Mommies_lil_man's Birth Story
I was doing good till I started to have contractions. I wasn't too worried seeing how my due date was only 2 weeks away. So I went to the hospital thinking I was actually going to get my baby out of me. I was so done being pregnant at this point!
The mid-wife told me I was having some really good contractions so she was going to check me. Two minutes later she told me I was dilated to 1 and 80% effaced! I was excited. But then she said I could go home!!! I asked why and she said that they wont keep me until dilated to 3.
I sucked it up and went home, thinking I would be right back there that Monday after my OB check up. But as it would be 3 days later I was still having contractions 5-10 minutes apart and still only dilated to 3. My OB told me that having sex and walking would help me dilate faster...well it did. Three days later, after going for a 2 hour walk (around my neighborhood and the long way to DQ) me and my boyfriend went back to his house. Right after my water broke!!!!
When we got to the hospital they wanted to make sure my water broke, but it just happened that the same test they use, semen will show up, and make it seem like my water had broke. They checked me anyways and I was still only dilated to 1 & 80% effaced. But this time my baby's heart rate was dropping with every contraction. My OB said to keep me over night to watch he heart rate and he would be there in the morning to see how I am doing.
At 9:00am I seen my doctor hoping for good news. The news I got was that I want dilating on my own and he wanted to induce me, and told me the next time I would be walking out of the hospital, I would be a mommy! I could not wait, I told them to give me the drugs! I was ready!
My whole family came up to see me and my boyfriend was the worry wart everyone thought he would be. He had to work and they said that I wouldn't be in hard labor until the next day so we made him go to work. He called every hour to make sure I was okay and the baby was doing fine. His heart rate was fine as long as I was standing or on my right side.
I was induced through an IV for 6 hours and still not dilating, so they tried putting the medicine inside of me. It was late so everybody but my mom went home. It was really late by the time my boyfriend got there and all I wanted to do was sleep. My nurse got in touch with the doctor and got me something to help me sleep. So my mom went home, around midnight my boyfriend decided that he would be able to make it back in time if I went into labor. He said he had just walked in the door to his house when I called him and told him it was time.
In the time it took my boyfriend to leave and get home, the on-call doctor and my doctor had had another talk. They said my son's heart rate was dropping really low again, and there was something wrong. Well the whole 9 months I was pregnant I was told I would not be getting a c-section. But my OB had changed his mind and left the decision up to me. I said "if your okaying it, I'm okaying it." We went in at 5:00am to start getting ready for my emergency c-section.
By 6:00am we were in the OR and I was cut open. At 6:52am my son took his first breath. The doctor said that the cord was kinked between his head and my cervix, then wrapped around his neck twice. They said if I would have pushed him out I would have killed my own baby. I really didn't want to push out a 7 pound 7 ounce baby anyways. But now I have a beautiful baby boy, who has his dads amazing blue eyes.
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