Starting this now so I can focus on some positive happy birth memories in what has been quite the rough day.
Came in Thursday at 4:30 to get induced. Friday at 7:30am I started complaining that I felt nothing and didn't really want to do step 2 and was super sad. Around 7:55 I started getting contractions. Not dialated but soft when checked, super disappointed because I was in pain. Started walking the halls, stopping to breathe through contractions. DH made me use a code word for stopping to deal with the contractions-it was bananas, haha.
Came back in, got in the shower and squated through contractions for a couple hours til I got sick of being hot and wet and dried off, came out to use the foot bar at the end of the bed for squats. At this point t contractions were like my back was on fire so I switched positions. Recheck showed I was at a 6. Midwife and nurse left the room and maybe 10 minutes later I was practically screaming in pain and felt the urge to push. Pushed for 2.5 hours and out she came, born at 1:27 with bag of waters intact, 8lbs 4 oz 21 inches long, lots of dark hair. Did immediate skin to skin, but they took her when they massaged my fundus and dug out clots.
This part is hard. She was having gurgling noises so they suctioned her. Didn't help so they suctioned again. Her oxygen levels were in the 70s but she was moving and wailing so they thought it was just fluid and took her out with pediatricians. Chest x-rays showed fluid in lungs but that doesn't usually cause such an issue so they called an area hospital with a NICU for a transfer. She was airlifted right before 5pm.
At the other hospital, they did an echo and discovered a heart anomaly that was keeping oxygen from circulating the right way. They could fix via surgery in Boston so off she went, and she's there now awaiting surgery tomorrow hooked up to a machine that does what the surgery will do for her, so she's getting full oxygen now. We are going her tomorrow.
This birth was everything I hoped for, except the healthy squish part. I was med free, labor was short, and I was fully present in the pain and letting the contractions do their job-last time I checked out and focused on making it through the pain rather than working with it and I can't even recall certain aspects of the birth. I can't tell you how much the change in mindset contributed positively to my birth experience. Now...To get Lorelai healthy!