So with ds 1 I was on bed rest for a week before he was born (at 32 weeks due to severe pre-e). So when we went in the last time (I was home on bed rest) it was 3 am on a Sunday. My blood pressure was like 195/165... The immediately put me on anti seizure meds and then it was like being in a disco party with strobe light effects. I'm sure the nurses thought I was losing my mind. At one point they started discussing putting a catheter in (cause I was not going anywhere). I looked at my dh and said, "up? Nothing's going up... What's a urethra?!" Then started laughing hysterically... The nurses looked at each other and then my husband... He assured them that I was, in fact, lucid and able to sign things. See... I watch a lot of FRIENDS, and in one episode Joey gets kidney stones, and I was just quoting the show.
Hah, if I were your nurse I'd probably give you a funny look, too!
Hmm let's see.
With DD1, I planned to chill at home during early labor, but it became clear quickly that labor was progressing super fast and that we'd have to hustle to the hospital unless we wanted an impromptu home birth.
So I started making my way out to the car while DH finished grabbing last minute stuff. As he started the car, I made a quick trip to the bushes to throw up, then got back in. Poor DH just stared at me, very concerned, and asked if I was alright. I yelled, "GO!" ...and he went! I was so annoyed that he didn't have the same sense of urgency that I did, and even got mad that he wouldn't illegally pass a van going (IMO) too slowly. (My water broke in triage before I could even change into the hospital gown, and she was born an hour later.. so it wasn't totally unfounded!)
I needed some of these today! Thanks for sharing.
My best was from DS3. Water broke at 3:30am and ended up on pit that evening around 9pm. DH took a nap after I got the epidural. At midnight, when it was time to push, the nurse woke him up and told him the baby was coming. DH said "okay." and immediately went back to sleep. The poor nurse had no idea what to do. Thankfully, my mom was there. She shook him a bit and I said his name a few times to get his attention and when he was looking at me used my best pay-attention-to-me-this-is-important voice to tell him "The baby is coming. Now. Do you understand?" The nurse and MW were laughing hysterically as he shook his head and, clearly still dazed, said "really?" I assured him "Yes!"
Needless to say, I do most of the night stuff with baby. I wish I could sleep like he does.
big boy 12.8.07 @ 39+2 7lbs 8oz, 20.5" BFed for 13 months
middle boy 8.12.09 @ 39+4 7lbs 9oz, 21" BFed for 13.5 months
little boy 4.26.11 @ 38+4 6lbs 14oz, 19.5" BFed until 26mo and restarted at 30mo!
baby boy 10.25.13 @ 41+0 8lbs 15oz, 21.5"
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