneeling in the bathroom (I had 2 contractions like that). My body started pushing, I was worried that I was going to cause swelling because I was only a 6.... I reached up and my hand had a ton of blood on it.... I was dialating super fast.... went from a 6-10 in about 3 contractions, I got back on the bed and she said I was complete and had a little lip, she pushed it back and I was able to push his head down. Pushing was super intense and I felt all the pressure in my bottom.... I pushed maybe for 10 minutes before his head was born. I never really feel the ring of fire, but just uncomfortable...... after his head was born he turned his body (this seemed more intense than crowning). After 2 more pushes he was born. That was at 2:48am (just 1 hour after MWs arrived and just 30 minutes after MW said it was still going to be a few hours). I didn't feel the urge to push at all even after the placenta detached. I finally just gave a few little pushes and the placenta came out. The girls, and both moms were in the room to see when he was born. I was shaking pretty bad from how quick he came out, but I was just so happy to have him in my arms. Midwives helped me clean up and left at around 4ish, and we finally got into bed at 5. I am pretty tired now and am going to try get a little rest in with my little man.
Here is a picture from this morning:
I was just looking through the midwife's paperwork and still can't believe how fast it was.... she has written down that stage 2 was 10 minutes and stage 3 was 10 minutes..... CRAZY FAST.
I was pretty comfortable between contractions and just having to breath and concentrate through them at 2:10am a few minutes after MW came and she checked and I was a 6 and 80% and cervix still high and posterior (I had just checked myself and while I hit his head, my cervix was too high for me to reach and WAY posterior.....)
At 2:30 I started saying 'I can't' etc and had bloody show, was at a 10 at 2:35 and he was born at 2:48.... wow, I am still amazed. I feel lucky that I called MW when I was feeling timable contractions, because I didn't feel in true labor till around 1:30 and was not in pain till right before transition at around 2:15 or 2:20. Those last 30 minutes though were brutal.
Anyone else amazed with their birth experience? I think I am reliving it since we won't be having any more and the birth process is something I will miss.