I went home, had a bath, a nap, then dinner, and the same pain started again. I thought I was terrible constipated or had pain from doing quick turns the night before to ctach my son's vomit (it was a long Friday night). I basically couldn't sleep at all Saturday night, and my pain was localized in the left abbdomen and hip, with no let up. Around 7am Sunday I told my husband we needed to go back to the hospital becuase something was wrong. He took a shower, had breakfast, and got stuff ready. I started having intense contractions for about 10 minutes, then told my husband he had to get our son in the car. He strapped DS in the car, I walked out to the, then walked back in a yelled that I had to push now!
Poor DS was strapped in his car seat as I screamed at DH to call 911 (we were not prepared for a homebirth at all!). I got to the bathroom, got down on hands and knees and within 5 minutes, did 3 pushes, water broke on the 2nd push, and out came Noah Kai! DH caught him (with 911 on the phone walking him through it as he was a little panicked). EMTs came within 30 seconds of the birth, which was good becuase Noah was a little blue and needed oxygen. We went to the hospital by ambulance while my parents (who arrived right after the EMTs) took care of older DS. We came home this afternoon, and luckily older DS understood what was happening and has welcomed his little brother.
Noah Kai was 7lb 15oz, 20.75 inches long, born into his father's hands at home on December 28.
(The hospital wanted to give me a tetanus shot because I gave birth at home.. I politely declined.)
And I got a good laugh about the tetanus shot .
A tetanus shot, really??
ETA: Did you ever figure out what the intense pain was?
Kim, Wife to Michael, Homeschooling Mom to Hannah (14), Aidan (12), Brighton (9), and Oliver (6) and Ephraim (3)
mom to Reaghan born underwater into midwife's hands 1/17/07 & Myra born surrounded by doulas and midwife at home 1/12/09. Birth Educator, and Photographer, Baby #3 Coming May 2013!
Thanks for sharing your amazing story . . . though hearing things like this makes me wonder more than ever if I will even know when I'm in labor
Weird thing about the shot....super strange...meh drs WHO KNOWS!
Proud Single Mama, Birth & Postpartum Doula
Student, Aspiring CNM
DD ~ 1/7/09 DS ~ 9/22/10
Iowaorganic- mama to DD (1/5/06), DS1 (4/9/07), DS2 (1/22/09), DS3 (12/10/10), DD2 (7/6/12) and a new kid due in early 2014
Christine (wife, mom, doula for 8 years, and midwifery student)
DD12, DS10, DS7, DS4.5, DS2.5, & #6, a boy, due mid-Sept. plan 5th home waterbirth