I just discovered Mother's Day Mania, and thought it would be fun to join in. Today's prompt is to tell about a birth story.
When I was pregnant with K, my water broke at 37 weeks (normal pregnancy is 40). I was induced and gave birth to a 7 lb baby boy only 8 hours later. Everyone was very impressed with how quick my labor was.
Since K was so early, we had no idea what to expect when I was pregnant with C. I found myself loving those last weeks of pregnancy...having that special time where C was all mine. My husband however was irritated that it was taking so long. He would call throughout the day to ask if I was in labor yet :)
The day before C's due date, I woke up at 6:30 AM with slight discomfort. It came back every 3 minutes.
The contractions kept coming every 3 minutes and got slightly stronger. I had been planning a natural birth, but not like this.
At 7:40 my husband called his sister to come get K. I still wasn't in too much pain and was in denial that it was time to go, but my sister-in-law and the hospital said it was time. We left at 8:20.
As we're driving to the hospital I exclaimed that I felt like I needed to push (8:30). My husband left behind regard for traffic laws and sped the rest of the way to the hospital, thankfully only minutes away.
By the time we get there I was paralyzed from the pain and he had to wheel me in. When we got to the desk, the nurse is taking her sweet time until hubby said I felt like I had to push. I've never seen someone jump so quick as she grabbed papers, screamed into the phone to get us a room and hurried us down the hall.
We checked in at 8:39. By 8:42 I was fully dilated. At 8:49 my doctor walks in and finally tells me to push. It was like the movies where the very pregnant woman is screaming in agony with each contraction. I have never screamed like that before!
At 8:52 AM, C was born.
It was incredible to give birth naturally! I healed so quickly and felt empowered. It was also incredibly nice to get the whole ordeal over with in less than 2 1/2 hours!
Also linking up at The Finer Things in Life Labor Day Link Up