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We were scheduled for an induction to start at 8:30pm on December 2nd, 2007. So we were taking our time puttering around the house trying to prepare ourselves for the BIG MOMENT. The phone rings at 12:30 pm…the hospital says that they are really slow and that we could come in early to get things started. I started to cry. I wasn’t ready to leave my son yet…I thought I had more time. But the weather was horrendous so we decided to just GO. I was shaking…I was so very excited and so very scared at the same time. Our lives were about to change forever.
When we got to the hospital they admit me and check me. I was 3-4 cms 75% effaced. I was so happy I didn’t have to get the gel. My Dr was amazing. It wasn’t my regular dr. Her name was Dr. Singh and she made my whole experience AMAZING!! So by 4:30 pm I was in my birthing suite hooked up to the oxytocin. I was contracting on my own every 5-6 mins so the oxy worked really well. My contractions were noticeable but not painful. At 8:00 pm the nurse told me that they were going to break my water and that they suggested getting the epidural before that in case the contractions got unbearable after. So at 8:30 I got my epi and at 9:30 Dr. Singh came and broke my water. I never had ONE painful contraction. It was amazing.
Okay so now the FUN begins and this is where the story gets really interesting…lol.
At 10:30 the nurse put in my catheter. At 10:35 I started complaining that the catheter was pinching me and she said that maybe it was the baby’s head coming down slowly. She said she would be back at 11pm to check me…HAHAHAHA.
I noticed the pressure becoming more and more intense until I was unable to catch my breath…and the pressure was NOT going away. I KNEW it was time. I told my mom to go get the nurse and get her FAST. She came in at 10:55 and I asked her to check me. She dropped her jaw and said Oh my God…you are 10 and her head is right here…and with that she ran out of the room. You could hear the shouting in the hall…
11:00 my Dr. comes in. They are telling me NOT to push and I am doing my best…I know my daughter is close and Chris and I lock eyes and he coaches me through every moment. My legs are up…they tell me to push. The pain was intense and then suddenly it stops. I open my eyes and look at my husband…he says “her head is out, don’t push”. I start to cry. I can hear my baby girl trying to cry even before she has left my body. I look down to watch my daughter come into this world. I am amazed that I feel no pain.
11:11pm my sweet baby girl comes into this world with only 10 mins of pushing. They lay her on my chest and I cuddle with her before they even cut the cord. I'm bawling my eyes out. I am in awe of what just happened. They take her to get cleaned up and weighed and quickly bring her back to me and I nurse her right there before my legs are even out of the stirrups.
Weight: 9 lbs 14.5 ozs
Length: 20.5 inches
HERE IS THE KICKER…not one stitch ladies…not one. I guess the two weeks of pre labour prepared my body for delivery. I am home now with my baby girl and virtually pain free. I feel truly blessed.
oh wow sarah!!!! that's such an amazing and beautiful story!!! i can't find words to express how happy and thankful i am that things went so incredibly smoothly for you!! i wish i could give you a HUGE hug and cry my eyes out CONGRATS!!!!