No water breaking. No loosing my mucus plug. No dialating. No dropping.
On Oct.12th, 2003 at @ 1:45am I awoke feeling icky...nothing to painful, just a lil' strange and unusual. I couldn't get back to sleep. I woke up my hubby and told him I didn't feel good, this was nothing new to him because I had 'morning sickness' from start to finish! He told me to try to get some sleep:) At about 2:30am I felt a tightness in my stomach and slight pain. I waited and felt it again about 15 mins later. I called my sister. She was
excited and told me it was time. I was not sure, she said "take a shower,
relax, pack your to go bag and if you are still feeling this way it's time and
come get me on your way" :) I packed my bag, kicked hubby and told him
let's go. We left my house at about 5:15am. We stopped and picked up my sisters. We stopped at the gas station so hubby could get a 'snack'. *Hubby is ruled by his stomach and I tease him still to this day that he
made me wait while in labor so he could feed himself!* We got to the
hospital at 6:15am and got checked in. They took us up to the room and
got us situated. They checked me and I was at 4. The nurse told me to
relax we would be there for awhile. They were in no hurry. I told them I
have a family history of fast labors, they weren't concerned. I told them I
tested + for group B? and needed antibiotics. They didn't hurry. I threw up.
I asked for the epidural. They gave it to me and checked me again. I was
at 5. They hooked me up to my first dose of antibiotics. My Dr. arrived and
checked me, I was at 8. My nurse came in and I told her I thought it was
time. She laughed at me and said "wishful thinking". I gave my sister a
look, she told the nurse to call my Dr. in now please. She huffed out of the
room. She came back about 15 mins (the longest 15 mins of my life) later
w/my Dr. and chuckling, but we could tell she was annoyed, told my Dr.
that I thought it was time. Dr. checked me, said "oh goodness" and
everyone scrambled! I remember pushing and watching the fetal heart
monitor a lot, I remember my nurse repeatedly telling me she was "sorry
sweetie" and "you don't mess around, do ya"...
At 12:34pm on Oct.12th,2003 my first born son arrived! He was perfect! Everyone said he was "amazing and strong", he could hold his head up
from the moment he arrived! They placed him on my chest and I said "Hi
Korbin, I'm your Mommy" and he lifted his head and looked right back at
me! It was awesome and I will never forget it!
~ I had two more babies, another boy and a girl and due to my fast deliver with my first, my Dr. (same nice man) opted to induce me with both my next babies. Funny part is I got to the hospital for check-in with the next two at 6am and had both other kids right around noon too, just like the first time!
~That nurse was so sweet to me for the rest of the time and when shift change came she brought in her replacement and introduced us, then proceeded to relay the story of how she didn't believe me and finished by telling her that "She means business" :) It was so funny, even my sister laughed, which was a big deal because she was so mad at her for not taking me seriously!