This is mainly for my own record but if you wanna read, feel free
Wednesday February 20th I had my 40 week appointment. Still wasn't dilating nor effaced and my hydronephrosis was the worst it has been, causing me extreme pain so we decided to go with an induction. I asked to get cervidil first to see if I could labor on my own.
I had to be at the hospital on Thursday February 21st at 4pm to start my cervidil. I didnt actually get it until almost 7pm. By early morning (like 3-4am early) it made me have awful contractions but of course, wasn't dilating at the time but was fully effaced (which was what my Dr. was hoping for more than anything) When they checked me in the morning around 7 or 8am I had finally dilated to 3cm and was fully effaced At 8am they broke my water and started pitocin. The real strong contractions started around 9am. I wanted to get through as much as possible without pain meds so i did my "deep breathing" that didn't help at all lol. I got my epidural around 10am and had to get it done twice because the first one caused a wet tap. (which btw SUCKED and i had headaches for two weeks after birth because of it)
I started feeling INTENSE pressure at 10:30am and all they would do was roll me to one side or the other to try and fix it because they thought my epidural was blocked. At 11am i asked them to check me because the pressure was so bad i was bawling. Turns out she was crowning and thats why I was having so much pressure It took them a what felt like forever to get back into the room but once everything was set up i pushed a total of 4 times and she was born at 11:43am weighing 7 pounds 2 ounces. Her cord was wrapped around her neck, arm, back around the neck and then her leg and she couldn't get her out far enough because of how bad it was tangled. She didn't cry and I was freaking out thinking something was wrong. She also inhaled meconium and couldn't keep her temperature up so I didn't get to spend much time with her because they wanted to keep her in the warmer thing Despite the wet tap and everything thing else it was by far an AMAZING labor. It (to me) was so easy and I was so coherent, which I loved, and it was just great lol.
She's now 3 weeks old and her and big brother are driving me crazy but i wouldn't have it any other way!