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Friday August 18th
I hate cleaning but on this day I woke up and just needed my house clean. I got the bleach out and bleached down the bathroom, kitchen and laundry room. Then I hand scrubbed the floor in the living room and dining room. That night I went to a High School game with my parents and at the game started to have contractions every 8-10 minutes but they weren't uncomfortable and I really didn't notice them until my mom and friend pointed to my belly and said "Oh my, you are having contractions!"
Saturday August 19th- Woke up and decided to got to Walmart and look around. For the last 18 weeks I hadn't been able to stand or walk more then 5-10 minutes but on this day I walked around Walmart looking at a whole lot of nothing for 3 hours. Then I went to DHs work and had him buy me a cd player for when I went into labor.
DH got home from work around 10 and I started crying about how I was done being pregnant and how the next day I was going to be 38 weeks and I just couldn't take another 24 hours of being pregnant. We sat on the couch and he rubbed my feet and every few minutes I would have a contraction but they were the same I had Friday night.
Sunday August 20th
6:55am- I woke up, I had fallen asleep on the couch, and when I stood up I leaked some but thought it was urine since I had slept all night.I got my shower and started to get ready for church leaking a little bit as I went along. I thought nothing really of it since I also knew Jackson had dropped and I thought he had to be putting a lot of pressure on my bladder. I thought about grabbing my hospital bag but didn't want to alarm my DH when I was just peeing on myself.
815am- We get to church and as I stand up to get of the car I feel a gush. I go to the bathroom and leak more. I finally start thinking that my water is breaking..
845am- After eating breakfast I decide to call the hospital and see what they say. They tell me to come on in, don't rush but don't make it an all day trip.
850am- I call my mom and ask her what she thinks. I am not having contractions and still am not sure if it is really my water
910am- I finally tell DH that I think my water broke. I tell my sister and the choir what is going on and we head to the hospital
1015am- We get to the hospital and it is confirmed that my water broke. I am having irregular contractions that aren't doing anything. I am barely 1cm and hard. The doctor tells me that I will probably have to have a c-section or he will have to start pitocin to get me going if he doesn't see a huge change in the next few hours.
So I start walking around the ward. I am having contractions but I can walk and talk through them
1:30. I can talk through the contractions but can't walk through them. I also now have a birthing ball in the room
330 I am watching a movie, talking on the phone and visiting with family all while bouncing on that ball. The nurse checks me and I am still 1 cm and hard. Doc wants to do pitocin but I ask for one more hour. I bounced like crazy on that ball for that whole hour
430- WOOHOO I am 4 cm!! Finally having contractions that I can't talk through but not really painful
515: Can't talk through the contractions and feel like I need to go to the bathroom. The nurse wants to check me first though. I am 6cm and 100%. She says she can't let me go to the bathroom just yet but I can go in 5 minutes she just needs to listen to the baby really fast
530- I am throwing up and in transition. The nurse runs out of the room to call the doctor since he is at home
545- I am 8cm
550- I need to push but there isn't a doctor yet so every is screaming don' push
600 the doctor walks in and says I am 9cm and will be right back
605 The nurses let me start pushing when I feel the urge
613 Jackson is born! The doctor made it to the room to deliver his shoulders.
He was born with the umbilical cord wrapped around him like suspenders. I remember seeing that and then my world went black. I could hear him crying and every few minutes could see him but for the most part I couldn't see anything. I had no clue what was going on but later found out I was hemorrhaging. Jackson was 30 minutes old when I finally was able to hold him but I was so weak I had to have help.
1 1/2 hours after he was born I had some energy and held him while I ate my sushi, rare hibachi steak and visited with family