Be sure to read part one first if you missed it!
The drive to the hospital wasn’t that much fun being that my contractions were coming on every minute or so.
However, we were really lucky that there wasn’t any traffic at 11 pm, so I wasn’t stressed out about making it to the hospital in time- which had been a fear of mine throughout the whole pregnancy.
By midnight, we were all checked in and settled in the delivery room. (Yay for pre-registration!)
When we first saw the doctor, I was 3 centimeters dilated just like I had been that morning and 100% effaced. He told us to make ourselves comfy, get a full night of rest, and that I’d deliver in the morning.
As soon as he left, our mid-wife took over, and not long after, my contractions got pretty fierce.
It was completely unexpected by everyone, and the mid-wife had to rush to get my epidural process started.
In no time at all, the contractions were coming on every 30 seconds, so I was hardly getting any rest in between.
It felt like forever before I received my epidural, but once I got it, the pain quickly went away.
Even though the pain was gone, I told the mid-wife that I felt a lot of pressure in my groin. She scoped out the scene down there and saw the baby’s head.
It was 2 am, and I was completely dilated.
I pushed for a little bit before she called some nurses in for help. My head was facing away from her monitor, but I could tell that something wasn’t right.
Before I knew it, there were four nurses in the room trying to help our mid-wife. MT remained calm, but I know my husband, and I could tell that he was nervous and didn’t like what he saw on the screen.
Our mid-wife explained that my blood pressure had dropped, and she administered epinephrine after placing an oxygen mask over my face. The baby’s heart rate had decreased from somewhere in the 100s all the way down to the 60s.
I was a little scared but knew that if I got worked up it would only put more stress on the baby, so I focused on breathing and trying to relax.
In no time at all, we were back on track, and the nurse called down to the doctor to tell him that I was about to deliver.
His response was, “Already?”
No one at the hospital expected things to progress so quickly- although with all of the contractions that I had weeks beforehand, it made perfect sense.
Four strong pushes and only 20 minutes later, I heard my beautiful crying baby, and he was placed in my arms.
As expected, I was crying too.
I’ve tried to find a good way to close this post for several days now, but every time I try, I get emotional (which I’m sure is partly due to some residual pregnancy hormones).
I truly don’t know how to accurately describe my feelings except to say that motherhood is more incredible than I could have ever imagined.
In just a few short days, this little guy has completely stolen my heart and filled my life with an overwhelming amount of joy.
And I’ve never been happier…
I love you, my dear sweet boy.
Beautiful Boy and he come into your world in a big way – racing full speed ahead:) Him and Lucy will get to grow up together too – nothing better than a boy and his dog. Beautiful that the two of you are now a family – oh so special indeed – we makes three now!!! Have a Great One and Enjoy Your Beautiful Boy:)