Here's a little of my birth story. It was pretty tough. But, very worth it in the end.
I had a doctor's appointment yesterday and was immediately put in the hospital to be induced because of high blood pressure. Which was fine with me. I was 40 weeks and 1 day. They put in the cervidil pretty much right after I got admitted. I started contracting and the contractions were actually pretty close together and strong. My water broke about 9:00 last night and that's when I decided to go ahead and get the epidural so I could sleep through the night. Problem with that...it only worked on the right side of my body. So my left side felt everything. I was begging for pain meds every hour on the hour. All of this went on until noon today when I really felt like she was on her way. I tried to push, but I was so exhausted that I just couldn't. I was screaming and hollering, begging for them to do a c-section. They told me to rest for like 30 minutes which was very hard, but I started feeling this ball like thing moving down and knew that was her head. So they got the doctor in and I pushed like there was no tomorrow. Then things turned bad. Her shoulder was stuck because my pelvic bones are weird. The room filled with like 20 different people. Some for me and some for baby. The doctor had his hands up me trying to get her unstuck and 3 nurses were pushing down on my belly. That was the worst pain I have ever felt in my life. But, when she finally came out it was instant relief. Such a wonderful feeling. But, she was crying or anything. I was scared out of my mind. Finally we heard this tiny little sob. It was so quiet, but that was when I knew she was okay. I ended up with a 3rd degree tear. Originally thought it was 4th degree, but thankfully not. I have no clue how many stitches are down there, but I am so sore it's not even funny.
She's in the special nursery for the night, but I get to go try to breast feed her like every three hours. So that makes me happy. DH hasn't left her side. He was so scared. They pushed him up against a wall during the delivery and I could see the fear in his eyes. It was horrible. But it's over now and I have my precious little girl.
Sorry if that was kind of hard to follow. I'm on lots of meds right now. LoL.