Dec 08, 2012
So first things first, on Sunday November 25, 2012 I went to Labor and Delivery because I was having contractions and some pretty bad cramping. Well at my last OB appt I was at a good 4cm and still 70% effaced. Anyways they checked me on Sunday and sure enough I was at a 5 and still effaced 70%. They ended up sending me home because I was not progressing. So I went home and pretty much just relaxed, I did my normal exercise routine before bed, I went to bed a little after midnight feeling ok just really swollen feet and cramps. I then woke up at 4:30am feeling a lot of pressure and I knew I had to pee super badly, so I did, than I noticed there was some spotting going on. I woke up DH at about 10 til 5:00am and then we woke up my MIL (she is my doula) and she has been with us since Halloween. Anyways, she and DH started timing my contractions and they were very consistent and 2-3 minutes apart. I couldn’t get comfortable with each contraction I was just getting more and more uncomfy. So I would get a contraction and I would sit on the toilet because it seemed to help my pain. It was like 6:00am and we decided I needed to go to the hospital. We got there at 6:23am and I was submitted via the ER and then the nurses took me to the admitting room, which is where they decide if you are in active labor or not. Anyway, I was in excruciating pain and Emrilyn like rolled in my belly, then all of the sudden there was a gush… MY WATER BROKE!!! After that the nurse checked my cervix and the nurse said yep she’s 100 percent complete and ready to go. Then wanted me to get into a wheel chair, so they went to grab one and while they were gone I had even more pressure so I told DH and MIL that I am not getting in the wheel chair. My contractions were so intense that I didn’t want to move. They then decided they will wheel me into the labor room. We get in there and I had the urge to push but they told me not too. I couldn’t help it. Then I told DH “there’s something going on down there,” Nurse looked down there and sure enough Emrilyn was crowning and a good inch out. The Doctor barely made it in there, and he told me to push once, then she made her arrival. Emrilyn Shayne Caldwell was born at 6:55am weighing in at 8lbs 1oz 19.5 inches long. I got my wish and was able to do it all natural. I am so amazed and blessed!!!!