Oct. 12th 2000 (a thursday) at 37w3d, I had a doctor appt
and at that appt I found out that I was a fingertip dilated & 90%
effaced.. I was a bit frustrated to say the least.. I was hoping
after all my preterm labor things would be ready to rock and roll after I was allowed off my medication.. What I didn't know was that my doctor wanted me to come in that following Tuesday to be induced
because my Amniotic Fluid levels were to low detected at my 36 wk ultrasound! So, after my appt my husband and I went out to
Denny's. We talked about how next week we would have a baby.. It was the most enjoyable day because we knew we'd have her on tuesday at the latest!
What we didn't know were the Plans Miss Maylea had for us!!
Oct. 13th 2000 (A Friday) was my parents 21st anniv and
they both went out well before they left they stopped in & said to
us, you know what would be the best gift ever? To have Maylea on their anniv, haha! Well, all day long I had not one contraction and I was a bit bummed but I knew I'd have her on tuesday! That evening it was a full-moon (you know the old saying) any ways, knowing that My husband and I wouldn't be able to fool around for atleast 6 wks after that tuesday we decided
to mess around,haha! With the added benefit of my ob/gyn saying that sometimes intercourse will get things ready if your body is ready.
Oct 14th 2000 (saturday) at about 7:30AM I woke up
because I felt a trickle but didn't really think anything of it,
went to the restroom and went back
to bed.. At about 900AM I felt another trickle and this time my eyes opened bright and I just knew! HAHA!! Woke my husband up and said maybe you should call the hospital.. Even though I didn't feel any contractions and didn't feel any differant at this time.
He decided to call any ways and just let them know (at this time they
knew us by first name from all the preterm labor.. no kidding!)
Well the nurse told him to have me hop in the shower with him and see
if it brought any contractions on well the second my foot hit that hot water...BAM there they were!! HAHA! They were instantly only 3 minutes apart! Well, I got out of the shower at about 10AM.. My husband kept insisting that we best get on the road because the hospital I had to deliver at was 45 minutes away.. I wanted to get my hair and make-up done first though.. At this time he called my mom
As soon as she walks through our door at about 1030AM she asks, "baby time!?!"
I said well I don't know don't get your hopes up! Well, in the car I
would grab onto her (oh Sh*t bar..LOL! through contractions but not
say a word) My husband asked how far apart my contractions were I said Im not sure but my mom jumped in and said, "Oh, they're about 1-2 minutes apart.. oh crap, oh crap!"
haha! As you can tell my mom thought she would be delivering my baby
on the highway.. When we pulled up to the hospital my husband insisted I let somebody wheel me in but I refused! So, I walked down the hall when all of a sudden another contraction hit
right as the nurse asked, "how ya doing sweetie?" at
that time I started to cry.. UGH! Talk about pressure when you are standing up, haha!! She walked me to my room and had me put my gown on.. I kept apoligizing to my mom and the
nurse because I just knew I was wasting their time, HAHA! The nurse hooked my belly up to the monitors to see how the baby was doing and how close the contractions were and the duration
of them.. well a few seconds later she said.. well sweetheart I'd say
you're in labor.. I just sat there thinking yeah right.. At this time my mom was outside and my
husband went with her well the nurse wanted to check my
progress before she let me hop into the juccuzzi (I was sooo looking
forward to this) right before she checked I said well if we're lucky
I'll be at a 1.. I didn't think I could be any farther then that because the contractions basically felt like all the other times I had went in for preterm labor..Well, as she was checking she said.. "Very impressive Victoria" with a smile on her face. I asked her what she was talking about and she told me well you're already a 6! I said, "WHAT!? You're kidding right?" she just giggled and said she wouldn't kid about that.. At About that time my husband walked in the door and I put 6 fingers up and his
face turned white! LOL! He went and told my mom and she thought he
was kidding! Only because I had only been there about an hour. My nurse then decided she better check me for another 30 minutes before letting me hop in the juccuzi..
About 45 minutes later she unhooked the monitors and said okay after
I check ya you're free to do whatever you wish but a few seconds
later it was CHAOS!! She said, "Oh boy! You are about to push!
You are a 9! We have to find your doctor!!!" she screamed
to the nurse as Im freaking out well they FINALLY found my doctor as she came in the room my nurse is saying push for a count of 10 well I
thought to myself well if I push 10 she'll go ahead 2 and back 1
(LOL) So I said to hell with that and pushed for as long as I could!
so finally my doctor knew I wasn't going to listen and said just
push when you feel the need! 20 minutes later our beautiful baby girl was in my arms!! Josh and I were in tears!!
My whole labor was only 6 1/2 hours,
I was only at the hospital for about 2 hours, Pushed for about 20 minutes and had one awesome natural birth experiance!!