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After raping my dh on the morning of the 6th and some walking, I was finally able to get my contractions closer, stronger, and more regular. So I called my dr and of course was told to go to L&D to be checked and monitored. On arrival at about 3:30, the nurse told me I was only 2 cm & 50%, where I thought I was 3 from my previous trip to L&D a few days before. Great, a step backwards. Well the contractions are coming consistently every 2 minutes and they are getting stronger. Well, she checks me later and I'm 3 cm and 80% effaced, so since there was change in my cervix, I'm staying! I began being admitted at 6:12 pm. So I get in my room and get everything set and even with an IV the contractions are still coming!! The nurse makes a comment on how she thinks I'm "too comfortable" to be in labor and how she was sure that the IV would probably stall my contractions out. Well, the dr comes in and says he wants to break my water, he thinks thats all I need and it won't take long. He asks if I was planning on getting the epi and I said I was, might as well get it before I'm hurting too much to lay still for it.
So he comes back in after my easy peasy epi at 9:00 pm and breaks my water. He informs the nurse that I am 5 cm. She looks at him like hes crazy. Apparently I shouldn't have been "so comfortable". So nothing really eventful happens for the next couple hrs except I can still feel the contractions and move my legs, but the edge is taken off. I think its the best epi ever! So I'm checked at 11:52 and I'm 8 cm, 90% effaced and Logan is FINALLY engaged at 0 station all on my own!! So my dr wants to start a teeny amount of pitocin for an hour and then up it and get the show on the road.
I inform the nurse when she starts the pitocin at 12:35 am, that once it starts, she won't need to up it. I won't be pregnant within the hour. So she says shes gonna check me at 1:00 am and then increase the pit. Well, at 12:50 I tell her my body is lightly starting to push with the contractions and I feel his head coming down. So she checks me and OMG!!! The pain was almost unbearable as she runs her fingers around his head to make sure I'm complete. She informs me I shouldn't feel that, ummmm, well I could! So I let my body do the light pushes for the next few contractions and I felt EVERYTHING. Well the nurses get everything ready and I tell them they really need to get the dr in the room and I'm worried because I feel the next push will be nice and strong. Well my dr gets in there and goes to feel his head and its right there. He's crowning, all on my own, with no nurses or drs there telling me to push.
So I push all on my own with my next contraction right as my dr gets right there, and then, with that one big push, his head is already out!! I do one more small push and he's completely out with healthy lungs and covered in vernix. So after only a few light pushes and one really big push, and one small push to get the rest of his body out, I did it and my beautiful baby boy was born at 1:09 at a healthy 7 lbs 5.5 oz and 20 inches long. The only thing was, my epi didn't work, I felt every pain associated with it, not pressure. I know the difference b/c I've had 2 successful epi's with my first children. I was in shock that I had just felt everything not expecting to. I even felt the pain with the nurses taking the tape off my back.
Anyways, Logan took to breastfeeding right away and so far we have been very successful at it. He's just he most perfectly happy baby and I'm absolutely, totally in love with him.
Wife to Robert (9.7.05)
Mommy to Rileigh, Gavin, Logan, & Carter!