Happy Birthday, Anton!
Today, I celebrate the birth of my sweetie boy. He is 4 yrs old today.
I remember having 'cramps' on the 21st and even went to the hospital. I thought something was wrong. LOL. (I was 36 wks pregnant). They sent me 'home' (I was staying in a family shelter) because they said I wasn't in labor.
Well, those cramps kept coming more regularly. They really just felt like prolonged menstrual cramps.
I didn't get to sleep until about 1 am because the people at the shelter were being so loud. I woke up at 3:15am. Wasn't sure what woke me. I figured I should go to the bathroom. Before I could get up, I felt a swoosh! My water broke. All over their bed. rofl. I was calm, but excited. When I felt it was all out, I stood up. Plop, my plug came out...along with more fluid. I remember saying to myself "Well, that's gross".
I grabbed a towel, stuffed it between my legs, and went to wake up the overnight person in charge. She was more nervous than me. heh heh. She cleaned up my bed/floor while I called ds's father and also the hospital.
(No, there was no way that I could have a home birth at a shelter.).
I took a shower and then headed to the hospital.
I remember thinking how easy this all was. It hardly hurt!
Nothing much was happening so I tried walking around, etc etc. Nothing was working. I had a birth plan and wanted to go all natural. Hah.
At 2pm, they strongly suggested that I get pitocin to give me a boost. I finally relented. Well, they were giving me too much because my contractions came crashing down right on top of each other...with no rest in between. It was awful. I was thrashing around...trying to deal. They kept pushing drugs on me and I kept saying no. After more hours of that, a nurse came in and said that my body needed to get calm so that it could do it's work. She told me that she could give me something very mild to take the 'edge off the pain'. I finally relented. I had been in labor for 18 hrs. (just counting since my water broke).
Don't know what it actually was that she gave me but it made me feel ill. It was awful. Yep, it took the edge off...but it also stalled labor. I was soooo angry. My contractions stopped. I developed a fever. Ds's heartrate started fluctuating. I got scared.
The OB (who wasn't my usual because mine was on vacation) said we needed to do an emergency c-section. I was so scared that I gave up the fight and agreed.
Ds was born at 10:50 pm. Healthy and big.
I had my Solstice baby.
Happy birthday to my sweet boy. I love you. You are my world.