Yea I have my baby!!!!
They started to induce @1pm on Sat. By 6pm I was only up to 4cm so they upped the dose. Had very strong labor contractions till 3am when I needed sleep so badly that I succumbed to the Epodural. With each hour my natural child birth plan slipped through the window. Luckily I had my very supportive husband and wonderful Doula to help me thorough all the pain emotions and decisions. By around 8am I hadn't dialated at all but was fully effaced so they said they thought it was time to start thinking about a C-section. They gave my body an hour before they checked it again. I still hadn't dialated, but my Doula reccomended that I give it one more hour. At this point I was even doubtful of any change, but I thought why not another hour. I was trying massage, visualization and trying to meditate and connect with the baby and communicate to her to go down. In every way I could possibly think of. The Dr. came back to examine and had a funny look on her face and asked the nurse to double check her. It turns out in that hour I had gone from 4cm to 8cm. So we gave it another hour and I started transition contractions. By 12pm I was pushing. At 12:30 I asked how far along I was and if they had any idea of how long it would take. Of course they didn't so I told them, " I give the baby 30 more min." They laughed at me. I pushed surrounded by my husband holding my right leg, my Doula my left leg, and my mom (whom I hadn't even planned on having in the room during labor) holding my head up and giving me the oxygen mask. I felt so lucky to be surrounded by such support and love and know that I only had to worry about pushing the baby out and pulling my legs back. 44 min. later I had Anika Kaelyn 8lbs 9 oz. 21 in long 13 3/8 head, (which the cord had been wraped around probably attributing to the hold up as well as her vs my size). It just felt like a miracle to finally have her, let alone to have narrowly missed out at having a vaginal birth. I guess I ripped a fair amount, but that hasn't been as bad to deal with as I had feared. Anika is healthy happy and home. Yea! thank you all so much for you happy thoughts I know those 24 hours would have been a lot harder on me if I didn't know everyone out there was giving me good Ju Ju. If anyone needs a good Doula let me know. If it weren't for her I'd still be in the hospital recovering from surgery! I truly feel that it was all such a miracle.
So good luck to all of you overdue.
I feel your pain, and if you have to get induced please let me know I will light a candle for you and send you many good vibes.
Love to you all