I guess all those contractions were doing something after all!
** short version**
Sebastian was born at 1.12 am after a 2 1/2 hour labor and about 45 min of pushing. 8 lbs 2 oz, med free labor. Apgar was a 8-9.
I had been having some back pain all day but nothing out of the ordinary. At about 11 pm I was laying in bed, watching one born every minute! As I was watching all the screaming, labouring women, I heard a loud "pop" and it felt like someone popped a balloon in my belly. I got up and sure enough, my water had broken!
Unfortunately my husband was still at work (restaurant manager) so I called him and told him to come home so we could have a baby, but that we probably had plenty of time. Well, thank goodness he rushed home!
Very sharp and painful contractions started right away, one on top of another. I was running around trying to pack the rest of the bag (make up, charger, etc) but had to stop and breathe through contractions every minute.
The car ride was hell and I was very much doubting my decision to go med free.
Even though we pre-registered at the hospital they still tried to make us fill out a bunch of paperwork and I was not happy! I literally thought I was going to die and I wanted to push!
When they finally checked me I tested negative for amniotic fluid! The nurse went to do an internal and paused with a puzzled look on her face and asked if I felt an urge to push (YES!). So they called my doctor.
Apparently the doctor didn't believe them and waited until I had a second check to leave to the hospital. I was already pushing lightly at this point and the nurse told me to just go with what my body told me. She was AWESOME!
Finally the doctor arrived and comes over and touches my face and asks me questions whilst joking with me in the middle of an intense contraction and... You guys I slapped my doctor lol. I was so mad she had waited so long (maybe like 30 minutes but it felt like forever!). We started really pushing and after about 30-40 minutes, Sebastian was born.
He came out "limp" bit was moving and breathing. This meant that daddy could not cut the cord and no immediate skin to skin
. They were going to take him to the nicu but he quickly started crying and I got to hold him after I got stitched up.
We are so in love. Breastfeeding was hard at first but we are both learning and getting better. So excited he is here!
By the way. After a completely pain med free labor (I had pitocon in an iv drip after delivery to help my uterus contract) I can truly say that I do not blame anyone who wants the meds. Holy cow! But I am glad I got to have the med free birth I wanted, even if it was the only option at that point haha!