Well I'm going to attempt the birth story one-handed because Camden just refuses to be let out of my arms- and when he is settled, I have to eat or shower or something... lol. Anyways....
So on Friday, Dh and I both took the day off to have one last date night before we had baby. It was a good thing we did because labor started the very next day!
Saturday I woke up, snuggled Dh, ate breakfast together, then I went upstairs to take a shower. As I was finishing up on the toilet, I wiped and there was a ton of.bright red blood- and the toilet water was super bloody. It kept coming, so I held myself and waddled to the door to tell Dh. We were told bright red blood was bad, so Dh said to call the midwife asap. By the time I was on the phone and Dh had come upstairs, blood was running down my legs and pooling on the floor! Dh went white, and the midwife told us to get to the hospital asap. I've never seen my Dh so scared in his life. It seemed like an.eternity, but we arrived at the hospital 15 minutes later. Getting on the monitor was the most comforting feeling ever as we heard our baby's heart beating still... I meanwhile was still bleeding all over the bed. My midwife said the bleeding was not normal, but reassured me saying she'd seen worse! I was having no contractions and after 3 hours of monitoring, they sent us home and told us to call if the bleeding got worse. By noon, I started having cramping and my mom and sister- who we were scheduled to hang out with all day- came over and helped us time the.contractions. I labored at home until the contractions were 2 minutes apart. After getting to the hospital, they check me and I was still only dilated to a 2. And I was still bleeding! They said my cervix was bleeding and also it was my bloody show. But it was a lot more blood than they usually see.. but since baby was fine, we continued letting the contractions come. I labored into the night hours, in excruciating pain, only to dilate to a 4. Oh and I forgot to mention that I had been vomiting since the afternoon- almost with every contraction. By midnight, I was exhausted, hyper ventilating,and not progressing even though my waters were bulging since 5pm. They decided to break my waters, and that brought obon even heavier contractions. I was exhausted and after being checked again around 2am, only being at a 5, I decided that I needed something to help me untense and dilate. So even though I was adament to have a purely natural birth, I never expected to be that out of control of myself- I was literally shivering and shaking the entire time on top of the pain and vomiting. So they gave me nubane, which didn't seem to help with the pain or anything but somehow got me dilated to a 7. Still hyperventilating and writhing in pain with no . m. ore change, I asked for an intrafeakel. I did the trick because after 20 minutes I was dilated enough to start pushing. 28 minutes of pushing- which amazed the midwife and nurses, Camden Edwin arrived. I was overjoyed and kept yelling "I love you!". Pictures later once I can get to the computer. I'm definitely in love!
Oh wow Sierra!! (Wow to the story AND all that one handed typing!).all that blood must've been Scarey! I always thought the show would appear days or even a week before labour, but I think that is also why my waters were running pink. Oh but bright red mustve been terrifying, even pink scared the life out of me!
Well done xxxxx
It is amazing just how much u can love this person u only just met isn't it!
Camden is lovely. Such squeezable cheeks! Looks beautiful. and looks huge compared to my little lady who still looks a bit preemie sometimes. She still has wrinkly knees, so needs fattening up!
Well done Sierra xx
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