Thursday, February 24, 2011
My 4th 'ville.
Hunter. 8 pounds 4 ounces. 19 1/2 inches. Perfect!
Hunter's due date was a bunch of dates. I chose the 23rd for my due date, based on my period. At first the doctor went by my last period, October 21st. Then when we had the very first Ultrasound, the due date changed to October 29th. I wasn't believing that, because how in the world can you tell with a little tiny thing that looks like a glob of gunk on the machine screen? (I was only 8 weeks along at this point) So I went in for the Gender/midway through Ultrasound and the due date said the 19th! BUT, the doctor didn't change it. I knew there was no way on earth I was having this baby that late in the month! I kept to my 23rd due date.
On my 39 week visit I asked the doctor to strip my membranes, I thought for sure I was going to have a baby that day! I called work, they moved all my shifts for that week around....well that night (Friday night) came and went, no baby. On Saturday, we went to the flea market to walk around thinking that would get things moving....
We tried the other natural thing you all must be thinking about also, with no luck.
Saturday came and went. The Doctor told me that usually when she strips a woman's membranes and they are favorable like I was, that they were in the hospital within 72 hours having a baby! So that gave me until Monday mid afternoon.
Sunday we just did our normal things, I walked a few circles in the neighborhood - nothing, went to walmart got some things just in case, like easy meals - nothing. Went to Publix (my work)- got funny looks, like I should be labor by now! LOL!
Monday comes around, I'm bummed....sent the kids to school, Kevin to work. I think I worked that night or Maybe I went to walmart to get the things i mentioned above tonight? But anyhow I stopped by McDonald's and got a large chocolate milkshake, drank it all. Came home, unloaded groceries, and went to bed.
2 AM Tuesday morning I wake up with stomach pains, which was just gas....then the diarrhea started....then I vomited...I thought I might have a bug.
This was constant till about 6:30 when Kevin said we had to get up to get the kids ready and I started feeling worse, so I looked up the signs and it mentioned labor signs! Ack! I wasn't prepared for that! Then I got up and walked around, because wasn't feeling any contractions. Kevin had me call Jennifer, our awesome neighbor/friend, she agreed with the labor signs as Kevin was telling me too, I was kinda blowing it off as nothing, cuz there were no contractions, then I started to feel them....I timed them, 6 minutes apart....Kevin called into work, we got the kids off to the bus, and Jennifer came over to watch Parker. Kevin and I went to the hospital. Luckily I had my bags packed and the kids prepared over the weekend!!!
We get to triage in L&D and they check me, I am about 4-5 cm....and contracting every 5-6 minutes. They decide to admit me pretty quickly....So we walk to the L&D area, get a room.....
Then they prick me...and prick me again, both hurt like another! Then the last chance I gave them the male nurse, who has on toe shoes - yes I'm not kidding, to shoes - did the prick for the IV and got it in first try! Ready to go now!
Still at 5 cm though, I was there for awhile, until they gave me pitocin, I dilated, ordered the Epidural, got the Epidural, and then relaxed so I could dilate more....
We told the doctor through all of this that when I started to push He HAD to be here, because it won't take long! I don't think he believed us!
When I was finally feeling pressure I quick ordered another shot of Epi....and then the Nurse checked me and I was ready to go.....Kevin's parents had to cut their visit short because this happened while they were there! Also the Epi wasn't killing all the pain - with Riley and Emma it was painless, and with Parker the Epi didn't get me numb all the way, but this was better than Parker's Epi!
Anyways the Doctor earlier had said we would have the baby by 4:30.....it was 4:20. I was ready to go, feeling pressure trying not to push, waiting for the doctor, The nurse had me push once to see.....Then he yelled STOP, two seconds into that push, he said don't do that again till the doctor comes in!
Apparently the Doctor has to be in the room when the baby is born, something about liability, so the nurse said if he was to come out, he would hold a foot in, so technically he wouldn't be born yet, LOL! Oh Boy!
So at about 4:40 the doctor comes in, he is undressed ready to go into the other room because he thinks I wouldn't be ready....He stands there tells me to push so he can 'see'. Well I push, he yells STOP a second later.....turns around, gets his gown on, turns around.....well I couldn't not push or hold it or stop it or whatever, I had a baby coming out, you try holding it in, or stopping....so by the time he turned around Hunter's head was out.....
Hunter was born at 4:47 pm On Tuesday October 19th 2010! His Gender Ultrasound Due Date! Told them Doctors so! I also told the Doctor, I told you so! That he needed to be there when I pushed!
When they told me how much he weighed I had to ask again!?! He was 8 pounds 4 ounces. That is 1 pound 2 ounces more than Riley-who was my biggest Baby!
He is Perfect!