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DrMomJLS March 9th, 2013 11:19 AM

Ruby Elaina 3-3-13
Ruby's Birth Story:

Around 1am on Sunday I woke up with cramps. For about an hour they just seemed to be constant, but then started to have a more definitive stop/start, so I began timing them. They were about 5 mins apart, lasting 30-45 seconds. This continued all night and I was not able to sleep through them. By about 7am I knew for sure that we would be having a baby that day!

About 7:30 we called our doula and Rob's parents to come watch Lily. It took a few hours for everyone to get there. In the meantime I finished packing and took a shower. I was so grateful when our doula arrived and was able to help me through the contractions. After about two hours, I started thinking it was time to leave for the hospital: my contractions were really strong. At that point I was still hoping to have an epidural, haha!

Then suddenly everything just got unbearable. Our doula suggested I use the bathroom and then we would leave. I peed and then said that I thought I needed to poop...and then I started screaming and pushing involuntarily!! I couldn't stop!

Everything else is a blur: Rob had to basically carry me downstairs, put my shoes on, and get me into the car. I was trying not to push during the contractions, but couldn't help it. We flew down the road to the hospital, which is normally a 20 min drive. Our doula called the hospital on the way. They met us at the car with a wheelchair and pushed me screaming down the hall to a room.

At that point I still had never had my cervix checked and I started asking what the heck was going on down there! A nurse checked me then and I was fully dilated, and my water still hadn't broken. It broke shortly after while I was pushing.

For me, the pushing was the worst part, pain-wise. It was definitely a 10/10 on the pain scale. I pushed for about 20 mins at the hospital. When her head was crowning, the doctor started saying "half-pushes, half-pushes!" but I couldn't stop and she literally squirted out all at once. It was crazy!!

So Miss Ruby Elaina made her official appearance at 1:17pm, weighing 6 lbs, 10 oz and 19 in long. I ended up with a vaginal hematoma on my left side, probably because I was lying mostly on my right side to push. I also had some tearing and needed a few stitches.


PrincessLou79 March 9th, 2013 02:48 PM

Re: Ruby Elaina 3-3-13
Wow, when she decided she was coming she really didn't hang around! Congratulations, she's just beautiful. :wub:

Kelz88 March 9th, 2013 03:33 PM

Re: Ruby Elaina 3-3-13
What a pretty lady! Hehe little girls are impatient, when they decide they are coming, they are coming!


chelleb March 9th, 2013 04:29 PM

Re: Ruby Elaina 3-3-13
Congrats! She's beautiful :)

MamaYazz March 9th, 2013 08:01 PM

Re: Ruby Elaina 3-3-13
wow! Sounds like you made it in the nick of time. She's precious congrats!!!

AimeeD041727 March 10th, 2013 05:48 AM

Re: Ruby Elaina 3-3-13
Congrats!! She is beautiful! What a great story!

KtKuKi March 10th, 2013 10:38 AM

Re: Ruby Elaina 3-3-13
Wow, what crazy birth story! She is beautiful! Congrats!

nrse_em March 10th, 2013 03:39 PM

Re: Ruby Elaina 3-3-13
Congrats!! That was intense story! I remember that urge to push and no matter how many people tell you to stop you just can't.

Mrs.Storm March 29th, 2013 12:01 PM

Re: Ruby Elaina 3-3-13
You better watch out, that little lady knows what she wants and how to get it! Hehe good job mom!

Athme March 29th, 2013 06:37 PM

Re: Ruby Elaina 3-3-13
Thanks for sharing your birth story and congratulations!

Amy B. April 1st, 2013 01:45 AM

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