Monday, November 26, 2012
On October 17th, I woke up to my bloody show, which gave me this nervous feeling in the pit of my stomach, cause I know that means labor is coming soon! I went to my doctors appt, which I already had scheduled, and he said I was at 2 cm, and my cervix was softening, so he guessed I'd deliver within 5 days. I went grocery shopping for the week, and went home. I was feeling tired, so I laid down for a bit, and then got up to start dinner. I was in the kitchen in front of the stove when I felt a POP-GUSH, and just like that, my water broke. I was a bit in shock before I sprang into action to avoid having big puddle in the kitchen to clean up. My jeans absorbed everything before I was able to jump in the shower and change. I called my doula but told her I'd wait and see if contractions would start soon before I'd head to the hospital. Rob said he would be home soon when I called him. This was 6:30pm. Within 30 minutes, my contractions started. Not too bad at first, but after the first 3 contractions, they were 4-5 minutes apart and killing me!
Rob got home, we grabbed my stuff and headed to the hospital. In L&D they checked and I was at 3cm and they got me a room. My doula got there and tried to help me breathe through the pain, which helped some, but I was seriously climbing the walls. I don't even remember anything but blinding pain, which she said was cause there was no more water in there cushioning the blows. After every contraction, I felt drained, I was soaked in sweat, and could barely move. And then another would come 2-3 minutes later. I felt like I was not getting any time to rest in between. At that point, I asked for an epidural, which actually was able to get in there really fast. Really, like one contraction later, he was there. I was at 4 1/2cm at that point. Hallelujah, praise God, that epidural was amazing. I could feel when I was having a contraction, but without the pain! I could feel my toes and move my legs too, so I felt like it was the perfect dosage for me! No bad side effects, thank goodness. Labor sped on, before too long I was at an 8cm, and about an hour later 91/2cm. 30 minutes later I was 10cm, they called the Dr, and he said to start pushing and call him when they became productive. After only a few pushes, they told me to stop cause apparently I was doing really good at pushing. They called the Dr. again, and he was there 10 minutes later. I felt calm and collected during everything, I had Rob on one side and my doula on the other. At 1:29am, Greyson was born! After only 6 1/2 hours of mostly enjoyable labor. He came out peeing (all over me, thanks to my humorous doctor) and with a very healthy set of lungs! Really, he was a loud loud baby according to...well, everyone in the room. He was born with a full head of dirty blond hair, and if I hadn't been there for everything, I might not have believed he belonged to me! That kid is all daddy!
I did have a second degree tear, which sucked during the healing, and I did bleed a little more than they liked right after, but all in all, everything was perfect. And I highly recommend having the "magic hour" right after. I really felt connected to little Grey during that! I love my forever family so much!