Aug 17, 2010
So, as a lot of you know I have been dialating for a while on wednesday I was Dialated 5cm and 60% effaced, I had also been having some pretty good contractions that would sometimes get close together and I would think about going into the hospital and then they would slow down. well friday I was having quite a few contractions, my 4 year old daughter had been saying her ear hurt, so I took her to the Dr and the contractions were getting closer, so after the Dr I decided to go to the hospital myself and atleast get checked, since i was already at 5 cm. i went in and they said I was still about 5cm, but almost full effaced and I was having contractions ever 3 minutes. my blood pressure had also gone up by quite a bit and that was concerning. the contractions started to slow down and get farther apart again, but they decided to keep me anyway they called the Dr and had my walk around for a while when he got there I was between 5-6 cm, but contractions were only about every 8-10 minutes they asked me how i wanted to proceed and i told them that I wanted my water broken and then to be able to walk around and labor naturally. my Dr broke my water and I walked around for a while, but the contractions started getting stronger really quick, so I decided to get in the jaccuzi tub. now I went into the hospital with the plan that i wanted to do a natural birth again if possible (my first 2 were completely natural and my 3rd i just had a pain shot that wore off quickly!) but i am not comletely against pain meds if they are needed. well while i was in the jaccuzi I started hurting really bad and decided that maybe this time I would try an epidural, I got out and was in a lot of pain the nurse checked me and I was dialated 9cm we both realized it was probably to late for an epidural, so the nurse gave me a a pain med in my IV but less than 15 minutes later I felt the need to push, I pushed for about 10 minutes and then she was born. for when they broke my water til she was born was 4minutes less than 2 hours, so pretty quick. after she was born i was glad I did'nt have the epidural, but for the last few minutes before she was born I wanted one bad! Katiana (katy-ona) Kristina was born on Aug 13 (friday the 13th LOL) at 8:38pm she was 7lbs 8oz and 20 inches long! she was techniquely 2 weeks early, but they said she looked like she came right on time. Baby and i are doing fine, although with this being baby #4 I do have to say i had a lot more cramps and they were more painful after birth this time!