Beanbaby's Birth Story
Near Mother's Day, I went in for a weekly check (during my last month) and I was 4 cm dilated. This wasn't that exciting, seeing as how I had been in latent labor for so long and I had been dilating regularly since starting to go to the doctor every week during my last month.
Ironically, I told my OB, "I will be a mom by Mother's Day if I have anything to do with it!" By 12:30 AM the night before Mother's Day, I jumped out of bed and on the way to the bathroom my water broke. My husband didn't believe me when I told him it was time (cliche I know but it's true). He woke my mother up and we waited about 15 minutes to make sure it was really happening. After a few really extreme contractions we knew we had to get to the hospital.
My husband was driving us to the hospital (he was very excited that he got to run a red light in order to get me there in time!). While they had told us that we would have to spend at least two hours in triage, I was moved quite quickly out of triage because by the time I got to the hospital, I was already 6 cm dilated and I told them I definitely wanted an epidural.
I was then moved to a room at the hospital. I had to wait for a bit because I wasn't fully effaced and the doctor was helping other women at the time. Finally I got the epidural and it was the best decision I have ever made!
I fell asleep for a few hours after I got the epidural, but by 5 AM (four hours after I had arrived at the hospital), I was told by the nurse that I needed to start pushing. With my mother and my husband helping, as well as the wonderful nurse I had, pushing for two hours was easy.
After I had fully delivered a healthy baby girl, I did have some tearing that needed stitching (terribly painful for the next week). In all, it was an amazingly easy delivery. I credit that to the latent labor I endured for two weeks and the wonderful nurse I had while doing all the work. Honestly, the doctor came in for the last two pushes, stitched me up and charged me a ridiculous amount of money!!
All in all, everything was worth the wonderful baby I have with me today. I would have worked 100 times harder just to get her here safely. We are so lucky to have a healthy happy baby girl.
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