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Chasen George's Birth Story!
Well Saturday, November 22nd was Kyla's 2 year birthday. I woke up and was cleaning the house for company when I bent over I felt a gush of liquid. It startled me and I called my OB and she recommended I come in to get checked. I told her I was hosting my daughter's bday party so I would wait and see what happens. But in the next hour and a half a felt a few more gushes and decided I should go in. I told DH to stay home with Kyla and wait for my inlaws and if anything came up I'd call him and he could make the 30 min drive to my hospital.
So I went, was admitted to Triage where they checked me and said my water was intact. But while they were monitering baby's heartbeat and my contractions they noticed his heart decelerated with one contraction. It was enough for my doc to say they would end up keeping me and inducing me incase there was a problem.
This was around 2:30pm.
So they took me into my room and hooked me all up and my contractions were 3-5 min apart. They checked me and in an hour I was already dilated from 2.5cm to 3cm.
They decided to check me again at 6pm and see where I was progressing since it appeared I was now in labor on my own. My DH and MIL came and kept me company and I was uncomfortable but they contractions were not too bad yet.
By 6 they checked me again and I had dilated to 4cm but then stalled out so when they checked me at 10pm they decided to give me PIT and brake my water.
All I can say is OW OW OW!! I was sitting on a birthing ball and rocking on it during contractions and holding DH's hand while I breathed through them. They really hurt but I wanted to see how far I could go without drugs this time. Turns out not very long! I took a shower and requested an epi which arrived while I was in my shower. Had it put in and after about 3 more contractions..sweet relief!
We still hadn't picked out a name so the 3 of us searched 2 baby books but still nothing.
We were up until 1am and finally fell asleep.
Quarter to 2am I feel a contractions and a pressure. I tell my nurse and they called the doc who came to check me and it turned out I was fully dilated and ready to push!
I pushed for 20 min and he popped right out! I was in the zone!
Then thr doctor gasped and said "Wow we have a lucky little man! He had 2 knots in his cord and I have never seen anything like this in my whole life!"
He could have been in major trouble had I not been induced that day!
So he was born at 3:05 am 8lbs 3oz 21.5 in long.
Full head of black hair and blue eyes so far. I will post pics as soon as I can!!
It was an amazing labor and delivery and I had no tearing, minor swelling and I have felt amazing!! I have so much love and excitement in me.
I'm sooo happy!