My labor story :) Karly&Maddox 1 child; Tulare, California 149 posts4th Apr
So Monday April 1st, 2013 at 3:30 am I woke up and could not sleep due to knowing I was going to have my child the next day! Got to the hospital at 7am, started my cervadil at 8am. I slowly dilated from a 1 to a 4 within 10 hours!!! (Yeah that was tough!!) I had a really painful back labor I was crawling around my delivery room floor! Lol I got my epidural as soon as I hit 4cm and my contractions were 3mins apart. Right after it kicked in my water was broken..Back labor is no joke! Once I got my epidural my contractions pain went away but my back was STILL In pain that's how bad it was!!! I felt like I had to shit out a Cinder block lol! Apparently the epidural slowed my labor because a few hours later around 12 am midnight I made no progress and my cervix was getting swollen due to my accidental pushing from the numbness I didnt even know I was doing it!!! I was under a lot of stress due to the pain which caused my babys stress too and he needed out! Around 12:30 am my doctor and I decided on a c-section, I told her I was done and could not do labor anymore. They prepped me for my surgery also they got my hubby ready to be by my side! I was super scared and in tears! Once they numbed me and got me all drugged up I started to relax. When they started the surgery it was the weirdest feeling! It was actually so much more enjoyable than labor. I remember just staring at the ceiling drifting off to sleep then once I heard my babies first cries I popped my eyes open and cried, I just have this child life!! Unfortunately due to the stress he pooped inside the womb and Swallowed some meconium :( they cleared his lungs however his respittiory rate was high and he was breathing so hard! I got to see his face for a brief minute (my arms were strapped down so I did not get to hold hIm :((((() They rushed him away to the NICU where he stayed. I did not get to see my son until 8 hrs later :( not the way I ploanned but he got amazing care from the NICU team and is progressing so fast! They said he had no infection but they performed a culture which out result comes back tomorrow! We r hoping for a normal result so we can go home tomorrow!!! He is so healthy now, increased appetite and so alert! I have one perfect strong little boy! He looks just looks his mama too!!!!!!! Breast feeding came easy to me and I'm so happy be a use I am so against that poison (formula)!!!! I would not under any circumstances let the nurses give him formula unless I was dead!! So as of today he is in the step down nursery (a step down from the NICU) yes is means he is another step closer to coming home!!! I can't wait to bring my baby home! Being a mommy is the most amazing feeling In the world I love him with all my heart to the moon and back! He is perfect in every way!!! Pics coming soon! I love u Maddox Brady Martin stay strong love bug! Prayers that his rests come back normal!!!
Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5; 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts4th Apr
Congrats!!!! And do agree about formula! I HATE formula! Hoping he can go home with you tomorrow! Love the middle name ;) it's my sons first name lol
lolajessup Due July 25; 18 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44034 posts4th Apr
Congrats mama. I'm the same way as you. My dd was in the nicu an I was not about to let her have formula so I spent almost $100 on donor milk haha
MommyToWesley 1 child; Delaware 3847 posts4th Apr
Congratulations! My son aspirated meconium during labor and had to spend some time in the NICU as well. I barely got to see him before they whisked him away to s**k out his lungs. It was the scariest thing I have ever been through.
I hope you get to bring him home tomorrow!
I hope you get to bring him home tomorrow!
Destiny Marie Hicks 1 child; Mayville, North Dakota 237 posts4th Apr
Congrats!! I was induced last wednesday and had my daughter saturday morning. She also pooped in the womb but didn't have to stay in the nicu. Hopefully the nurses remember that your trying to breast feed! My nurse forgot and gave her a bottle, she wouldn't take to the breast after. Hope everything is okay with lil Maddox and hope he comes home very soon!! (:
What if... 2 kids; Ontario 4528 posts4th Apr
awe I hate reading stories where the epidural leads to c-section. that s***s :( but at least he is here safely! hope his test results come back okay so you can bring your little guy home!