The Birth Story
|What our car did to the guard rail.|
|Our totaled car.|
So, some nice people drive us to the hospital because the ambulance was taking a long time to come. I was worried that the seat belt could have hurt the baby, so I wanted to get her checked asap. They said she was fine but they would have to induce immediately. They started off with some gel to soften my cervix or something, whatever. I rested until night time. Everyone came to visit me.
I was too excited to sleep for long. After a nap, I woke up and had the nurses checking my dilation way more often than they wanted to, hahahah. Finally, at around 7:30 pm (Edit: I think it was more like 8pm), they said I was ready to push! I told them to turn down the epidural, but not turn it off. That way I’d be in a little pain but at least I could tell when to push. It was really weird having to have them tell me. I had planned on having a natural birth, but oh well, this was the closest I was going to get. Maybe some people can deal with the pain of back labor, but not me. >_<
|Still in labor...|
After what seemed like a zillion years of pushing, they told me her head was coming out. I reached down and felt it. It was squishy. xD Then a few more pushes and her shoulders were coming out, which was the most painful part, but it wasn’t too bad. Then she just slipped right out. Joanne (my midwife) and Steven (my husband) caught her. Then I got to hold her. She was slimy, and I was out of it either from losing blood or just from being in shock that I just actually had a baby. But it was still the best moment of my entire life. =) She was perfect. Healthy and alert, which they were surprised by, because a lot of babies born to mothers with epidurals are sluggish at first.
|We're so happy to finally meet you!|
|Ready to go home from the hospital.|
|My lil buggaboo.|
|Ready for my closeup!|
|Pick me up!|