Monday, November 10, 2014

John Paul - birth story

a little late...

Water broke at 11pm
Contractions started a little after midnight

Arrived at hospital  around 1am
Triaged at 1:30am
Contractions 3 minutes apart and VERY strong

Checked by doctor - 4-5 centimeters (almost 2am)
Bought ticket to go to labor & delivery room and for an epidural

Could barely lay still because contractions were constant
Ob gave me a narcotic to take the edge off and so I could be still for the epidural
I was as high as a kite - could barely keep my eyes open

Able to sit still for the stick
But NO relief
waited through 1, 2, 3 contractions

Ob asked for a bolus
No change

I was checked again at 3am
10 centimeters!!!!  WHAT?!?!?!?

I was too far along for the epidural to catch up
Delivered him without drugs!

But after 42 years, my dad finally got a boy!!!!

Totally worth it!

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