Wow, I loved reading through your story! Thank you for sharing it with us.
It sounds like your little one could make an arrival any day now ~ KUP!
It iis good you don't live far from the hospital. Trust in your body, fear will just make it worse. You have an amazing story from your last birth, at least this time you will be prepared to get to the hospital quickly.
I see you've been gone a while, just wanted to pop in and wish you well. Let us know how you are when you can!
Sorry it has been a while since posting. My sister and her family had to make an emergency trip here from Arizona because of a death on her dh side of the family. It was good to see her again. But her little one brought a virus with her and we have all had little bits of sickness. Thank God it wasn't a full blown stomach flu, but annoying just the same.
I had a dr appointment last Tuesday, it went well, I forgot to ask the results of the GBS but will need to ask next time I guess.
I have been having lots of contractions but nothing close enough to take the seriously. I just wish the were doing something. The dr said that the baby isn't putting enough pressure on my cervix to make the contrations do their thing. The baby is sunny side up, so I guess that is why.
For some reason, even though I was full term with both of my other babies, it seems like I have been pregnant forever, and that this one will never come out. I have never been a patient one.
Someone wrote on my birth board that the 2ww seemed so long to find out if we were pregnant, but it fades in comparison with the last 2ww. I totaly agree.
I really enjoyed reading about you. Best wishes and I hope everything goes the way that you would like. Have faith in your body!
Ericka~Mommy to David, Paul and Adam
Hi all. I did have my baby. Samuel David was born December 27th
He was 7lb 14oz. And 20 inches long.
I decide that it was best to be induced after having irregular contractions and intense crotch pain for over a week. I went into the hospital At 5:30 in the morning and at 6:30 the nurse started a pictocin drip. Immediately I started having contrations 3-6 min apart but wouldn't form a consistant patern. At 7:30 the dr. broke my water and turned off the pict. to see if my body would take over. It didn't. I only had consistant contractions if I were walking fast. And anytime I stoped walking the contrations slowed down and weakend. So at 10 the pict was started again. Immediately the contractions picked up in frequency and strength.
I was able to handel the contrations very well with breathig and relaxation until I hit transition at 7 cent. At that point my baby was stil high in the birth canal, and the dr said that if I felt like pushing to go ahead and push to get the baby to move down. Of course I started pushing. At the same time the dr manualy streatched my perenium to speed dialation and to minimize tearing. (I have a bad scar from when my son was born.) In about 45 min I was at a ten and finaly could feel my baby moving down. It took about 4 pushes to push him out. It was the most intense emotional, painful, and tiering thing I have ever done. And this was my third baby.
I think my motivation was when I heard the nurse wisper to the dr ( I don't think she can do it. Do you wan't me to get things ready?) And the dr looked at the nurse and said (look at her, what do you mean she can't do it. She is doing wonderful. She will tell us when she can't do it.) I am a very stubern and determined woman. Hearing those words but a fire in me and I knew that I would soon have my baby in my arms.
As I had suspected Samuel was face out, and I later learned that his head was cocked to the side a little. As he crowned I could feel his little body start wiggling around in the birth canal, and as the bridge of his nose was comming out he deciede to turn over to face the right way. That was the wierdest and most painful sensation. He came out pink and wailing his little head off.
All this done with a pict drop, I stuck it out and didn't have any pain relief. I think this was the most empowering thing for me.
As I stated in my other posts that one of the concerns with not getting to the hospital in time was that I hemmoraged with my daughter because I stopped contracting when she came out, and before the placenta came out. I did have major hemmoraging this time also. Even with the pict drip turned all the way up, my uterous stopped contracting. The nurse had to stand on a stool to get enough levorage with pushing on my tummy, the dr had to order an shot of something(I can't remember the name of it), and then the dr had to twice reach in and pull out large clots, then about an hour later I started bleeding again, the pict drip was increased and the nurse pushed out several large clots again. One was about the size of a salad plate. Quite grose.
Samuel is a very healthy little boy. As many of you know My dh and I are carriers of a metabolic genetic disorder and had to ff with soy until the pku test came back. Durring this time I pumped and stored the milk. After 2wks the test came back normal and I could start nursing. Samuel is doing great! He is one of those babies who don't care where his food is comming from as long as he is getting food!
Congrats on little Samuel and WTG on showing that nurse you could do it! Sorry to hear about the hemmoraging, but glad they were able to manage it and glad that Samuel's tests came back normal.
What a story! Sounds scary, but glad you were still able to have your natural delivery even with the pitocin. I'm glad your doctor "stood up for you" to that darn nurse!
Congratulions on your little babe. It sounds like you were a trooper throughout the whole birth.
DD Eowyn born 2/8/7