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Labor Story & Pictures :) saageex3 1 child; New York 5789 posts
29th Sep '11

September 26th i woke up at 5AM with horrible back pains. I didnt think any of it since i had back pains before, these however kept me up till 9AM. Well after going to the bathroom i noticed peices of my mucus plug were coming out. This was my first time lossing any so i figured i was probably close since i was 38 weeks. Around 11AM i took a nap and woke up at 2PM to horrible back pains again. I decided to stay up. I was fine the rest of the day until my SO came home from work at 7:30PM. I told him what had been going on and he told me not to stress about it. After going to the bathroom i lost even MORE of my mucus plug. He told me he'd get me something to eat since i was starving so i said tacobell and jokingly said "spicey foods help speed things a long" So he left to get me tacobell. In the mean time i decided to take a nap and wound up in a dead sleep. Suddenly something told me to wake up, so i did and i jumped off the couch just as my water broke. I was in complete shock. I didnt think things would happen so fast. So i called him and told him to come back home. We got all our things together and headed to the hospital. At arrival we went to the maternity ward and were waiting to get checked out to make sure it was my water that broke and not me peeing myself since that is what it felt like. After sitting there for 20 minutes i started to feel very light, but noticable contractions. Well everyone in town decided to have their babies that day so i had to wait a very very long time before being checked. By the time i had been checked i was in excrutiating pain that shot from my front to my back, later to learn i had back labor. The pain was so bad it had me throwing up and shaking. You know when people say concentrate on your breathing? Well, i couldnt breathe so i couldnt concentrate all i could do was take a little breathe and exhale more then i had in me. Every inch i moved would set off contractions and for the most part i thought id pass out. After being checked i was told the reason i kept leaking, because i was leaking from the time i got there until i got checked, was because i was leaking something called Mecu, which is when something stresses out the baby and they end up pooping while they are in there. They said it was okay, but that NICU would be in the delivery room to make sure she didnt inhale it or else it could go in her lungs and she could catch an ammonia. Finally they had found me a room and admitted me after almost 6 hours of intense pain. I got my epidural,which made life a wonderland of rainbows and unicorns, and was able to close my eyes. Unfortunatly whereever they placed the epidural wasnt working in the surrounding aread of it so i still had large amounts of pain in parts of my back, Even moving up to sip water was a battle trying not to cry. Later after being tested to see if i had a bacteria only 25% of woman have, it came up positive so i had to get antibiotics before she could come. THEN come to find out, i had an 102 fever which was also bad for the baby. Finally around 11PM on September 27th 2011 i was able to push.Which surprisingly was the easiest part of the entire labor. Pushing actually took the pain off my back. I pushed for an hour and a half before they called the Dr in and took me 15 minutes to get her out completly. Looking at he was the most intense thing in my life. I instintly cried but couldnt speak.. I was at a loss of words and my SO kept screaming HOLY SHIT HOLY SHIT. I didnt tear so no stiches for me, and i thank my little girl for being so nice to mama on her arrival lol. They were able to clean her and make sure the mecu didnt get in her lungs, but unfortunatly due to my fever and the bacteria i had she had to go to the NICU and get blood drawn which takes up to 48 hours, to make sure she doesnt have 1. the bacteria that i had and 2. anything bad because of my fever. If she does, she will have to stay a week as i go home :(

My Sophia Marie Riley was born at 12:50AM September 28th 2011 at 7 pounds 7 ounces 18 inches long. She is the most perfect child i have ever layed eyes on. When i visit her in the NICU i cant stand to leave. She doesnt cry, she doesnt fuss. She smiles and is a wonderful eater. She is beyond what i expected shed be like. I could just cry at the thought of her, at the sight of her.. and i sit wondering what i did so right to deserve someone so perfect. Writing this now has got me close to tears. So i will stop, and instead share her witth you all
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I cannot wait until tomorrow morning to go down and see her again.. so i must repeat, she is the most perfect thing in my entire life. I feel complete, i feel whole..and i feel happy.

Thanks for looking :)

MsBecca1 Due October 21 (girl); 1 child; Florida 643 posts
29th Sep '11

Aww she is beautiful and I hope she can come home soon to her mommy & daddy

Ashley; Kenley's Mommy! 1 child; Wisconsin 15117 posts
29th Sep '11

Awh congrats girl! She looks so much like her dad!! :)

Mondo Mama Brains 17 kids; Ohio 353 posts
29th Sep '11

Oh my goodness! What a gorgeous little angel you have! Congratulations and great job momma!
I'm hoping for a very short stay for her and a speedy recovery for you. I'm glad she didn't breathe in the meconium and I'm hoping there will be no sign of pneumonia or bacteria.

KykyC 1 child; Arizona 383 posts
29th Sep '11

She is so cute with those cheeks, congrats on the baby!

Bethany Alford Due February 23 (twins); Pennsylvania 463 posts
status 29th Sep '11

Congrats! :) What day were you supposedly due? Just wondering...

Kirsty85 2 kids; Australia 449 posts
29th Sep '11

congratulations... she is beautiful!

100811 1 child; Ashtabula, Ohio 604 posts
29th Sep '11

wow, she is beautiful! congratulations! :)

saageex3 1 child; New York 5789 posts
29th Sep '11
Quoting Bethany Alford:" Congrats! :) What day were you supposedly due? Just wondering..."


I was due October 6th, and was being induced October 2nd because of my diabetes but she came at a little over 38 weeks

saageex3 1 child; New York 5789 posts
29th Sep '11

Thank you ladies ! :) She is just perfect to me.. im so so happy and cant wait until all of you meet your first time little ones.. it really is a feeling nobody could describe to you and honestly the thought of them makes you turn into such an emotional wreck lol

Mondo Mama Brains 17 kids; Ohio 353 posts
29th Sep '11
Quoting saageex3:" Thank you ladies ! :) She is just perfect to me.. im so so happy and cant wait until all of you meet ... [snip!] ... is a feeling nobody could describe to you and honestly the thought of them makes you turn into such an emotional wreck lol"

I'll say, I teared up just looking at your daughter and reading your post lol. I could feel so much emotion in your words.

Mandy Mickle 1 child; High Point, North Carolina 1937 posts
29th Sep '11

congrats! now I just wish my stubborn LO would hurry up and come lol I keep on seeing people that are due after me having their LOs and Im like when's mine coming? lol for some reason I feel like he's gonna be overdue

saageex3 1 child; New York 5789 posts
29th Sep '11
Quoting mpricera87:" I'll say, I teared up just looking at your daughter and reading your post lol. I could feel so much emotion in your words."


Awe your going to be such a good mommy :) It really is amazing i just cant put into words how happy i am and the weirdest part is realizing something was missing your entire life when you see them for the very first time. I never thought id cry over somebody but god does she get my emotions running

saageex3 1 child; New York 5789 posts
29th Sep '11
Quoting Mandy Mickle:" congrats! now I just wish my stubborn LO would hurry up and come lol I keep on seeing people that are ... [snip!] ... that are due after me having their LOs and Im like when's mine coming? lol for some reason I feel like he's gonna be overdue"


Everyone says you wont know when, but i have a feeling deep down everyone does. Like Monday i woke up just thinking to myself there is something about today.. and i even made a joke on facebook and said "lord please let today be the day" lo and behold she came lol wishful thinking sometimes works :)

Mondo Mama Brains 17 kids; Ohio 353 posts
29th Sep '11
Quoting saageex3:" Awe your going to be such a good mommy :) It really is amazing i just cant put into words how happy ... [snip!] ... life when you see them for the very first time. I never thought id cry over somebody but god does she get my emotions running"

Aw, thank you.:wink:
Your LO is lucky to have such a loving mommy.