Yes, I gave birth!
On July 10, I went for a picnic with my husband. We had a nice lunch and I munched on pineapple trying to induce myself I was really tired, so we took a nap. Once, I woke up I decided to read a book for a while. I got up, so I could get comfortable. When I stood up my water broke and it started gushing down my leg. I was so freaked out and started saying, “Ohmigod, I THINK MY WATER BROKE!”. My husband’s mouth fell open and everyone started staring at me like I was a freak! I was so in shock I couldn’t help, but be a little loud I was only 37 weeks and 2 days, so I kept thinking that I had peed myself! My husband was laughing at me thinking I was crazy. I soon realized after the water kept coming and coming that it was not pee! I drove home with our picnic blanket under me!
When we got home my husband called the hospital and they said I should come in. We got to the hospital at 5:30 pm. I was a little worried because I wasn’t having contractions. I only started to have contractions at the hospital and they were not regular. The doctor checked me and I was 4cm dilated. I opted for an epidural. The epidural was not fun. It took two anesthesiologists over 45 mins to get it in properly. Apparently, I have a boney back. My husband said it looked unbelievably painful because they kept pricking me etc.
After, the epidural my contractions stopped and I wasn’t progressing. To make matters worse the monitor would not pick up any contractions, so the nurses and staff had to rely on me to tell them how fast they were etc. The doctor decided to give me meds to speed up the progress. To make a long story short around 5:30am the doctor checked me and I was fully dilated. She decided to wait till the baby moved down the canal some more, so I wouldn’t have to push like crazy. It didn’t really make a difference because when things got started I still had to push forever. I really felt like I wasn’t going to able to do it at one point. The doctor had to help the baby come out because her heart rate was slowing down.
At 6:42 am on July 11, Ava was born! She is the most precious thing I have ever seen. I look at her now and think how did I ever survive without out her? Words cannot express how much I love her.
We left exactly one week ago. Since, leaving I’ve been busying looking after Ava. Blogging has been hard! Thankfully, I have a huge support group and my fellow bloggers helped out. I am starting back now and hopefully things return to normal.
I would like to thank everyone for their kind wishes!