What a day!
Submitted by Carinne
Well it was the day after Thanksgiving and all morning and the night before i was having cramping pain like i needed to used the bathroom, but i couldn't. It didnt bother me to bad so i just didnt worry about it . At around 10:00 A.M. I had gotten a phone call from my mom telling me that my cousin Billy (future God Father) had a motorcycle accident and was at the hospital in Greenville. So as soon as I got off the phone i went upstairs to tell my fiance about the accident so we could go to the hospital. So we through our clothes on and we were off. When we finally got there i was starting to feel a little more uncomfortible but I payed no mind to it because Billy was more important. As were in the room with him, his mother and my mother were all just talking about what had happened by now its about 11 A.M. and I'm telling my mom i wish i could use the bathroom and why is it so hot in the room. I was sweating and my back was starting to hurt a little on top of still cramping. So I tried to use the bathroom one more time and still no success. When i had gotten out of the bathroom my mom was asking me about my cramps and why i was sweating so much then it dawned on her that i was going into labor and should call start timing the so called "gas pain." So we did and they were 5 minutes apart. She freaked and was told me to call the doctor which i did and she said wait 30 minites to be sure and then leave for the hospital and she would have the nurse call her when i got there. See the thing is i wasnt having the baby at the hospital i was at, my hospital was 50 minutes away from where we were, so we did what the doc told us and headed to Plano. On the way there my contractions had gone to 4 minutes apart but still no real pain. My fiance was starting to look a little pale and i asked him if he was ok he said " he just needed food and would be fine." So as we got closer to the city i mad him stop at sonic and get something cause i couldnt have him passing out on me.. mean while were waiting the food which wasnt coming very fast i called my girlfriend to let her know i was in labor. She screamed and was asking me where i was and i said sitting at a sonic drive in waiting on food. She screamed again and then was like are you crazy your in labor but you ordering food. i told her it wasnt for me and that i was worried about Chad a.k.a. fiance. Finally we got food and went to hostpital to deliver our son. Of course when i get there im checking in and no one belives im in labor because im still so calm but they check me anyway. the nurse had me change and said sit on the bed when i was done and she checked to see how far i was dialated and i was at 5cms and bag was bulging. she said could break anytime now. So we waited and walked around and rocked in the chair but still no water break. By this time it was 3 P.M. and im starving cause i had never eaten and wasnt allowed once i arrived. So at around 5 she checked me again and i was 7cms dialated but no water break so she called the doc and the doc said she was coming to break it so we could get show on the road. Whats funny is this whole time ive been cutting up laughing and joking and still not in any major pains oh dont get me wrong i was starting to feel it but it wasnt bad. doc got there by 6:30 or 7p.m. and broke my water. She was getting ready to leave again but the nurse stopped her when we notice the babies heart rate was dropping. So by now a team of nurses came rushing in and another docter who was the anesthesiologist and they were talking an emergency c cection but that wasnt my plan. i wanted to go naturally but they explained if they could get his heart rate back to normal it would have to be done to get him out safely. So of course i said ok and we argree to go with the flow. I have to say my nurse was great she helped me stay calm through this whole period of worry and never left my side. after about an horrible 30 mins of oxygen and trying to massage my belly and back to get the baby to respond he finally went to normal and were back on my plan. I did decide to do a spinal block just incase it happened again and would have to do the c cection. That hurt worse than my labor it was so uncomfortable and annoying i hope i dont have to do that again. Now its 8 P.M. and stilling laying there hungry. The nurse came in time from time but still nothing. By 9 P.M. i was at 10cms and ready to push. My doctor sounded like a cheerleader and so did everyone else which was really annoying but i never got rude i just did what they said. Our bundle of joy graces us with his presence at 9:45 P.M. with a head ful of jet black hair. That was definately a day ill never forget.