I arrived at the hospital at 5am to be induced. They had to stick me 4 times to get a vein below the crease of my arm. Twice on my right arm(the vein in my hand blew out) So they numbed my left arm after sticking me once so they could go deep for the vein. they finally got it. I was already dialated to 2cm. Around 10:45 they checked me & I was dialated to 3cm. Contractions went quickly from every 5 minutes to every 1 & 1/2. They took the monitors off of my stomach & hooked them up inside me along with another tube to run fluids through my uterus because baby had already made a bowel movement inside. Contractions got worse & I did my best to breathe through them but around 12 all I could do is scream through them. I felt like my back was being ripped apart. Around 1pm my nurse came in to check me so she sent everyone out & let me use the bathroom as well. While trying to use a bed pan I went through 6 hard contractions that left me shaking for ten minutes. At that point I was admitting defeat. I just couldnt take going natural any longer with 24mL of pitocin pumping through me making my contractions as hard as they were. I had done my best to breathe & focus through them for almost 7 hours. I finally told my nurse to page the anethesiologist. About 20 minutes from then he walked in & had to redo a catheter on me for the epi because the first kit had a crooked one in it. i went through 8 contractions waiting on him to finish my epi while curled up in the fetal position like a shrimp. SO was right there with me. he had been crying all day because he hated seeing me in so much pain. After the epi was in place I started to feel sleepy again so i went to sleep for close to an hour & a half. i was up around 2:45pm & my nurse was coming to check me again & to drain my bladder for me. She checked & I was dialated 6cm. about 30-45 minutes from then I felt like i'd peed myself so I asked her to check me again & she saw blood in my fluid so she checked & I was at 9cm! She turned me on my right side so I could prop myself up & let gravity do its work so the baby would descend. At 3:55, 2 nurses had me turn on my back & do a practice push through a contraction because I was fully dialated to 10cm but to their surprise the baby was already down far enough so he started crowning as soon as i pushed. They called my dr & he arrived at 4:05 & had me start pushing again. I pushed the babys head most of the way out but he got stuck so I got an episiotomy(a small cut) & in 7 short pushes total my LO was born at 4:17pm. SO cut the cord. Baby Ezekiel Matthew was born weighing 6lbs & 14ozs, & he was 19.5 inches long. He was only 1 oz heavier than me & 0.5 inches longer than me when I was born. I pushed the placenta out almost immediately after they placed the baby on my chest. All I could do was cry. he is so beautiful.
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