6:46 AM on Tuesday, May 26th my life was forever changed with the birth of my son. I never realized how much I can love someone so much until he was placed in my arms. All of the pain was totally worth it! Now let me tell you how my little guy arrived into the world.
On Monday, May 25th I arrived to the hospital at 9:15 AM to have cervidil gel inserted, which will start to induce labor and soften my cervix. At this point, I was 39 weeks, 1 day and was being induced due to my high blood pressure. Once I arrived at the hospital my vitals were taken and of course my blood pressure was high. My OB decided to change plans and admit me to labor and delivery, as she was concerned about my blood pressure. I was no longer getting the gel, as the plan was to start with a pill every four hours, then Pitocin to induce labor.
I was moved to labor room 211, where my doctor inserted the pill and now we wait. Within a matter of hours, I was in pain and requested something to ease the pain. The nurse gave me Stadol, which was a temporary pain reliever, but it did the trick. Within two minutes of it going into my IV, I was very loopy and finally was able to get some sleep. Things continue to quickly progress and I was given the foley balloon, which is another way to induce labor and let me tell you that was PAINFUL! I was in so much pain, that it made me sick. I could not get comfortable and was in tears. No matter what I did, the pain was just too much. At 5-6 cm dilated, it was time for the epidural.
The anesthesiologist arrived 11:00 PM and went over everything with the epidural, which actually wasn’t too painful. He said everything went great and I wasn’t feeling contractions, until a catheter was put in. When you get an epidural, you are confined to the bed, hence the catheter. I wasn’t feeling any pain in my stomach, but the pain in my vagina was unbearable! The anesthesiologist came back to provide more pain medicine via my IV, but unfortunately that was not working, so he had to come back a second time. After two hours of being in the most excruciating pain, the nurse decided to take the catheter out! My doctor came in to check my cervix and I was already 9-10 cm and feeling pressure…it was time to push!
I started pushing at approximately 5:30 AM on Tuesday, May 26th after a long night of contractions. I was so exhausted that I didn’t think I could do it. My doctor and nurse were ending their shift at 7:00 AM, so they were determined for me to have the baby, because they didn’t want the next shift to take all of the credit. My husband, John, was there by my side throughout all of this and if it wasn’t for him and my amazing doctor and nurse, I don’t think I could have finished. One hour after pushing, my precious baby born was born!
After he was placed into my arms, I completely forgot all of the pain, that I had endured during the night. Everything I went through from the vomiting to the tears was all worth it, knowing that my baby boy was here and most importantly healthy.
My little guy weighed in at 7 pounds .09 ounces, 19 ½ inches long with a full head of hair! I was surprised by the hair, as I had no heartburn during my pregnancy. I could not believe what had just happened.
Oh my God…I’m a mom! It is the best feeling in the entire world. My husband and I could not be more proud. We hope to be the best parents we can be to our little guy.
The Rookie Mom 🙂
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