At 40+1 weeks, on December 19th at 5:30 am, i went into the hospital for my induction. Since i was GBS+, they started me on antibiotics shortly after i arrived. While putting in my IV, they had to try 4 times since my veins kept rolling. The 4th one stuck, but infiltrated. I refused to have Cytotec used on me, so at around 6:30 am they used the Foley Bulb to help dilate me, and started the Pitocin at 7ish am. Everything was going really easy, i even napped intermittenly. Around 1 pm, the contractions started hitting me pretty hard, and i requested the epi. I was checked, and the doctor wanted to wait and see if i would progress some more, and if not, he was going to break my water before i got the epi. He ended up not having to. I ended up getting sick, was puking pretty hard, and had to be put on oxygen. At first i thought i'd peed myself at,since it was just a tiny amount, then it gushed all over the bed. Well when it did, it was meconium stained, and i was informed that the NICU people would be there when she was born. Needless to say, i was pretty freaked out. Well at that point, they let me get my epi. I was having fast and hard contractions and still upset that she'd pooped in me, but for some reason the nurse took off my oxygen mask, and i ended up hyperventilating so bad my entire body was shaking. The nurse actually yelled at me to grow up(total bitch), and i eventually calmed down enough that they gave me my epi and let everyone back in. Well, my epi was working great, and i was pretty high from it, goofing off and pretending to be Darth Vader. Then they upped the Pitocin, and gave me another dose of the epi. Shortly after, the line was disconnected from the port, and i was in some serious pain. Eventually it started getting better, but ended up wearing down right before i had to push, so i felt everything. The urge to push came at round 7ish, and i had to fight it for an hour before i could actully push her out since she wasn't dropped down enough. At around 8:15 pm i started pushing, pushed about 20ish times, and she popped out at 8:58. Unfortunately, because she had pooped, tyler was not able to cut her cord, and they whisked her away to the other side of the room. It was rough, but very much worth it. From the start of the Pitocin to delivery, i labored for 2 minutes shy of 14 hours, but only had contractions for 8 of those hours.
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