On Monday I had my appointment with the OB. I agreed to a NST.
The NST was non-reactive so I had a U/S Biophysical Profile. The BPP was 4 out of 8 and it showed his amniotic fluid was thick. And I agreed to be induced. (I promised Dh that if anything looked the little bit wrong that I would be induced)
I was sent straight to L&D. I stayed in my clothes for a while and the new monitoring strip showed that he was now being reactive, but with the results of the BPP 4 out of 8 we felt he still needed to come out.
My doula showed up about 5:30 and my mom shortly after that. I am soooo glad that I had the doula!
They hooked up the IV and pit about 6 pm. The pit was increased gradually.. and I was able to handle it easily.
Then about 9 the nurse came in and said my dr said we had to break my water because we really needed to know what that was that was making my water thick.
I wanted another 45 minutes... I knew breaking my water would be fast and furious (IT WAS!) but the intern came in and said we had to do it now.
So at 9:30 my they broke my water.
For the first 30 minutes things got gradually harder. At first I was only haveing to deal with the peaks... and then all of a sudden it was really hard! The contractions were on top of each other. It took 90 minutes to get to a 5. And after that I thought I was going to lose it. I kept saying I couldn't do it anymore and I wasn't strong enough.
I moved all over the place. The best place was standing next to the bed and kinda squatting with the doula and the nurse holding me up during contractions.
After I got back in bed to be checked and was at a 5, I was laboring sitting up cris cross legs and head back.
Very quickly I couldn't take that anymore and wanted to be on my side lying down. Shortly after I got on my side my body started pushing a little bit during each contraction.
The nurse checked me and I was an 8. I said I needed something and the nurse gave me half a dose of Nubain.
That made me relax a tiny bit more between contractions. one minute later My body was pushing. They tried to get me to stop... but my body wouldn't listen!
The nurse said they had to get the intern in there NOW!
She barely made it. I pushed lying on my side for a few pushes and then when the intern finally made it in the room I rolled on my back and pushed three times and out FLEW my baby boy.
He came so fast that I tore my on my old scar... a three degree tear.
The time from 5 cm to pushing him out was 20 minutes.
He was born 2 hours and 10 minutes after my water was broken.
My Ob finally made it in time to help sew me up. They did a really bad job numbing me and I could feel the sewing up.. but it was soon over.
Baby boy had stuff in his lungs and tummy that usually get pushed out in the birth canal, but he didn't spend enough time there so after a minute on my tummy they had to take him to suction his lungs.
I got him back soon after and we tried to nurse. He was too sleepy until 11 am the next day and practically hasn't unlatched since!
It was a littel bit of meconium that was making my fliud look thick, but he didn't have any issues with it. I was told that he did look a little post dates with his peeling skin.. but the placenta still looked fine. I am just glad that he is okay. And for the most part I got the birth I wanted... it was so different than the other two and yes in a way was empowering that I COULD have a birth without an epidural.
About 4 am DH and I finally decided on his name. Finnerty Edward Nelson. We will be calling him Finn... and it fits
He was okayed to go home very soon, but my OB felt that with the big tear and other little ones at home I needed to stay a second night to heal.
Lianne LOVES her new brother and Conor so far said baby and clapped his hands... he was jsut excited to see mommy again! I missed them both so much!
I am sure I left a lot out. But I need to go nurse again.
I am so in love!