I think I was in such shock when I delivered my son, I hardly believed it myself. Now with the impending birth of my second child, I am scared I will make it to the hospital. My OB doesn't really seem too bothered, even though he does say in all his years of delivering babies, I was one of the fastest he has ever seen.
I had been put on bedrest after a bleeding episode at 34 weeks with DS it was discovered that I was 2-3 cm and 80% eff. At 37 weeks, I was pulled off of bed rest and decided to take advantage and get some meals frozen and clean my house. At 37 wk 4 ds, I was doing some house work and my mom came over to help around 3 pm. At 4 pm she commented that I kept holding my stomach, I told her the baby was stretching. After another half hour, she didn't believe me and felt my stomach which was rock hard. I agreed to start timing, but insisted they weren't getting more intense and they didn't hurt. After DH got home, my dad joined us and we got dinner and went for a walk. After dinner contractions had slowed from every 5-6 min to every 8-9 minutes. I sent everyone home, assuming it was false labor and sent everyone home. We went to bed at 9:30 pm on September 30th and before going to sleep, I turned to my husband and said "Well, we made it to October."
At 10:30 pm, I had just fallen asleep when I bolted out of bed when my water broke. DH got everything into the car and we got to the hospital around 10:50. By this time I was really starting to feel "painful" contractions. Our paper work got lost so it took us 10 minutes to get checked in at OB triage. Once I got back in the room, my contractions were on top of each other and I was in a lot of pain. I sent DH out of the room twice to get a nurse and she sent him back in. I guess she refused to believe a FTM was that far along. I then started to bang on the wall while lying in the bed and moaning "Help....HELP..." The nurse came in shortly after 11 and begrudgingly checked me. She turned around, picked up the phone and ordered someone to call my doctor to get here "stat" cause he has a patient who is complete.....WHAT?
My mom and MIL got there and then my doctor arrived about 11:40, when I started pushing. DS was out in 3 pushes and was born at 11:42.
My concern is that since STM tend to have faster labors than their first, I won't make it to the hospital and if I do, I surely won't be able to wait 40 minutes for the doctor to show up. I have been instructed to head to the hospital as soon as my contractions are timable.
Oh, well....we shall see