I had been having several contractions for weeks and weeks. Atleast twice a day I would ask myself the big question (Is this it?) I had been sitting at 4cm dilated for a few weeks and of course with each dr.'s appt. I got the shocked looked and "can't believe your still here" comment. Which only made things worse. So I finally settled on the fact that Tuesday the 19th would be the day, the day they scheduled me for an induction.
With a full house things became crazy and confusing very quickly. My mom wanted to come, of course which meant everyone else had to come as well. It was just that sort of panic chaos you see on TV...Thank goodness the hospital was only 2 miles away. We got there a little after 10pm they wheeled me upstairs to Labor and Delivery. And of course by the way that I was acting knew to get me into a room quickly. My contractions were by this time 1 minute apart and I was quickly losing my ability to stay sane with all the pain. Scott was calm and collected which was exactly what I needed. But my mom on the other hand was driving me insane. She was the one I was curseing and telling to shut up, lol...
I had never had an unmedicated birth mainly because of the back labor and having to have inductions I always gave in and got an epidural. But I didn't have a choice this time. She was coming and fast...My first check I was at 6cm and since she was so low the heart rate monitors weren't picking up her heartbeat so after 10 minutes the Dr. came in and broke my water to put a monitor on her head. By this time I was 7-8 cm's and starting to panic from the pain. The contractions were pretty much non-stop and of course the magic words came out of my mouth...
"I can't do this" The Dr. decided to push my little lip of cervix out of the way and told me to push. I honestly didn't think I could do it with the amount of pain I was feeling. The funny thing is I told Scott a few weeks back when we discussed a possible natural birth that I was not a screamer. HAHA....Although I don't remember apparently I am...The nurse later told me she knew to run to my room due to the blood curdling screams coming from it...OMG I was that girl....Back labor is not for the weak that's all I have to say :P
Once the pushing started I knew I was almost done. I am quite the pusher if I can brag a little...With the first push I was a bit dissapointed because I didn't feel the "pressure" but with the second push not only did I feel it but her head came out. And of course with the 3rd she was out at 11:06pm a little less then an hour after getting to the hospital and about 2 hours of labor all together, the nurses were loving me lol...Not only did they say so but we are still using the diapers they stashed away for us. Scott had to make 2 extra trips to the car to stash them away. In fact we still have several left, so so nice of them. Despite the pain it was such a good experience. So glad I wasn't given the chance to wimp out and get an epidural, took me 5 times but I finally had the natural birth I always wanted. I need my little badge now or something haha...
15 inch head
14 1/2 inch chest
22 inches long