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It all started April 15 at about 10 pm, I was sitting at the computer reading JM (of course) started having some slight cramping, and some contractions, didn't think much about it because Friday night I was having them and they quit. So I continued on the computer, played a few games, DH went to put gas in the van for the morning trek to work. I figured my contractions were to far apart to start timing but just to have something to do I pulled up the online contraction timer and started timing lol. Well they were 6-5 min apart and coming quite strong. So I text DH on the cell phone that he better hurry home. So when he got here, we called L&D, they said well come in and we will check you. So DH's mom only lives 5 blocks away she came and stayed with Ryley (who was sleeping already so he didn't even know we left).
So off to the hospital we go. We get into labour and delivery at about 11:30. They put the monitor on and we wait for the doctor to come and check me. She comes in at 12ish, checks and says oh you 5-6 cm dilated, I told her that well you better get me a room because my babies come fast. She laughed and said ok. So the nurse comes back and we pack up, nurse asked if we could have this baby before 4, I said we would be out by 2. So the bet was on. We get to our labour room, and I get a exercise ball to sit on rolling back and forth, then at 1 my water breaks, I say out loud well here we go! So into bed I get, the contractions are coming on strong, so after breathing thru some very tough contractions I looked at the nurse and said ok time for doc to come. Doc comes in checks me, 9 cm, arrrggg, so after one more strong contraction she checks again, ok ready. So at 1:30, one big push, head crowns, I looked at DH and said, nope can't do this (like I could stop) 2 more pushes and our beautiful daughter was born! DH cut the cord and into my arms she goes.
Thanks for sharing!
Congratulations!!! Sounds like a really good birth experience!
ESTHER GRACE WAS BORN ON MARCH 23RD, 2009: 4:15 PM, 9 POUNDS, 20.5 INCHES. ANOTHER WONDERFUL HOME WATER BIRTH!!!
The world today is upside down because there is so very little love in the home, and in family life. We have no time for each other. Everybody is in such a terrible rush, and so anxious…and in the home begins the disruption of the peace of the world. -Mother Teresa~