Sorry its so late, I've been adjusting to three along with my two oldest being sick this past week as well. I tried to remember the best I could as far as times go during the induction, and the sequence of events. lol
Induction day: July 19th- 37w1d
Induced due to my history of stillbirth, fast labors, prolonged early labor (Drs didn't want me too tired to labor and push effectively when the time came), and living 2 hours away.
July 19th- 5 AM:
Woke up to head to the hospital. Arrived at 7 AM and was told there were no rooms available just yet, so we parked our butts in the waiting room.
Sat there until around 1 PM when we were told that they had a room open for us and that it was being cleaned. We got in the room and waited... and waited... and waited for a Dr. Meanwhile, I signed all my consent forms and did the whole "review of history" thing with the nurses... got my IV put in.
(excited to be starting the induction and having our baby soon!)
They had to try twice to get an IV in me. The nurse that tried the first time in my left hand had requested someone else do it because she was "shaky", but she didn't feel like waiting and blew out my vain. The second nurse put the IV in my right arm and started taking blood samples for various things (I believe some of it was because I was donating cord blood)... as soon as they started taking the blood I started feeling faint and hot like I was going to pass out. I asked for some cool washcloths and that didn't help much... a short while later Brynn's heart rate dropped down into the 70s and the nurse quickly paged the Dr to come in. I was rolled onto my left side and soon after her heart rate returned to normal. It was VERY scary.
Dr came in and inserted cervadil. I was 2 1/2cm and 50% effaced. I was having some contractions, but nothing I could really feel... I did have one strong contraction probably an hour or so after the cervadil placement and Brynn's heart rate dropped into the 70s again and everyone came rushing into the room and rolled me over onto my left side again... told me that if it happened again then I would have to have oxygen.
Around the start of this induction I was also told that I was positive for Group B Strep. I had never been told this before at any appointment, so it came as a shock to me. I had to ask a bunch of questions about the antibiotics and the baby and such because I had never had this before with any other pregnancy. They started me on the antibiotics for that. I received that every 4 hours.
3 hours after the placement
of the cervadil I was suppose to be checked again for progress... They were super busy in L&D... LOTS of C sections that night...
it wasn't until around 10pm or so
that the Dr came in and checked me... said I was 3cm and 60% effaced and asked me if I had had any surgeries done to my cervix, I told them only the Cerclage. She said that that was what was causing the scar tissue on my cervix, and that she was going to stretch it and try to break some of it up to help the induction go a little better.
They started the pitocin
at this time... Brynn's heart rate kept dropping after each contraction, so I had to get put on oxygen. I somehow managed to labor through most of the contractions sleeping on my left side. My contractions were starting to go off the chart during this time, so IDK how I managed sleep... I guess laying on my side just made the contractions more bearable.
(The Devil's drug... aka pitocin)
They checked me at 3am
and I was only 4cm... they said they would come back in after another C section and break my water to speed things up. I went back to sleep.
I woke up at 6am
with a HUGE painful contraction... while I was sleeping they had been upping my pitocin medication and it was set pretty damn high at this point. Brynn kicked or something at the same time I had a contraction and I swear to God I thought my uterus had ruptured from hyper-stimulation... that's how bad it hurt.
I went to the bathroom and got on my exercise ball for a while... tried laboring through the contractions on there... tried all the techniques to try to work through it all naturally... yeah, didn't happen. I was exhausted and in too much pain.
I asked the nurse for the epidural.... and then I cried about it.
My husband told me that he was proud of me for laboring through it all as long as I did, but that I needed my rest so that I could push. The nurse told me the same thing... she couldn't believe that I went as long as I did without any pain medication.
The anesthesiologist had to give me four doses of the strong epidural medication directly into me in order to make the contractions not painful anymore. Told me to push the button if I needed anymore and if that didn't work then he would come back in and give me more directly.
I got the epidural and shortly after, my favorite Dr came on duty and came in to break my water. Two Drs that had seen me throughout my pregnancy in office and L&D were there that morning of the 20th. Dr Deen (my favorite Dr), told the midwife that SHE was delivering me... I guess they had argued over who would get to do it and she won lol.
A few hours later
they checked me and I was 7cm. The Dr left and not long after I had to have my husband help me sit up because I felt sick to my stomach and told him to get something quick because I was going to be sick. For the first time ever, I threw up during labor. I only threw up once though and then I was fine (thank God). A little while later the epidural wore off only in my lower abdomen. I tried pushing the button a few times and nothing happened... even when it was maxed out. At this point I felt this huge contraction and Brynn kick at the same time and I felt herself lodge herself further into the birth canal... it was the most insane and intense feeling ever. I had never felt something like that with my others, even with my delivery with Asyia, which I did all natural.
I asked for the anesthesiologist to come back
in and give me more medication to dull the pain a bit. She came in, gave me half a dose to see if that did anything, it didn't, so she gave me the rest of it. At this point I told the nurse I wanted Dr Deen to come in and check me. She asked me why???? I wanted to yell at her "why the hell do you think?" but I just said that I felt a lot of pressure and like I needed to be checked.
Dr Deen came in and checked me
and she immediately began putting on her gloves and everything and calling the resident Drs in and the ones learning still... She told us that her head was right there and we would probably have her with the next contraction or so.
(Happy that we will be pushing soon)
They quickly broke the bed down
and with the next contraction my body pushed on its own with minimal help from me and her head was out, the next contraction the same thing happened and the rest of her started coming. The Dr told my Husband that he couldn't cut the cord because they thought it might be too short, so they cut it so it wouldn't break and passed her onto my chest for some skin to skin. She was completely covered in the cheesy white yuckiness. She didn't cry and was so quiet, so they brought her to the warmer to rub her down and she let out two small cries and then quieted back down. she came back for more skin to skin time with me.
The Drs meanwhile collected the cord blood that I donated and I finished the delivery process. No tears, everything looked perfect.
We got to spend two hours with our baby before they took her away to the nursery. My Husband went with her and was able to give her her first bath
He came back and showed me pictures and then the baby came back and we all went up to our room to get situated and rest and get ready for the huge number of visitors later that day.
Brynn Evelyn Durbin
was born at 10:28am (after an 18 hour long induction, 14 of those hours with no pain medication) and was 7lbs 1oz and 19 1/2 inches long. She has blonde hair and the average newborn blue eyes (Britton and I have blue eyes, so I'm assuming they will stay blue). She doesn't EVER cry... Britton has to get her mad by tickling her awake (to eat) in order to get her to cry, and even then she only lets out one cry and that's it. Same when she got the shot in the hospital after she was born lol.
She only wakes up 2 times at night to nurse... she also nurses like a champ. Goes to bed around 10pm and wakes up around 8am. She loves to mumble her baby sounds in her sleep and even though I know its not intentional, I've caught her laughing in her sleep a handful of times now and its the cutest sound ever... I cant wait to see and hear her do it intentionally one day.
The girls are in total love with her.... as well as the rest of the family