We came into the hospital at 6 am they started the petosin around 7am.
When we first got settled into our room I asked my husband to get something out of our bag. So he did and in the process pinched his pinky finger. Next thing I know he is whining about his finger and showing every nurse that walks into the room his boo boo. Saying is there a doctor around that can stitch this up? I then turned to the nurse and said this is why men don't have babies.
Next thing I know I'm in labor and he's complaining about his tooth that's been hurting. Granted I understand he's in pain, but really while your wife is in labor.
Things progressed slowly because I really wasn't ready for labor. Only dialated to 1 and really thick when I walked in. They put me on a medicine ball for a while, which I didn't mind because the contractions didn't hurt but once I decided to take a break from the ball the contractions hurt so bad. When I was dialated to 5 things started to really take off much like my other pregnancies. I thought I explained enough to the doctor that I only pushed once with both kids, when my body got to that point they were ready and this pregnancy was no different.
So mostly the nurses were taking care of me the doctor came in once I think to check on me in the beginning. Which isn't uncommon. I got the epidural earlier cause I was a baby and didn't like the pain. I am not one to handle those contractions. I don't know if petosin made them stronger or what, but thank goodness for anesthesia! The nurses were really nice about it and so sweet the entire time. Probably dialated at 3 and after that it was smooth sailing.
One of the nurses Rob and I were kind of laughing at the whole time cause she would call me girl the whole time and say "you ok sister?" I told Rob I felt like I was at church. Every time it was sister this and sister that. Robs like they do that so they don't have to remember your name, he's probably right.
So anyway, around 3 pm the shifts changed and one of the nurses I really liked left for the day and a new one came in. The new one also called me sister. She was even calling the other nurse sister. It was funny to me.
So after I dialated to 5 maybe 2 or 1?? I quickly dialated to 7 around 2:45. I mean after that I felt the pressure coming. I debated on if I should say anything because they had just checked me but I finally had to say something.
When they checked and I was to 10 and ready the nurse says to me push and let's see if your ready and we'll call the doctor if you can push. I'm thinking in my head, what? You want me to push sister?! I know I was looking at her like she's crazy, cause I'm thinking if I push this baby is coming out. But I didn't say that. I guess I should have.
So I push and she is I guess checking how well I push and I am really holding back and I stop and say I can't and she looks at me and says yes you can let's do this like intenstly. I'm like ok so I push and of course the baby's head is like right there.
So now the nurses are scrambling trying to get a hold of the dr cause the baby is there, she told me to push. When the dr took too long to get there they called the midwives in or whoever was close. I could literally see my baby's head in the reflection of the light that was off overhead.
I just start bawling because I see my baby's head and the nurse is holding her hand there like trying to keep her in seemed like and I'm thinking she's going to suffocate or something terrible is going to happen because she's been in there waiting. Then the contractions are coming and I don't want to hold them in. But I have to because there is no one there to deliver this baby.
I'm not quite sure what happens because I'm thinking I just want to get her out of there and the contractions are coming and I'm trying not to push and crying and hating this nurse that told me to push without a doctor being there. So I finally push and the midwife didn't have time to put gloves on because one push and out she came.
I could see baby through the reflection in the light and she was laying on the bed. No sound, I was just waiting to hear her cry. It seemed like forever but finally she did cry. Baby was here baby was healthy and in walks the dr.