I have a few minutes here so I am going to try and type Emelia's birth story.
As you know I was scheduled to be induced on June 3 at 5 PM. WELL, Emelia had other plans even though she was 5 days late. On June 2 my OB stripped my membranes as much as she could since I was only 1CM 70% effaced and cervix very high. I went to work on June 2 after my OB appointment and worked until 6:30 PM - it was very hard to get anything done though knowing that I was going to meet my baby very soon. I had a little more cramping while at work but nothing seroius. Knowing that I was being induced the following evening I wanted to try and get a good nights sleep, maybe even 10 hours of sleep. HAHAHA like that really happened. I maybe slept one hour before I started having contractions at 2 AM which were about 7-10 minutes apart. I took a shower because I had a feeling I would be going in well before 5 PM. After my shower I got on the computer and even posted on here... wanted to let DH get some sleep because every time I had a contraction I would wake him up I was in so much pain. They jumped from 7-10 minutes apart to 3 minutes apart - we headed to the hospital arriving at 4:55 AM NOT PM. haha On the way to the hospital I was in so much pain I was crying and it was hard to breath through the contractions. Arriving at the hospital they checked me and I was 2 CM 90% effaced. They said I could walk around if I wanted to. We walked not even 3 laps in L&D which are very short laps and I was in even more pain. Went back to the exam room and begged for some pain meds or something. She checked me at 6:30 a.m. and I was at a 3. At 6:40 they gave me a shot of nubain in the arm which releived the pain very little for maybe 10 minutes if that. Right after the shot they moved me to labor and delivery room. Shift change at 7:00 - new nurse brought me consent for at 7:15 for the epidural and started my IV, which by the way they blew the IV 2 times. ugh I was reading over the consent form and had a very bad contraction, had to put the paperwork down. I was like "I think my water broke" Nope, was a huge bloody show I guess. Checked me then at 7:45 a.m. and I was 7CM - they were trying to call my Dr. who was on call but at home. I was SCREAMING BLOODY MURDER for my epidural. They assured me I had time. I screamed and screamed and cried, no I don't have time. 8:15 a.m. huge gush - crap my water broke. I HAVE TO PUSH. No you can't push, the Dr. isn't here yet. Where is my epidural. He's on his way. He's not fast enough!!! I started pushing anyways. So I tried pushing without any pain meds but couldn't do it because I couldn't keep my legs open to push. Dr. arrived anywhere between 8:30 and 8:45. Begged for pain meds because I can't do this. It was WAY TOO LATE for an epidural. They gave me an epithecal (some kind of spinal) close to 9:00 a.m. and little Emelia was born after about 6 pushes at 9:18 a.m. weighing 8 pounds 3 ounces 21 inches long. Very strange is they couldn't put her up on my chest right after delivery because her cord was really short, but I got to feel her in my hands on my stomach while they cut the cord. DH and the nurse gave her a sponge bath while the Dr. delivered the placenta and sewed me up after having 2nd degree tearing. I took a shower and then got moved over to my new room.
She latched on right away so no problems there. She slept pretty well the first night but second night we sent her to the nursery from 4 a.m. to 7 a.m. so we could get some sleep. When we left the hospital she weighed 7 pounds 9 ounces but they weren't concerned. We have been home for 2 days now - things are going well. Having a hard time getting her to sleep at night but she is still on my work schedule when I worked nights. But once she gets to sleep she sleeps good waking up for only 2 feedings at night.