Cecilia Arlene's Birth Story
The nurses at the hospital sent me home telling me to come back when my contractions were 2 to 3 minutes apart yet again because I was only 2 cm dialated but 95% effaced. A few hours later and a whole lot of timing the contractions, they finally came at 2 to 3 minutes apart and me and my fiance made our way to the hospital...him all happy and smiles, me not so much... screaming in pain.
The nurses confirmed yet again that I was only 2 cm dialated but now 100% effaced and told me to go home. They gave me an Ambien and told me to go to sleep and come back at 12 the next day. We left the hospital at 11pm that night. I don't remember walking out to the car or the drive home, walking in the house, changing clothes, or going to bed. Thanks Ambien. I do remember waking up every so often and seeing clowns in my room.
Next thing I know I am waking up in the hospital with a nurse telling me that she's going to check me. She tells me that I am 8 cm dialated and that she will be back in a bit. Twenty minutes later, she comes back and checks me again, and tells me that I am 10 cm dialated and that I'm ready to go.
Some how after hearing that my daughter was about to be born I happily (to an extent mind you) fell asleep. Next thing I know my actual doctor is waking me up and telling me its time to push. Some one had gotten everything ready for the delivery with my legs in the stirup thing. Don't ask me how I didn't know that they did that! I have no idea.
Thirty minutes later, my daughter is born and I again pass out. Three hours later I hazily woke up to be in a room with my daughter in the clear thing they hospitals use to hold the babies in, and my fiance asleep on the cot thing. I woke Leo (my fiance) up and told him to hand me my daughter. As he did I asked him what happened. He said that at 2 am, after our trip to the hospital, I jump out of bed like there was a fire and yelled at him to get up. He said that I told him that I thought my water had broke and that it was time for us to go. He said that when we got to the hospital they couldn't check me because the Ambien was making me shake really bad; that they had to give me a pain killer to get me to relax through my IV. Then supposedly I asked for an epidural but I don't remember asking for it. I didn't get to hold my daughter till a long while after she was born.
Cecilia Arlene was born March 7 2009 at 6:52 am, weighing 5lbs 13 ounces at 18 inches long.
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