Thursday, April 30, 2009
by about 10:00 am the contractions are starting to pick up, but i can't feel them yet, i can see them on the moneter going up and down i just can't feel them.
By about noon something starts to happen i reach a 4 and the contractions start to get uncomfertable, this is when i get the epidurral.
first they have me sit up on the side of the bed with my legs dangling off one end with my back towards the anesthesieologist ( however you spell that ) i have sit with my arms folded while nate holds one hand and he nurse holds the other. the worst part of this whole process is the anethesieologist has to align my spine perfect which doesn't sound so bad but the whole time he is pushing so hard on my spine that it is killing me! once he is satisfied then he gives me a shot to numb the area where the epidural goes. i was not expecting this so i jumped when he put it in luckily no damage done then the epidural went in and everything was good from then on out!
by 1:00pm I had progressed to a 6 and i am starting to get excited! not very long now.... or that's what i thought. At 2:00 p.m. I was at a 7 and getting really excited.
At 4:30 the nurse kicked everyone out of the room and i started to push. This i when I started to think yes half hour and the baby will be here, boy was i wrong. They must not use the sturrups anymore because nate held one leg and the nurse held the other right up to my chest. Everytime the contractions started to peak is when i had to push as hard as i could, this was a weird feeling and hard to get the hang of because you are just pushing you can't feel anything so you hope that you are doing it right. i had to skip a few because they babues heart rate was going crazy when i pushed and the contractions were right on top of each other. Suprisingly pushing during the contraction was less painful the when i had to rest during one, the pushing gave me something to focus on. The moniter can tell how hard you push and by the end i was pushing a 32 and the highest the nurse had seen was a 36, so i was pushing hard
.......well after 2 1/2 hours of that i started to get sick and tired and she still hadn't enter the birth canal so the doctor decided on a c-section. This is the point that nate lost it, he got very emotional and started to think the worst. Nates dad and my grandpa came in and gave me a blessing which i think help alot, maybe i should have got one at the begining of the process. from here till the end it is kind of a blur. they wheeled me in and numbed me up and i was bummed that i didn't get to see anything but i probably wouldn't have paid much attention anywaise. nate was glad to have that sheet between him and the blood. You can't feel anything so when they took the baby out it was like they took your whole inside out. its the weirdest feeling ever!
This next part was no fun either everyone got to go and see the baby while i had to stay and get sown up and recover back in my room. This is when nate got to watch them giver her a bath and hang out with her. i have been told that she screamed the whole time. Its a good thing that babies don't remember alot once they get older because they do go through alot of hell at the begining!