Tuesday, September 04, 2007

OK OK so heres her story.

SO I guess I didn't come and post the next week. MAN has this summer flown by. HELL has the last 3 1/2 months flown by.

So here's the birth story if anyone cares by now.

So with MUCH anticipation AND 9 days late our newest member to our family had arrived.

After what seemed like contractions to go on for ever. (8am Saturday till 1am Sunday 10 minutes apart lasting 30-90 seconds long) Chris had called me in desperation around 10am that he was stressed to the max with his supervisor. IF there was anyway I could call and say I needed him He would love it. THATS when I mentioned that THINGS were moving and he might get his wish granted. SO after our lunch at 11:30 Meagan and I took a nap. we woke at 1pm. AND i called Chris. There was no way I could attend to meagan during the afternoon with the contractions. He was home within 5 minutes. (let me just tell you he works about a 10-15 minute walk. HE BOLTED HOME.)

SO rested a bit and figured since nothing was progressing Off to church I went. Again since I was overdue I got the "oh I thought yo would of had the baby by now." to which I replied Hopefully soon :-) Still nothing progressing. SO we had dinner and went about our evening.

by 9pm I was tired. Called to confirm with the midwifes that its the 3-5 minute rule before calling again. AND what can I do to get things either going or slowing to rest. She mentioned I could take some gravol to help me sleep. SINCE they would rather I get sleep since its going to be a long process than coming in that night to gt checked.

Tried to get some rest at 10 pm. worked through all those contractions. AND at 1am that morning they bloomed to 5 minutes apart lasting 90 sec at least.

SO as I layed in bed. I finally got enough strength to roll out of bed as I was determined to take a bath to relax a bit. I finally rolled out at 1:30 am. At around 1:45 I called Chris. told him he needed to call my mom and call the midwifes. So my mom arrived at around 2:10. She was so worried for me. I was laying in the tub. Took about 10 minutes until I got the strength to fight the contractions as they was only about 30 seconds break between each to get up and out of the bath and get dressed. She was more concerned I found out later because she never went into birth naturally. all of us were c-sections. So as I moaned through the contractions I was basically scaring here. SO i did my walk to the front door with my eyes closed as I knew if I saw my mothers fear/tears I would lose it.

Arrived at hospital at 2:30 am where I was in quite agonising pain through them. (at 3 minutes apart lasting minimum 2 minutes) when we arrived the hospital was on lock down. WHY not sure but the security guard was about to not admit me. BUT because I work for the hospital and had my id badge he left me in. BUT DUDE I'm in labour your seriously going to make me wait outside until lock down is over. COME ON.

Get checked out and already 7-8 cm dilated. and within 45 minutes I was ready to go.

REALLY different this time around. No drugs and really honestly only 3 contractions all day long where IT hurt like a MOFO in my back.

Took about 3 contractions to get her out. AND then some persistent mild push during my last rest and whoosh she slipped out.

I felt HORRIBLE towards my midwife. THEY were super AWSOME and that last push to get her out she went to get the fetal monitor to check her heart rate. THE second she touched my belly felt like spears going through my stomach and I yelled at her "get your hand FUCKING off me" I was ashamed at myself. BUT at least she firmly said back to me "we need to check her heart rate." but with saying that I birthed my daughter.

So at 3:38 this morning we welcomed little Keelin Aeron Brid Gretchen Kathleen M..... weighing in at 8lbs 3.6oz and 20 1/2 inches long.

All she has done all day is sleep. I was so happy we were able to delay cord clamping. I had no tears and all natural. I was amazed with myself. AS it compared NOTHING to being induced with Meagan and gives me full confidence that I never need an epidural again. At least with natural progression.

With her arriving so early we delayed calling the family. we got transferred to my private room and slept until 8am. Did the major calls and informed everyone that we planned to leave at 6pm. there was no need to stay.

Time has been great had a baby shower at the end of July for her and next week were having her baptism as well as a mini party for Meagan's second birthday. basically cake and gifts.