Hi mama's. I finally got sleep and have time to post our baby story!
I started having cx at about 1 am Friday. By 3 am they were about 10 minutes apart and too intense for me to sit, stand, or sleep.
I woke DH and told him to get ready. He started coffee, gathered all our remaining things, and checked in on me constantly. I called the hospital at about 3:15 and told them that I was having cx about every 10 minutes. They told me to try a bath or shower and see if they continued for another hour, but to call or come in of they got too intense. (At the time I was handling them well)
I took a bath - afraid that I'd have a hard cx in the shower and pass out! By 3:30- 3:45 they were getting really hard.
After the shower, the cx got more intense - especally in the back! - but were still about 10 -12 minutes apart.
So I hung our until about 4:30, then after a huge hard cx, decided "what the hell..." and told DH to get the van. In the 30 min ride to the hospital -- 1 cx. I was praying they would not
So we get to the hospital. I had to walk all the way thru emergancy to regisaration. Stand while the lady dinked on the phone and got my paperwork, walk all the way back thru emergancy and to the other end of the building to the elevators that went to l&d. By this point I was getting pissed -- I was obviously in labor and stopping every couple minutes to catch my breath or have a cx, and no one offered a wheel chair or anything!!
Up in l&d I was put in a "pre-check" room where I was pretty much left alone for an hour while they hooked me up to a external monitor. After checking my cervix (6 cm!!) I was given a room. By 5 am the l&d floor was BOOMING! There was not one bed left empty! They had to have another dr saty thru the morning to help!
By the time I got to my room, my back labor was so intense I was crying, and hardly able to breathe. It felt like I was getting hit by a truck with every cx. I have never felt pain like this. Labor with ds #1 was nothing compated to the back labor with Jacob. I demanded something for the pain, and requested the lowest dose to start. -- I did not want to have drugs at all, but was violently ill from the pain in my back. I rested for about 2 hours, and the dr came in at about 8:30. I was 8 cm, and it was decided to break my water to speed up the process. I was ok with it - I wanted it to be over! I was hooked up to an IV and given anti-biotics for the GBS.
Jacob was facing the wrong direction, and I flipped to my side to try and get him to roll over. By this time, the meds were gone and I was in agonizing pain again and hysterical for relief. DH tried everthing to help - rubs, counterpressure, but nothing worked. After about 30 mins, I asked for more meds. It was ok'd, anf the nurse left to get them. I felt it took her too long (4-5 cx) and started screaming for her, paging her, & finally she came back. She gave me a small dose again. It really did not help much...
I felt the urge to push, and told her. She said that I needed to wait cuz the dr was prepping for a c-sect. (for someone else). After 2 more cx (with me gently pushing) I asked her where the dr was, again stating I needed to push. She repeated not to, that the dr was busy. I told her that I was going to anyway and she needed to get him. (HA! Try and tell a mama not to push!)
The dr came rushing in a min later. It was obvious I was pushing by then , cuz he was about out! They frantically threw the room together preparing for baby.
After about 6-8 hard pushes (at one point after a push he rolled over. Talk about a wierd feeling!!!!!) He was out - and a little blue. They got him breathing good after a rub down and he was great!
The dr pushed pitocin 2 times for the delivery of the placenta (I was not happy about that!) and after a few minor stitches, I was all better!
DH held baby and I showered, then nursed. He's a wonderful nurser, and is certainly a mama's boy. Last night he slept 4 hours, nursed, then slept 4 more. Was awake for 3 hours this morning, and is now napping. It's awesome!!
Here's a link for his pics!http://www.growingfamily.com/webnurs...LID=9Q9Z7H7W6S
BTW... my mom is still here, and driving us nuts! not helping out, and talking about extending her stay!!! AAHH!!
Are we starting a link/forum for us after babies are here? Do you want to have a thread in Birth & Beyond??
Phew... that was a long story!!! Hope you like it!