Wed afternoon Halloween day I went into triage for my water possibly breaking. I was sent home because it didnt actually break but I was told part of the "membrane was torn" which was causing me to feel slight leakage. Thursday I didnt go into work, I cleaned my house from top to bottom, I helped my sister with anything & everything to stay active. We went for a long brisk walk, I jumped on my yoga ball throughout the day. I knew this baby was coming, I could just feel it. Thursday night my husband & I had sex & I woke up Friday morning at 5am in the bathroom with water gushing down my leg.
Although it was pretty obvious that my water in fact had broke, I was really nervous about going into the hospital again just to be sent home. I went to get into the shower & my husband saw another gush of the amniotic fluid come out & he said that's it, we are going in.
I took a nice long hot shower, got myself ready. Grabbed the hospital bag & all the stuff to bring my son home. I still was hesitant to go in, but when we arrived in triage, the resident there had me get up to take my undies off and boom, more amniotic fluid came out, (TMI) onto the floor, & onto my awesome socks i wore haha. I was like "yeah, that's kinda what's been happening since 5 am this morning" she said clearly your water has broke & we are admitting you.
I was admitted at 10am Friday morning & they immediately hooked me up to the pit, because there was meconium in my fluid.They wanted to start getting the process going. She told me at 10 am I was 1 cm dilated. I was pretty disappointed because Wed. I was only 1 cm dilated. I figured I surely was more. ahhh well, things were starting to happen now so I didnt complain.
I was having contractions 2 minutes apart quite quickly. I didnt really feel them though. A couple of nurses came over & even asked me " are you feeling any of these contractions"? I honestly didn't even really notice they were contractions, I just thought it was a slight period cramp.
However, as time went by they started to pick up. They had my pit level only at a 3 because my contractions were so close together & they didn't want to up it for fear that they would be even closer & the babys heart rate would either go down or up. I was fine with that. I was starting to really feel my contractions around 6pm Friday night. I mean I never have felt pain the way I felt that kinda pain. I still was determined to get through it without the epi, & was excited because they were stronger then ever & i just HAD to be dilated more.
They dont check you often to see if you are dilated when you have meconium in your fluid, for risk of infection so they said the only way they would check me is when I ask for pain meds. From 6pm to 10:30pm I had the worst pain of my life & did my labor breathing & thought @#$@ check me already. I was heaving & smurffing in the bathroom just from how bad the pain was. Once I got cleaned up & got back into bed, they checked my cervisx, & what do you know, I was still only 1 cm dilated. I was totally devistated because I truly believe if I had been even 4 or 5 cm dilated I could have pushed through the pain & done it without the epi. I, however, was unable to persever through that unreal, un-Godly pain.
at 11pm Friday night I was given the Epi. (best decision I ever made) I got some rest & although the Epi only worked on my right side & I still felt pain on my left side, it seriously was nothing NOTHING compared to the pain I was feeling without it!
At 3am Saturday morning I felt this sudden urge to push. I was like "I GOTTA POOP" hahah They brought the resident in again & she checked me & I was FINALLY fully dilated & ready to go. at 3:20 I started pushing & at 3:46 I had my son. It was the easiest part of the whole ordeal, pushing my baby out. I needed that Epi to relax because each contraction I felt without the Epi had me so stressed out and tense I didnt have a chance to relax my cervix & dilate.
11-3-2012 Jameson Hugh Donnelly was born into the world & We are the proudest parents around. Every bit of pain was worth it all in the end. We finally have the love of our life in our arms. <3
Ready to go!!
Contractions starting to get really bad.
Best hubby in the world. He did everything to ease my pain!
Jameson's first picture outside of mommy's tummy <3
He did not like being weighed haha. aww.
First time holding my son. Most amazing feeling in the entire world! Seriously!
Our little family complete <3