Last sunday the 11th, it seemed as if I was leaking fluid. So we headed to the hospital and sure enough, my membranes had ruptured. I was 36 &2, and we proceeded with induction. It was midnight and both dh & I were tired and hungry. This was a bummer. I labored along until I was at 6cm at noon. At that point it was obvious (back labor, ctx pattern and nurse could feel his head position) that baby was posterior. I was tired and discouraged because I was worried that I wouldn't continue to progress if baby didn't flip. We worked pretty hard in a couple of positions to encourage flipping. I really wanted to avoid pain meds but at this point I was considering an epidural. With dd, the only thing that got her to flip from posterior and my cervix to fully dilate was an epidural. The nurse checked me one more time and luckily baby had flipped and I rapidly dilated and was ready to push in short order. I pushed about 4 times and baby John was born at 2:30 pm. I am so glad I was able to experience labor without pain meds as this was a major disappointment from dd's birth. Feeling the entire process was amazing.
He is a healthy little peanut at 5lb 10oz and we are working on nursing. Because he was early its taken a while for him to build the endurance to suck productively. We are pumping post feelings and hope to be fully at the breast soon. He did have a bit of jaundice and we did phototherapy for a couple of days. Thankfully I am making plenty of milk and he is gaining weight nicely.
That's my story, hope it made sense because I'm grabbing a quick break between feedings
Good luck to the rest of you as we start to hear more stories roll in at the beginning of the month.