Leah's Bun in the Oven (leahpregnancy) wrote,
Leah's Bun in the Oven
leahpregnancy

Birth Story

9:25pm
Early Morning - Afternoon
After Kebo, Ali, Joe, Nicholas, Devin, and I finished eating Country's Bar B Que, my choice, at 2pm, Ali and I rode together with Nicholas back to the house while Kebo, Joe, & Devin rode back togbether. We got there and I jumped in the shower, let the hot water beat against me for a long time then finished taking my shower. Then we all tackled cleaning the house, we cleaned it from one end to the other, and I mean spick and span. Joe and Kebo cleaned the race room, Ali cleaned the kitchen, and I cleaned the master bedroom and vaccumed the whole house. Then Ali, Joe, and the kids left and Kebo and I sat around for a few minutes then decided to go on and head to the hospital, see Shone first then go to Labor and Delivery. So we went in saw Shone who was still running a fever. They thought he was having puneumonia but he doesn't so they are checking to see why he is still is having the fever, to make sure it is not infection.
Labor & Delivery
At 4:30pm we headed down one floor to the labor and delivery. We arrived, they got me hooked up to the monitors (Blood Pressure, contractions, baby heart beat). Then we had to fill out paper work, then the nurse left to ball the doctor and let him know I was there and what to do next. The on call doctor came in about an hour later at 6pm to check my cervix & dialation (no change), then he told the nurse to hook me up on an IV and give me the cytotec pill to soften my cervix. They told me a couple of things of what to expect to happen until the next day. Around 8pm they would let me know if I could eat anything. To see if something was going to happen. Well at around 8pm the contractions were coming harder and quicker, about 8 min. apart. They got me some Arby's to eat, and the nurse came back and gave me another cytotec. We sat around talking to my dad, my mom, Kebo's mom, Kebo's Aunt Sonia, Kebo and I. Of course with my family and Kebo's we basically sat around joking and laughing. They all left about 9:30pm or so. Then Kebo and I got comfortable watching WWF, and I started writing this. The nurse came back in and told us I would be getting another bytotec at 12am and they gave me a mild muscle relaxer to help me sleep, and informaed us that they would start pitocin at 4am. They also stated that my doctor would be in around 6am to break my water. Keb and I stayed up til around 11pm or so watching TV.

7:22am
Couldn't really sleep at all, all night. I woke up around 4:05am and couldn't sleep, I was fixing to sit up and watch some TV when the doctor came in so I laid back down so he could check me. Well he checked me and I was 4cm already, then he brought out the dipstick and he broke my water. My nurse had been bragging on me because I hadn't asked for any pain meds yet. She asked if I would have he children for her. After they broke the water the contractions started to come on really strong and a lot quicker. THen around 6am I was feeling them more past the pain tolerance I had. They weren't making me cry or anything they were just very uncomfortable. So I went ahead and asked for the epidural. The anesthesiologist came in and asked me to sit on the edge of the bed and lean over on my pillow. Then the contractions were really hurting when I did this. The epidural wasn't actually as bad as I thought. My blood pressure started rising upward so they started taking it every minute for ten minutes. Let me tell you those blood pressure automatic checkers really hurt, they about squeeze your arm off. After about 10 minutes maybe less I wasn't hurting at all. Around 7am my contractions were 2 min. apart. Then around 8am my contractions were 1 1/2 - 2 min apart, sometimes 1 min apart. The nurse said she was going to check me again at 8am and that is what I am waiting for now, and it is 8:12am. I am fixing to ask for some ice and see when she is going to check again.

8:20am
She just checked and I am 4 1/2 - 5 cm. Another time to wait. They used the pitocin to speed it up some.

2:45pm
More action but no progress! About an hour and a half to two hours ago my nurse came in and was going to start moving me from left to right then have me sit back up for a while. To see if it would help me dialate some, my cervix was papaer then but my dialating was slow. Well when she turned me to the right my epidural slipped out. I didn't know it until my contractions started coming on strong. They were hurting really bad. Made me cry out in pain and the pain was just about unbearable. So they had to unattach the epidural and do it over again. So finally now I am in no pain, but I have only dialated to 6 - 7 cm now. If by 3pm I haven't dialated more than just 1 cm then they will go to plan B which is a c-section, at this point I started praying. Kebo had to leave the room because he started to break down. I am not too keen on this idea, I definately do not want to be cut. I guess at least by then I will know what is up. I just wish I could have this baby the regular old fashioned way. At this point I started to break down and cry. I couldn't take the fact that I was going to have to be cut. Then about two hours later my contractions started to come back, I was in more pain than before. They tried boosting the epidural and it had wore off so this took effect a little later. The doc came in and stressed that it looked like I was going to have to go into surgery that in one hour he would check again. The nurse came in at one point and checked me again and I was at 8cm. Then she called the doc and told him so he could come up and prepare me to go into a c section. The doc walked in at around 5pm and wanted to check, well when he checked he said it was time to push, that I could have him regular, that I was now didalted to 10 and his head was peeping out. He showed my mom and kebo the head. They started to prep the room up and get everything together and I was grinning from ear to ear, I started to shake all over, I suppose it was relief, and all kinds of emotions into one. Then we started to begin the pushing. I was starting to push around 6:10-6:15pm and I could hear Kebo in the back ground screaming PUSH, PUSH, PUSH. He could see the head. The doc said "we need to make more room (episiotomy), and he looked back at Kebo and asked are you all right. He replied he was. Then I pushed with all my might, as hard as I could with everything I had. Then at 6:33pm he popped out, the doc cleaned out his mouth and nose and he started crying! I started to cry as well as everyone else in the room. The doc held him up and Kebo took a picture of him, then they wiped him down a little and placed him on my tummy! I just started crying and talking to him at the same time. They then took him for all his tests, weighing and such. Kebo stayed with him and his mother left me too but my mom stayed by my side the whole time. She never left me. Then the epidural started to wear off. I was in so much pain. They started to give me some Tylox and wanted to give me a shot of merphegan (dimerol) but I wouldn't let them because I didn't want to be knocked out, I wanted to see my baby! They told me I could get it at bedtime then. Then we were transfered to another room, I ate, started to rest and then they brought the baby in. Kebo and I just held him and loved on him and talked to him. Everyone left around 9pm-10pm or so and Kebo and I just sat there talking about him in amazement.

I stayed in the hospital for two days, taking care of him and dressing my stiches. We came home around 8pm on Thursday, my parents cooked us supper, and then we headed to bed with our new little bundle of joy!
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