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I don't think I mentioned it much here, but they kept changing my due date. I went from 8/26 to 8/22 in the beginning of the pregnancy, to 8/22 to 8/16 at the end. My OB initially scheduled my c/s for 8/22, then wanted to change it to 8/14 a couple weeks ago, even though she would be out of the country at that time. After an ultrasound changed my due date to the 16th, she rescheduled it for Friday, 8/9.
Wednesday night I went to bed with a horrible stomach ache that kept me up most of the night. Thursday I went in for my last appointment with my OB, and signed the consent forms for the c/s the next morning. We were scheduled for a c/s at 7:30am, and were told to be at the hospital by 5am. My husband works nights, and doesn't get home until 2am, so we were prepared for a long night/day!
Thursday afternoon my husband dropped my two boys off at my parents' house to spend the night, since we had to be at the hospital so early the next day. That meant I had the house all to myself Thursday night, which never happens. I still wasn't feeling well though, and spent most of the time on the couch, watching a movie then a football game.
Around 8:45 I decided to get up and go to bed. When I stood up I felt some wetness, but I had been having heavy discharge for a couple of days, and figured it was that. But when I went into the bathroom, I realized my underwear were soaked. Then I realized my pants were soaked. Then the gushing started, and I realized my water had broken. That never happened with my first two pregnancies, so it was new for me. I called my OB, who was excited about not having to be at the hospital so early the next day Then I called my DH so he could head to the hospital from work. I got my bag into the car, and drove myself to the hospital. During all this I had water gushing. By the time I got there, I was completely soaked again.
They got us into L&D right away, IV was put in, papers signed. I was nervous, but my nurses were all great and that helped a lot. I walked into the OR around 10pm, but they had trouble getting the epidural in, so that delayed the c/s. I started having contractions during then. The 8th is my best friend's birthday, so I was telling them to hurry up! Finally it was time to start, and Levi was born at 11:08pm weighing 6lbs, 4.5oz, 18" long. He came out screaming mad, and his APGAR were 8 and 9.
Meeting for the first time 006 by meliann, on Flickr
awww.. he's adorable. Sounds like a great delivery!! I've read about that happening so many times where baby comes on it's own right before c/s or induction. Never happens to me Very happy for you!!! Enjoy your new baby boy!
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Wow! It's crazy how the little ones decide to come all on their own at the very last minute. What a quick labor, how nice. Hope you are recovering well. Big brothers look so proud. So fun! Congratulations!!
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