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So, as you may or may not be aware, Wednesday, the 28th, I was informed that my latest doctor was willing to induce me. My husband, due to injury, was scheduled to come home this past week. I came home from the appointment almost in tears because I was just so excited!!!
Then my husband called and told me he was on his way!! He would be home at 10:30 pm or so at the local regional airport!! I was even MORE excited!!
The evening came, slowly, as I waited for the time to go pick up my husband. Around 7:30 pm, I realized I needed to take a shower so I was fresh when I saw him. It was Moira's bath time, as well so I figured we'd just shower together, which I often do.
I managed to get Moira completely soaped and showered off. I was rinsing off her left leg when I felt something funny. I stood up and a gush of greenish globby-like fluid came flowing out of me!!
Ohmigosh, thought I... this HAD to be my amniotic sac breaking.
Still drenched and bare nekkid, I hauled my 17 month old out of the shower and raced into the kitchen. Just in time for another gush!! It wasn't as green as the earlier one; more of a yellower color, but NOTHING like urine. There was no mistaking that this was something else!
So I called my mother, my mother-in-law, and my babysitter to let them all know. And managed to get my waters alllll over the floor.
Knock, knock, knock! I ran to the edge of my kitchen and looked out of my sidelights along my frontdoor. It was a neighbor of mine whose son was just a week or two older than my daughter. I tried to express to her that I was indecent and finally gave up. I yelled, "My water broke!" and she totally started yelling, lol. Then I told her I was nekkid. She abruptly turned, and I went running to get a towel for me and one for my still rupturing waters.
After an INSANE amount of figuring out where my daughter would go, how I was getting to the hospital and how we were going to get husband, I managed to make it to the hospital. It was about 9:30 pm.
My friend RACED to that hospital in her minivan. It was TOTALLY crazy, LOL!! She even sped to the ER entrance, going 40 MPH, then braked to a sudden stop in front of a Military Policeman!! I was in the middle of a rather painful contraction (which had started only about thirty minutes prior) when I got out, so he didn't seem to mind and asked if I wanted a wheelchair. I turned it down, saying the walking was good for me.
Yeah, so EVERYbody and their mother and dog were hanging out in the ER that night. I had to walk a gauntlet of like.. forty people as I made my way to L&D. And, of course, my water is squirting out of me every time I put my right foot down. Yeah. THAT was a bit embarrassing, LOL!
So I make it to L&D on the 3rd floor and sure enough, my waters had broken. After a rather painful internal exam, I was put into a LDR. My mother showed up and, at about 11 pm, a totally confused and gimpy husband walked in. I was so excited, I nearly cried!!!!!!!
The contractions got worse and worse and became EXTREMELY painful. By 2 am, they were 2-3 minutes apart and lasting for it seemed like forever.
I finally had a contraction that hurt like none other. On the contraction monitor, it looked like someone had switched from the standard ball point pen to a huge felt tip or permanent marker because the spikes on the contraction were so huge and so close together that they made the line look incredibly thick.
At the end of the contraction, I noticed my mother glancing at the monitor. "Oh my.." was all I heard as she fled the hospital room. I glanced at the monitor and said, "Matt!! GET UP!!" (he'd fallen asleep)... he woke up and looked, curiously. Elizabeth's heart rate had completely fallen off the chart.
It took the doctors and nurses 2-3 minutes to find her heart rate, again. I was given an oxygen mask, another internal monitor, and another IV.
They found her heart rate and it sounded fine, but the doctor said "One strike, you're out" and suggested C-Section. We all agreed. I was whisked into the OR and given a total spinal block and about twenty minutes later, Elizabeth Nanette was born screaming louder than any newborn I'd ever heard before, lol!
She's beautiful! She's a wonderful little girl Eats soo much!!
She weighed 7 lbs, 13 oz and was 19 inches long, at birth.
Thank you, ladies, for the support throughout my pregnancy... you made it bearable!!
This is the only one we have, so far. The rest we're getting on disk.
Thank you for the siggie, Rachel!</div>