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I thought I would not get to post this for a while, but our little one surprised us by coming early at 36 weeks and 2 days. I went in on Thursday June 28th for my 36 week appointment and scheduled a c-section for July 18th, which I was very excited about. On Sunday night I went to bed around 10:00 am assuming I was going to work on Monday morning as usual. I got up at midnight for my usual every 2 hour tinkle session and went back to bed.
I rolled over a few minutes later to get a little more comfortable and I felt a little trickle. I thought it was discharge but I sat up to go back to the bathroom and when I did my water broke all over the bed and went onto the floor on my way there. I was in denial, I thought surely this is not happening this early and I had heard that only 10% of pregnant women's water ever breaks until you are in the hospital so I just assumed my water would not break. I had zero contractions throughout this whole pregnancy so I was reluctant to go to the hospital. I did smell it and it was not urine so I woke up my husband, took a shower and ate some breakfast at 1:00 am before we left for the hospital.
Around 2:00 am they checked to see if it was amniotic fluid and it was, plus I was dialted to 3 cm and 75% effaced by then. They admitted me and I had the epidural at 4:00 am and was at 4 cm by 5:00 am.
The doctor got there at 7:30 am and checked me to find out I was complete!! I was shocked at how fast everything was going. They wanted me to labor a little more because she was still pretty far up even though I had made so much progress. I started pushing at 8:45 am. I was surprised to be so tired during the pushing and out of breath. She was born 45 minutes later at 9:30 am. I have never been so happy.
We lost a son at 23 weeks gestation in September and was pregnant again 6 weeks later with this little one. What a different experience this was to actually get to bring a baby home after birth. I have had some complications since delivery: I have Bell's Palsy on the left side of my face. I have never heard of this happening before, but the doctor's say that it happens sometimes but cannot tell me when it might go away. It is a waiting game and just makes me look really funny when I try to smile or eat.
Baby Padon is currently in the NICU due to jaudice but we should be coming home in the morning if everything keeps going well. I am just ready to hold her and be home again.