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
STILL NO RELIEF
Ob asked for a bolus
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!