Warning: This is my longest birth ever! Part 3 (I warned you!)
Posted Jun 05 2010 3:45am
6AM Saturday Morning
I wake up and immediately check my phone – no text. Ok, maybe no news is good news? I text Alison for an update.
7:45 AM Saturday
We are driving to the airport and I get a text! Lisa is starting to push!!! Whoo Hooo!
I assume I will get a text before we take off at 10.
10 AM Saturday
On the plane. The Flight Attendent gives me a dirty look. “PLEASE turn off ALL electronic devices!”
The whole flight I am praying. “Healthy baby, healthy mom, vaginal birth.” What if she did all this work and needs a cesarean?
Trying to read, too tired, worrying, wishing I was there, wondering what is happening.
As soon as I am able to I check my texts.
YES! Baby born vaginally at 11:35 am Over 52 hours after her water broke. She did it with no epidural or any pain medication. Pitocin and 2 night with only 3 hours of sleep and she did it! Lisa ROCKS!
I want details, but we are in Mexico and I tried to call once but didn’t get a hold of anyone so I have to wait to find out what Lisa felt about the whole experience; wait to find out what happened that night; wait to find out anything. But I am thrilled that she and the baby are healthy and she had a vaginal birth!
While pondering her birth, I think Lisa’s birth was perfect timing. It goes along with my theory that if I am meant to be at a birth I will be . If I had to stay at her birth for 2 nights, I don’t know if I could have given them the support they needed that second night.
Come back tomorrow to find out what happened that night and what Lisa thought about her birth!