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On August 14th, 2012, I had a routine weekly appointment. My blood pressure was high and my feet were not recognizable as feet due to so much swelling. The doctor put me on bed rest. The next morning, I woke up with a horrible headache. My feet were just as bad as the day before. Called the doctor and they told me to come in right away. This was at 8am. Shane didn’t have to be at work until 11am, so he drove me. At the office, my blood pressure was 164/114. The doctor came in and said that it was time to have a baby. They sent me straight to the hospital to get induced. Shane and I were so thrilled. I couldn’t help the tears that came to my eyes. We were finally going to meet our little miracle. The look on Shane’s face as he called everyone was priceless. He was so very happy.
We arrived at 10am to the hospital. The nurse got an Iv going and took numerous blood pressures. They were a little high, but nothing like at the doctor’s office. They decided to not give magnesium. I was SOOO happy not to have to have that drug. At 1pm the nurse inserted cervidal. They said that they would take it out at 1am. She also said the dr was not going to start Pitocin until 5am. I was a little mad. I wanted to get this show on the road. Because I was not going to be getting Pitocin until 5am I was able to eat lunch and dinner. WAhooo!!! I also made Shane go home at 9 to take care of the dogs. I told him to come back at 4am. He didn’t want to go. There was no point in both of us being there when nothing was going on. It put my mind at ease knowing he was with our dogs.
The contractions started around 10pm. Very mild. Shane arrived back at the hospital around 1am. He couldn’t stay away. Pitocin was started around 5am. That is when the fun began. Yay for contractions. Boo for pain. Lots of pain. The doctor broke my water around 9am. Definitely one of the strangest feelings. Contractions would come 3 or 4 at a time. Back to back. Then I would get a 2 or 3 minute break. I was in SOOO much pain. Shane was wonderful through it all. Holding my hand and talking me through it. At some point the families arrived. I was in so much pain that I couldn’t even talk to them. Thank goodness they decided to go to the waiting room until I got my epidural.
I have no idea what time I decided to get the epidural. I was almost 4cm at that point. I wasn’t scared. I knew it wasn’t going to hurt and it would only take a few minutes until sweet relief. Oh how wrong I was. I got sharp shooting pains throughout my back. I was screaming. No one believed me. They kept saying “you feel that? What do you feel.?” “PAIN” I screamed. After it was done, the medicine did not work because it was not placed right. They had to do it all over. I was so pissed off. Shane almost lost it on them too. Well my blood pressure took a dramatic dip and I started throwing up. I was barely conscious. They gave me medicine to raise it. It didn’t work. About an hour later I started throwing up again. They gave me more medicine. This time it worked. I felt much better. My body felt so worn out from lack of sleep and throwing up.
At around 4:00 I felt the urge to push with each contraction. Of course they told me not to. I just had a little lip of my cervix left. By 4:30 I couldn’t help it, I was bearing down. The nurse said it was time to push. I gave all the pushes my best effort. I just couldn’t wait to meet my baby girl. An Hour went by. I was done pushing. I was screaming that I couldn’t do it. I was pleading with Aubrey to come out. Shane again was wonderful. He was there encouraging through each push. Giving me ice chips and cooling me off with a wash cloth in between each push. The baby was stuck behind my bone. Once I was able to get her around my bone there as a sudden rush from everyone. The doctor came in and so did 6 or 7 other people. I couldn’t believe my little girl was actually going to be here any second. It had been almost 2 hours since I had started pushing until the dr came in. A few pushes and she was out. My miracle baby was here. I was SOOOO happy. They put her on my chest. Then they whisked her away. I couldn’t stop staring at her. I told Shane to go over and take pictures but he wouldn’t. He was staying by me. I guess I was bleeding everywhere. They couldn’t get it to stop. My iv came out in the middle of pushing, so they had to inject me into my thigh to try and stop the bleeding. I didn’t know how serious it was until the next day. They were talking about blood transfusions, but thankfully, I didn’t need it.
Our little miracle was born on August 16th. She was 7 lbs 5 oz. 19inches long. I’m in awe of how perfect she is. True love. I am so very blessed.
Sounds like you had a little bit of a situation like I did! OUUUUCH! I felt SO done. Kept telling them I was done and to just cut me open. Thankfully they all knew not to listen lol. Anyhow, sorry things were a bit rough.... but she's absolutely adorable and isn't it worth all that pain??? LOL