Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Baby Story #3

Seriously I survived I did but I wasn't sure that I would.  I wasn't planning on a natural birth, I didn't want it that way.  I wanted pain relief and that was my PLAN.  I have since learned that my plans are never the PLAN.  What I do know is that I did survive and my child survived and I even went on to have 2 more babies (un-naturally with successful epidurals).  The mind has a way of forgetting.  Thank goodness!!  And now I am so blessed to be the mother to this handsome little man.  Happy Birthday Dalton.  It was all worth it and I wouldn't trade it for anything!  I hope you have a fantastic day today!  Love you!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Baby Story #2

I have never been an early riser I don't care to know what the sun looks like coming up really.  Okay well that is a lie now but back then 8 years ago today I didn't get up early for anyone. (I clearly had much to learn)  But I did today.  Oh yes because I was awaken by the oddest pain I had ever felt.  It was different, it was new and it HURT.  At first I was annoyed but then I realized what was going on.  I got excited... another naive assumption on my part.  The pains weren't so painful I couldn't function but I could tell they had a mission, the mission I had longed for the previous day my actual due date.  I tried to rest for I knew that what was coming would not be easy.  I was too scared to sleep for too long.  We walked, we went to Home Depot (I don't know why but I know we did) I had to stop a few times to catch my breath and then we went on shopping and waiting and waiting and waiting..... and then about 8 pm it was more than i could take.  We called the hospital and got the okay to head on over.  I grabbed my bags packed with my visualization tools (which I knew I wasn't going to use).  My plan was for an epidural and a good one!  I wanted to enjoy this experience as much as possible.

We arrived at the hospital and I remember the bad news.... I wasn't close enough to admit but they didn't want to send me home because I had been in labor for over 12 hours at this point.  So  we walked some more.  I put layers of hospital gowns on and we walked around and around and around and then it hit me this is going to kill me.  We were in the stair well climbing back up to the labor floor and I stopped and just cried.  It was more than I could take I was hoping I was getting close now....

I was right things were going the right direction (that would be down) and so now for the epidural the relaxation and just wait for the baby to come.....

By this point the contractions were so strong that I was not doing well at all.  My husband was starting to panic and the epidural could not get in place fast enough.  Problem was I hadn't been drinking any water all day so I was dehydrated and they couldn't get an IV in.  Finally after 2 nurses were unsuccessful the anesthesiologist got an IV in and we were on our way.... but unfortunately for me my epidural only lasted for 45 minutes.  That's right it was working but then it  stopped and then the torture began....

To be continued....

What was your first experience with labor like?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A Baby Story

Eight years ago today I was expecting to become a mom.  I was ready, the baby was done, and the due date had arrived.  As a naive first time mom I figured that my body just knew that on the designated due date it would do what nature intended.  That meant get the baby OUT!  I was ready I had cleaned everything in site, mopped the floor on my hands and knees, pregnant belly dragging, organized the pantry twice cleaned all the showers and tubs and had the room prepped and ready for a baby.  And yet NOTHING..... absolutely NOTHING.  I was extremely disappointed to say the least.  I resulted to a few methods that proved awful.... castor oil is no good for anything as far as I am concerned except maybe greasing a squeaky hinge.  

So I waited impatiently.  I must have been unbearable to live with.  I can only imagine.  My sweet husband was at the end of a football season which I can't even recall.  I do know he was coaching at a Junior College that is all!  I am pretty sure this was the longest day of my life.  Little did I know.....
To be continued.....

How did you feel when expecting your first baby?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Halloween 2010

Better late than never right?  We had fun trick-or-treating in the rain... but the most fun was handing out the candy while I watched the football game.  I am pretty sure they had more fun handing out candy than getting candy. (thank-goodness!! because it was a down pour during prime trick-or-treating time!)
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