I was one day late in delivering my daughter. On December 11th I waited all day for my labor to begin. Every time I felt a little pain I would yell for my husband. Then when he came to me I would frown and say "never mind". I got very irritated because I wanted the pregnancy to be over, I wanted to hold my baby!!!
Around 8:30 that night the "little" pains were not so little anymore and not as exciting as I had hoped. At almost 3 am on the 12th I called my mother and said to come on. She stopped and picked up Waffle House for her and my hubby only because I hurt to bad to eat.
When they were done eating we left for the hospital. All the way there my hubby did 70 mph because I would yell it hurt, then look at him and laugh and say it was over and we would be home in time for him to go to work by 8 am.
When we got there the nurses looked at me and told me I was smiling too much for someone who was about to have a baby. Hey I was VERY excited!!!! The fun wore off when I had been in a prep room for 3 hours with back labor ( all of the labor and delivery rooms were busy). After being there so long I figured I would go home for a couple of hours, why not, they said I was not making much progress. At this point I was very tired and wanted to go home. Then here comes a new nurse and says excitedly, "You get to stay and have a baby today!" I was not thrilled at this point.
When I finally got a room I could hardly stand to walk over there because of a contraction. They tried to wait until it was over but they were already 2 minutes apart. At 8:30 they broke my water and I never thought I was not going to live long enough to see my kid. I was tired and in more pain then I had ever been in my whole life.
I decided not to use drugs but took a non-narcotic pain reliever instead. I fell asleep the 30 minutes it lasted. I was mad when I woke up and could not have more for two more hours. The next shot came 45 minutes before delivery and did not help even a little. My midwife left after telling me that the baby would be here in time for lunch (12 noon), well she popped up at 12:30, I was mad. Well nice and wonderful family and friends came in the room with takeout that smelled like heaven and all I could have was ice, big disappointment. Then they buy my hubby a coke and I wanted that too, but could not.
As labor progressed I watched my soap opera between contractions and sleeping. Finally I could take no more and started pushing. I was told not to but could not stop. I started pushing at 7 centimeters and she said I was bruising something, I can't remember what, and said I was doing good without an induction, but if I kept pushing I was going to get one. I didn't want one because I was told it would make the contractions more intense, but speed delivery. Finally at 8 1/2 centimeters I gave in to the augmentation. This was 2 pm.
At 2:15 Meaghan-Taylor Ann was born at 6 lbs. 15 oz. and 20 inches long. She had a head full of black hair and a choppy cry. I was very happy, but I could not hold her when they handed her to me because they were tugging at my placenta and I was shaky and tired. I then handed her to her daddy. He smiled as our family stood outside the delivery room and cheered and wanted to come in. He sat across the room and held her as he cried and smiled ( this was after he kissed me and told me I did a good job ). My family came in and I fell asleep talking to them. I was very tired and was glad when I went home the next day.
I love her, she is a very beautiful baby and worth every bit of the pain. The best thing was after I delivered I felt relief and the pain was gone, this only thing that hurt was it hurt to walk for two weeks.