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The 30th of May was my last day of work and I was so excited. I had all my work caught up, I was going to clean my desk, go to lunch with a co worker and get my hair cut. My section was scheduled for Monday and I had been checked on Wed and there was no dialation or anything.
At 7:30am, I had some pain while getting DS ready for day care. I ignored it thinking it was the BH I had been having. When I got to day care and went to get out of the car, I had some really bad pain and said to myself, "darn these braxton hicks". I went inside and people were laughing at my inability to get out of the car well. I joked that I hoped I was not in labor. I had some more of these pains and began to question what to do. I had my pre op at 9am, so I figured if they were still bad, I would talk to them at the hospital.
I went into work for a minute and had more pain, but then went to the bathroom and had a good size BM (sorry if TMI) and was like, oh that's what all the pain is, my stupid IBS! I headed off for my pre op and by the time I got to the maternity floor, I felt better. I did my hour pre op and was feeling better with no more pain excpet what I had for the past three weeks. I left and went back to work. As I went to my car, the started again. I was very annoyed at this point and felt really stupid that I did not say anything to the nurse while doing to pre op. I went back to work and the pain came back and was getting a bit worse. No timeable contractions, no water breaking, just pelvic pain.
I went to my friends office and asked them what I should do. This was around 11am and decided the pain was getting worse. They told me to call the dr and don't worry about looking stupid. So I called and waited for them to call back. When they did they told me to come right in. I went to leave and my co workers were all telling me I was in labor. I told them no way and said I might be back after my appointment. I did make sure to clean up any loose ends before I left just in case.
I went into the doctor and the nurse seemed on alert. I am not sure why, but I began to get upset. I had called DH at work, but could not get him. I began to think what the heck am I going to do ifi I am in labor? My bag is not packed, who will pick up DS, my husband will miss the birth, I am all alone. I wanted to cry. The dr came in and checked me and said I was 3-4cm dialated and that I was going to have the baby today. I was in shock. He told me to walk over to labor and delivery and he would meet me there. I called my mom and she took care of finding DH, told me to stay calm and that she loved me. I felt a bit better and waddled over to labor and delivery. (the hospital and dr's office are right next to each other).
I got into L&D and gave them my paperwork. They were expecting me. I got all hooked up and waited. The dr was in doing another c-section, so I had to wait. OK, no biggie. The pain wasn't that bad. At about 12:45, my DH called my cell and said he was on his way. I told him to hurry and when I got off the phone the contractions began to get worse. I was breathing through them and man, they were not fun. I told the nurse at 1:05 that I needed something for the pain, and she had a resident check me. I was 6cm and the contractions were moving fast. I told them to get me in the OR ASAP!! They got me in ASAP and Griffin arrived at 2:15pm screaming!
I was in shock for dys afterward of how fast he came, but it is going to be a great story to tell!