i don't even know where to begin i wish i could tell you that i had a smooth and fast delivery but honestly it was no where near that or what i had expected in fact it was everything i feared. i know that last part sounds a little dramatic but lets get to it. it all started around 3 in the morning 5/10 ( mothers day) when i woke up from some intense contractions they kept coming but not close enough together to go in. so the waiting game began i was able to finally get back to sleep & wait things out. i walked around most of the morning to speed things up since we already have been to the hospital 3 times due to false alarms and contractions that kept coming, & they had to stop them at 26 weeks due to being way too early. so 2:00 rolls around and im in pain hunched over but at this point i could still walk through them. i tell hubby this is it and he doesn't believe me! typical haha we walked out the door and to the car with no bags. finally we are in triage waiting for about an hour till we get our room we get back there and prior i was dilated to a one for about 3 weeks and 50% and the day before i was at a 2! and 75% they check me and i was a 3 still having intense contractions could barely talk through a few of them & they tell us to walk the halls for an hour & i could barely walk at this point they just kept coming they check me again and no change so they sent us home.
i could go on and on about how they sent us home but ill spare it for now ;). we get home & 45 minutes later im in tears crying laying on the floor can barely walk up the stairs telling my husband i don't know whats wrong and i can't do this, & why didn't they keep me? he looked me in the eyes and said we need to go back, he called L & D and told them we were just there but we are coming back. he grabbed the bags ;) loaded the car up and held me until we got to the car. from here everything is a blur the ride there seemed like it took forreeverrr. i squeezed his hand so hard. they got us right into triage checked me and i was at a 6-7!! within an hour from the time i was just there and 90% effaced. we were admitted.
we get into our room and at this point im still in intense pain but feeling much better that we were admitted i had asked for an epidural due to the pain being so intense ( one of my fears was that i dilated to far to receive the epidural ) im a baby when it comes to pain & i didn't plan on having a "natural birth"
part 2... coming soon
we are in love over here & if your still here reading this thank you!
**this was in my drafts for so long I thought I should share my birth story now that its 2 years later!**
, by Chealsey walton