On 5/29/15 around 4:30 am, I got up to go pee. I went to wipe and I got a gush of water in the toilet. My mom was getting ready for work and she looks over at me and was like "did you just pee?" I had told her I did, but that gush wasn't urine.
I go to my midwife around 9 and she checks to see if it was my water. I go to L&D and get admitted. Contractions started but they kept going away and wasn't wanting to come back so I had to get up and walk. Anywho. I was in early labor until 6 the next morning. I got the epidural and where I had such a long labor, the epi would ware off. They had to come in and give me several doses. I got dilated all the way to an 8 after 48 hours of laboring and I couldn't dilate any futher. They started me on pitocin around 11 am to see if it would help my cervix thin the rest of the way out and if it hadn't by 7 pm then we would discuss a cesarean. Luckily, by 1 I was feeling the contractions pretty strong and even though I had an epi, I felt EVERYTHING.
At 1:30 I was pushing. I'm a first time mom and I only pushed for 20 some minutes. My son was born at 1:56 pm on his due date (5/30/15) weighing in at 7 pounds 4 oz. And 18 1/4 inches.
My midwife showed me my placenta and it was in the shape of a heart!
I tore and I had about 12 stitches overall.
It's the second day and I feel absolutely amazing. No more nausea!! I loved being pregnant but I love being a mother more. I would go through it all again without a doubt. It still doesn't even seem real that I pushed this little baby out. I've watched the video 5 or 6 times and I bawl my eyes out everytime. All I can think about is "did I really just do that?" And "I seriously get to take him home?" And "he's really mine?" Ugh. I love him so much.