Thursday, April 17, 2008
One year ago Today....
I was doing this.
I woke up at 5:30am (after only 3 hours of sleep) to find that I had bloody show. Started having contractions at around 6am that were 10 minutes apart. I went back to bed and slept as much as I could through them and got up at 8am to the sound of a ringing phone. It was my mom calling to check on me and to check on Logan. I told her that we were in need of her help today and she need to come to my house as I needed her to be at the hospital with me while Rob stayed with the kids. (due to Logan having his seizure the night before Rob had to stay with him to make sure his medicine increase didn't have any side effects.) I worked around the house doing the wash and doing some dishes until about 10 something, I think at that time I called my friend Beth and talked to her for a while and told her what was going on and stuff like that. By then my contractions were 6-8 minutes apart. Around 11 something I told her I needed off the phone because I need to wake Rob up and tell him to get dressed and stuff like that. I also needed to call and find out where my mom was. My contractions at that point went from 6-8 to 2-4 minutes apart. After telling Rob how close they were he went into panic mode and jumped in the shower and got ready to go to the hospital. (he yelled a little at me for waiting so long to tell him how close they were together. LOL!!! Something about you are trying to have her at home, you know how bad traffic is at lunch time. BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH) LOL !!I got myself ready and finished throwing a few things in the bag. Jordan packed up the snacks and stuff for her and Logan, she helped get his clothes on. He was a little unsure of what was going on but he did know that his baby was coming and that made him very happy.
My mom called us and told us she had broke down on the way to our house and her husband was on the way to get her. So We told her to just come straight to the hospital. We arrived at the hospital at 12:30 pm, I was checked and told I was 4 cm and that I was a keeper. (Umm yeah I could tell her I wasn't leaving) They hooked us all up and checked on Serenity 's heart beat. I laid there until 1:30 and then they let me up to do what I wanted to do. I walked around the room and sat and talked with my kids and Rob until 2:45pm when my mom called and let us know she was at the hospital. Rob went down and got her and then came back up to take the kids home. Her and I walked the halls and talked and my nurse made the comment that I was way to happy to be in labor..(made me want to hit her.) I still was contracting every 2-3 minutes and they hurt but not to badly. I went back in the room at 3:15pm to use the bathroom and the nurse came in and asked me how I was feeling. I noticed that I had started shaking and I no longer wanted anyone near me or wanted to be talked to..(ok I was a moody witch.) I told her that she need to check me and she needed to do it soon(this was at 3:50pm) At this point I had only one internal exam and that was when I first go there. She did as I asked her and I was 7-8 cm. She freaked out, and ran out of the room to call the midwife.LOL!! (I SCARED A NURSE!!LOL!! A TRAINED PROFESSIONAL!!!LMAO ) Well, she came back in with about 3 other nurses and started trying as hard as they could to get the room ready for delivery. I then looked at her and told her I had to push. I was laying on my right side due them trying to find a heart beat. She told me there was no way it was time. (LOL) I told her that the baby was pushing all on her own and she was coming. Then my normal nurse came in the room and sat on the bed beside me and said I need to check you hon, you have to roll on your back. I looked her in her face and said (very clearly and calmly) IF I ROLL OVER SHE IS GOING TO COME OUT ON HER OWN!! SO I rolled over and She looked down and Saw Serenity’s HEAD!! And then some other nurse I have no clue who she was got super close to my face and said BLOW BLOW BLOW, DON'T YOU PUSH WE AREN'T READY!! (UMM MY First thought was to slap the craph out of her.) THEN this page goes out over the hospital loud speaker "WE NEED AN OB TO ROOM 3 NOW" (that would be my room LOL!!) I have a contraction and tried really hard not to push but Serenity and my body were working together against me. I crowned and then some nice Irish man runs in throws on a glove. The nurse that is in my face tells me to blow blow blow, and I tell her I am pushing and either you catch her or he does, I don't care but she is coming out NOW!! So in one push and the one gloved doctor caught Serenity at 4:09pm.
Happy First Birthday SERENITY HAVEN!!!!