So, I woke up this morning around 4:01 to go to the bathroom. While there, I had a contraction. I didn't t think nothing of it as I had been having them for the past few weeks. Another followed about 10 minutes later. The next ones were pretty irregular, but each became stronger than the one before.
I made tea, refilled my water, and did some laundry. Each task was done between contractions. When I felt like I couldn't take it any longer, around 5:15, I woke my husband and ask him to call my midwife. I got on the floor because it was comfortable for me. Once .he told her about the contractions, she told him to bring me in to L&D (5:30). As soon as he got off the phone and tried to get me dressed and off the floor, I told him to call 911, because I knew I would not make it up off the floor.
(5:36)The dispatcher asked him questions and my water broke! She asked if the baby was crowning and he said yes! I felt a sudden urge to push. I pushed a few times and her whole body was out at 5:39! The paramedics arrived a couple of minutes later and my placenta followed about 10 minutes after that.
Once I had the energy to get off the floor, the medics put me in the ambulance and took us to the hospital I was set to deliver at and we arrived around 6:30 to a team of happy nurses and my midwife. It was the end of the medics and nurses shift, but they said it made for a memorable shift.
Although my childbirth experience did not go as planned, I loved every minute of it!! Best wishes to all the other June Mommas!