Feb 03, 2010
Well lets see lol...
On 2/2/2010 I started contracting about 2a.m and they were 3-5 min. apart and fairly uncomfortable. We went to the hospital at 4 and they checked me and I was still 2 1/2-3cm and they were just monitoring me to see if it was real or not. They were pretty regular and intensity seemed to pick up a bit then at around 1130 they started slowing down :-( The OB wanted to send us home but said we could stay for a few more hours and see what happens - we opted to stay. About 1230p.m my contractions basically fizzled. I had already gotten dressed and DH went to go find the nurse and tell her we were just going to go back home - she came in the room and said to wait she had 2 things on the monitor strip to show the OB and he might want us to stay. About 5mins later they both come back and said there were 2 spots on the strip where her heart rate had went down (decelled sp?) so they were going to keep me. They immediately drew blood put in my IV and by 215 the pitocin was started. I got the epidural around 445p.m and they broke my water just before 6. By this time I was about 4-5cm. I was checked again about 845 p.m and I was at 7-8 and I started to feel my contractions again and the anestheologist came back in and gave me a bolus and upped my drip. By then I felt like she had slid down (exactly what it felt like!!!). I still felt them but it made it more bearable :-) Soooo about 920 I told my nurse I had a lot of pressure with my contractions and she told me that was normal and then asked how long I pushed with DS and I told her I only had to push about 7 times....She then said Well...I better check you...I was at 10! Woo-Hoo! She stopped the drip and as soon as she went to go call the OB he walked in the room lol. They got all the equipment set up and the next thing I know the OB is telling the nurses to hurry b/c even though I wasn't pushing, her head was crowning. I only pushed maybe 1 1/2 times and she was out :-) She started screaming right away and is very healthy (thankfully!). She weighed 6lbs 6oz and is 19 1/2 inches long. They aren't sure what caused her HR to slow...they are thinking maybe she grabbed her cord a couple of times or brushed against it, but whatever it was she is perfectly healthy! We should be able to go home tomorrow!! I'll post pics later!!!