Julianna's Birth Story
As the day passed and dinner ended, I was still feeling normal, until later that night around 11:30 PM. I began to have some slight pain in my stomach that felt like heartburn. I tried to drink some water to see if that would help. Unfortunately the water did not do anything for the discomfort in my stomach. In addition I was unable to sleep because of the pain. As the night progressed so did the pain. I started to have lower back pain and pressure that made me feel like I was constipated. The pressure was getting intense and I found myself constantly running to the bathroom. Several hours had passed and it was about 2 AM. The pain was not getting any better and I knew I was starting to have contractions.
Grandma timed the contractions and they were about three and half minutes apart. My water broke in between the contractions. We then started timing them for about 30 minutes, then called the gynecologist and then had the doctor call me to find out if I should go to hospital. The doctor told me to come in so that they could see if I was going into labor.
We gathered up some things and left for the hospital. I was in a lot of pain and felt like I needed to push but did not want to because it hurt too much. While we were driving to the hospital, my water broke even more and I felt gross but didn't really care too much. I just wanted to get there as quickly as possible.
We arrived at the emergency entrance of the hospital and Grandpa dropped us off and went to park the car. The guard called for a labor and delivery nurse to take me to a room. The nurse came to get me and we walked to the elevator to go to the second floor. We arrived at the second floor and I began to walk down the hall. Suddenly I paused, my knees buckled and I felt a sharp pain in my lower back like I was constipated and needed to push.
When we arrived to the room I went to use the bathroom before going into the labor bed. Before I was even able to use the bathroom, Grandma noticed something unusual and the nurse came over and told me I needed to get into the bed right away. She said that she could see the baby's head crowning.
The nurse called for the doctors, telling them I was delivering. Several doctors and nurses came into the room and the doctor told me she could see the baby's head and to give a good push. It hurt to push, but the doctor told me she will be out before I knew it so I gave two big pushes and there she was.
The doctor looked at the clock and pronounced that Julianna was born at 3:56 AM. They took her and cleaned her a bit, then placed her on my chest. At that moment, the wait had been over and I was looking at my daughter's beautiful little face. After a few minutes, they took Julianna again and weighed and measured her and did the Apgar test. The delivery went by very quickly.
When Grandpa got to the room after parking the car, Julianna was already born. The doctor came back over with her and said she weighs 6 lbs, 8 oz. and measured 21 inches long. All of the doctors and nurses were praising me for doing such a good job with the delivery especially because I had no medication. I stayed in the labor room for a while and they cleaned me up. I also had to get several stitches, which wasn't too bad. While I was getting cleaned up, they took Julianna to the nursery to have more tests and to keep her warm.
At around 5:30 AM, they moved me into a recovery room and I was able to rest for a bit. They brought Julianna into the room around 8 AM. Several different people came into the room to check vital signs and help with breastfeeding. I was able to bond with my baby for a while, then Grandma, Grandpa, and Daddy came to the hospital to see her. Daddy was very happy to meet his precious baby girl. We were very happy to be blessed with a healthy and happy baby daughter.
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