*~*Trying to solve this puzzle called life...missing my dad*~*
[b]Abigail Margaret Michelle's Birth Story~June/27th/03~
On June/25th I had my 40 week ob appt...my edd was June 28th...my ob checked to see if I was dilating and I was 2cms...she said that my body was ripe for delivery and could by the weekend! I laughed thinking I would be induced the next week...joke was on me.
All day Thursday I didn't feel "right" just sluggish and not totally right in the head...early placenta brain. At 1:00pm I sat down at the table to eat lunch when I leaked a lil' bit of fluid out...it was just a lil' trickle, not a gush. I went to the bathroom and sorry if this is TMI but my book said if it smelled salty then the waters are breaking, and if it smelled like urine..that is likely what it was...it smelled like pee to me since I had had problems with that my entire pg!!! I put a mini-pad on and went about my day, had a shower later on and my mom came to take us to do my errands...I got in the car when it happened again!!! The time was approximately 3:45pm...I repeated the above procedure and decided I was peeing, again.
Hunter and I returned home and I put him down for a late nap and dh called to say he would be late....I told him to not be too long as I thought something wasn't right...but then I shrugged it off.
I decided to rethread the infant car seat that night around 9:30..I sat with dh on the bed and I was doing it when I suddenly had a pretty strong contraction...dh knew that was it...I denied it thinking it was braxton-hicks. Whatever.
At 9:50 I had a show so I knew things were happening...my contractions were about 9 minutes apart or less(can't remember now) I called my mom to tell her and said I would call her closer to the time we would be leaving for the hospital...I didn't think I would be until morning! HA! I had a shower with Hunter, read him his stories, did a load of laundry, all through some pretty hefty contractions..dh called the hospital and said we were on our way...Hunter was having a crying fit and so was I...he knew I was in pain and didn't want me to leave. Dh was actually yelling from the side door for me to move my butt!!! It was 11:40, we picked up my sil Kelly was my other support person and we arrived at 12:10...I was taken up to maternity in a wheel chair.
I changed my clothes...while leaning on the bathroom door for support through a contraction...I was still in denial thinking my baby wouldn't come for hours. My labour nurse was awesome, her name was Liz. She checked me and I was 5cms...and a few minutes later, maybe 20 minutes I was already 8cms!!!
They do not have epis at the hospital I delivered at as there is not enough births per year...I turned down the gas for pain relief as it made me puke with Hunter...I didn't want that again. My sil was helping me breathe and I was holding on to dh..but the pain wasn't that bad to be honest.
They called the doctor but all of a sudden I felt like I had to poop...so much pressure and I said, "I have to push now." I just started to push...my nurse had to tell me to wait while she flagged down a nurse to help her!!! I started to push and about 8 minutes later I had my girl!!! I didn't look in the mirror as I didn't with Hunter but I did look up and all I saw was dark hair and the cord! They didn't let dh cut the cord which is odd to me now that I think about it...oh well.
The on call ob came as my ob signed out at midnight...and he delivered the placenta. Abby was born at 1:24...no tears, no episiotimy, no skid marks! I felt really great!
Abby took to bf right away and nursed for 20 minutes! Our first concern was jaundice and we were pleased she was pink but the jaundice waited 48 hours before it appeared this time...my ds had it 8 hours after birth. She looked like me, right from the start! I called my mom and she knew I had a girl! She said I carried Abby the way she carried my sister and I.
I had a shower and then we went down to the maternity floor and watched her have her first bath....she was brought to my room when her temp came up....and I just stared at her for hours as I could not sleep a wink...we came home the same day...Friday afternoon!!! I want to do it again!!!
Abby is a wonderful, lil' baby and we love her soooo much!