Alright, I'm going to try this on my phone
Tuesday, Donnie's flight came in around 7? Not really sure. He got back to the station in Napa and we talked after 8. I really wasn't feeling well so we didn't talk long. I'd been having BH contractions at night for the past 2 days, I really just want to take a bath. I got in the bath, watched a couple shows and went to bed. Around 2:30 I woke up and needed to get up to pee. Then I felt it coming and got up quicker, I just thought I couldn't hold it, but as I was walking, I knew it was my water breaking, not me. It did freak me out because unlike last time, this time it was more red than clear. I was freaking, not knowing how I would get Janet without making a mess. I finally was able to grab my cell from next to our bed and call Donnie around 2:50, then I called my midwives and was told to come in. Woke up Janet, took us forever to get ready and finally wake up Jackson. We left around 3:40 and got to the hospital around 4.
The hospital is so nice and they only checked me for a second before admitting me. It did take a bit for them to check to make sure it was amniotic fluid. Finally lab came back positive and we were set up in my room around 5. About this time contractions started coming. Donnie got to the hospital around 5:45? Not sure. He said hi and bye to Jackson and we sent them home.
We waited a while, and then I was told I couldnt have a water birth, which I had taken the class to be able to, since I wasn't full term. I was disappointed because I knew I could do it. With the last birth, the tub has become my BFF and I know I can handle pain in the water. So, I was disappointed, and really had no desire to have a natural birth out of the water. Sounds silly , but its so different than water for me.
So my midwife comes and we basically decide to get an epidural because if she needed to do pitocin, it's not natural at that point anyways, so might as well get the epidural. She puts in the order.
My contractions were getting stronger and the nurse tells me the anesthesiologist will be in at 9am. I started thinking I couldn't make it that long. At 8:30 I was watching the clock. I was starting to think he wouldn't make it. He comes in at 8:45 and talks forever. Finally he gets it in at 9:20? Things get a bit bad. My blood pressure dropped, made me nauseous enough to throw up, then the nurse gets enough of some medicine in. I start to feel better and not lightheaded, which the epidural was making me feel.
So it's about 9:45 when I feel better and tell her I feel like he's coming down. My midwife comes in and checks and I'm ready ! I'm basically am hding him in while they get the room ready. Midwife says this is definitely not going to be the 2 hours of pushing I had with Jackson. First push, all of the nurses are like freaking out, saying how easy this is. Second push, midwife is basically telling me to go as slow as I can. And he's out! 10am. Neither Donnie or I cried because I think we were both just stunned.
They let the cord pulse, which I wanted them to, but he was so quiet, barely crying and pretty purple, so I kind of want them to just cut him off and check him instead. Nobody seemed concerned though. So Donnie cuts the cord and they take him to clean him, he starts crying more, thank goodness. Apgars 8/9, which amazed me because I didn't think he looked so good.
Doing great now though! Nursing okay, he's just small and its like starting all over again. We'll be here until tomorrow at least since he's preterm.
10:00 am on the dot
19 1/2 inches
14 head (inches? Cm? I forget)
Donnie knows he's very lucky. Just in the nick of time.