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So i woke up on Sunday March 6th having random contractions. I didn't think anything of it though because I had been having false labor contractions for the past 2 weeks. Most of the day was spent napping on the couch and being lazy.
Around 6pm the contractions started getting uncomfortable, though still not timing out regularly. Some would be 7 minutes apart and then the next would be 20 minutes later. By 10pm I was still having them and they were getting to be painful.
Around midnight they started to be consistently 9 minutes apart. I was having a hard time talking through them and paged my doctor to see when I should head to the hospital. He wanted me to just head to the hospital and get checked.
Around 1am my babysitter came over to watch DD, and by 2am SO and I were in the triage at the hospital. I had progressed from 3cm at my last appt to 3.5cm. The doctor asked me if I wanted to stick around and have a baby or go home. Since I had a induction scheduled for Tuesday anyway I told him we wanted to have a baby.
The nurse came in to get my IV set up. She ended up messing up twice (and now 2 weeks pp the bruises are just starting to fade) and sending for someone else to try. The next nurse got me on the first try but unfortunately it was in the hand, which really sucked.
My contractions were getting closer together and more painful on their own. By 3am the doctor broke my water. And around 330am I had my epidural in and working wonderfully. At about 4am they started me on a little bit of pitocin to get the contractions a bit closer together.
The doctor came in and checked me around 530am, and I was at 4cm. Then things got a little crazy. After he left the room I thought my epidural was wearing off because I was able to feel the contractions in my bum a bit. So I kept pressing the epidural button thinking the darn thing was giving out on me!
Around 630am I called the nurse in because I was feeling a lot of pressure and had started shaking a lot. The doctor came in and checked me and I was at 9.5cm!! So they broke down the bed and got the room set up. As I was getting ready to push I got hit with a wave of nausea and started puking. The doctor and nurses we're telling me to push while I was in mid-hurl which ticked me off.
Once my stomach was empty I started pushing, peed all over the doctor, farted uncontrollably, and finally 4 contractions of pushing later my baby was on my chest! It went so fast! I had a few minor tears and got a couple stitches. The worst part by far was the shakes I got after he was out. I just kept shaking and puking, it really sucked. I was bleeding a bit heavy so I got a shot in the leg of something and more pitocin. I also got Zofran through my IV. And once the Zofran kicked in I was able to nurse my little guy, and he's a nursing champ!
Michael Johnathon II was born on March 7th 2011 at 6:56am. He weighed 8lbs and was 21 1/4in.
It was an awesome experience.
Mommy to Lillian Renee, 5 (10/10/06)
and Michael Johnathon II (3/7/11)