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This is going to make my pregnancy/baby fever worse than it already is
I had been going to my weekly appointments and from 37 weeks on he began stripping my cervix and all I never went into labor. My due date was October 4th and I went in Oct 5th for my 40 week and 1 day appointment. I was 2 centimeters dilated and 80% effaced. He told me that this cervical stripping was going to be a litte more rough and it was, oooouch! After this one I actually bled a little bit and he said ok well if she's not here by this time next week we'll induce. Andy was in there with me and I said I'm bleeding, maybe this will do it and as I was pulling my pants up my OB knocked on the door and said come into my office when you're done. When I walked in he was on the phone with the hospital setting up an induction So my date was set for October 9th and he said I hope to see you sooner for your sake but of course, I never went into labor LoL. I actually hoped I wouldn't so I wouldn't be in pain and rushing around to get to the doctor. Well the day before I was SOOOO scared! My family took me out to eat at Pizza Hut and I could barely eat anything and at random times throughout the night I would cry but I was so excited too. Well I was supposed to be at the hospital at 8:00 AM but I was told to call an hour before because they could be busy. Well they were and told me they would call when I could come in. So Andy and I drove closer to the hospital (it's about 25 mins away) and we went to Wal Mart. At 10:30 they called us on our cell and said come on in. We got there, I got admitted, I got weighed, I got into my gown, peed in a cup, had blood work done, got my IV, and answered all the questions. By this time is was 11:30 and I was told my doctor would be in around 2 so I could just hang out. My OB finally came in and checked me and I still hadn't changed from my last appointment, stubborn Taylor, so he said he was going to start with prostaglandin gel and insert it close to my uterus. Once he did that I had to lay flat for at least an hour so it wouldn't leak out. Well 10 mins after he put it in I started having minor contractions. They started getting stronger but nothing I couldn't handle. He came back in an hour later and I was 3 centimeters and 90% effaced so he broke my water, ewww LoL. Just a few mins after that the contractions were getting pretty bad. This is TMI but I felt like I had to poop and I refused to poop on the table so my nurse showed me how to unhook myself if I needed to go potty so once she left, I went to the bathroom so I could poop during contractions I started pacing back and forth afterwards and I'm wearing this diaper because I'm still leaking water. I got on the birthing ball and I was in loads of pain. My nurse came back in and asked if I wanted an epidural and I said YES!! So she went and told my doc, he was busy with another delivery but he said yes I'll be in. So he came in and checked me during a contraction, the MOST painfull thing out of the entire thing.. I was crawling up the bed backwards and he's like fight it fight it I was 4.5 centimeters and 100% but I had to finish my 2nd bag of saline before I could get one The pain was almost unbareable... as one would finally die down I would start getting another. At 5 centimeters I got my epi, and trying to hold still during a contraction to get it was tough... I had 5 contractions while I was getting it. 10 mins after I felt nothing, I was in heaven! I got checked a little bit later and I was 7 centimeters and an hour later I was 9.5 and he told me I could start pushing some practice pushes. I started shaking and I couldn't believe it was really about to happen! It was 9 PM..So they put the mirror up and with each push I could see more and more hair. We were watching tv inbetween pushes and all I wanted was Big Mac from McDonalds LoL. So at 10 PM I said I can feel lots of pressure and I knew when I needed to push so they called my OB and said come back, it won't be long now. When he got there he suited up and got all of his things together and I had the mirror taken away.. I didn't want to see him cut me LoL. So he had me lay back and finally put my legs up in the foot holders and I pushed twice and her head came out and I started crying because I couldn't believe it. He started suctioning her nose and mouth and said ok mommy one more good push and your daughter will be born into this world and I pushed and her body came out and he said we have a girl, here cut the cord daddy. It was 10:30 exactly. I was bawling at this point and I finally heard her 1st cry after 9 months of waiting.. the most beautiful sound in the world. They laid her on my tummy and words cannot describe the way I was feeling. They took her to the warmer while my OB was sewing me up and she was 7 lbs 13oz and 21.5 inches long. All in all it was AMAZING, teary as I'm typing this LoL, and I couldn't have asked for a better L&D and I can't wait to do it again! I was in labor for 8.5 hours total