I've been losing my mucus plug since Friday June sixth a day after my EDD of June Fifth and I told myself, "please don't come until Sunday, baby!" because we still had to get a changing table.
Well, Saturday we went out and did our few things and I felt overly anxious the entire day..washing, cleaning, folding and I knew it was going to happen if not Saturday - Sunday. Well, when I got home I had some bloody show and went to sleep and Sunday if I REMEMBER correctly I had blood, and a big hunk of green and yellow-ish tint of mucus come off onto my toilet paper at 6:30AM.
Around 7:00 I woke up with the worst cramps ever..thinking, they're fake. I forced myself to go back to sleep around 8:00am and then woke up at 9:30 and took the longest, and hottest shower of all time. Meanwhile, in the process of my shower my boyfriend lined the carpet to the bed in TOWELS just in case my water broke! IN TOWELS! his excuse was, "because we rent". I was so miserable I just laid back down and called my mom around 10:30AM and told her I was getting ready to go to the hospital because I was having contractions at this point 10 minutes apart. I went to get checked in and they came and got me immediately.
11AM I was checked and hooked up to the monitor and my contractions were 3-5 minutes apart and I was 5CM dilated! A whole 5CM!!!!!
So, they made me walk for 25 minutes and thats when it got unbearable at 1230-1PM!
I was transferred to my delivery suite and hooekd up again and was asked if I would like to hop in the jacuzzi tub and i quickly took the offer and laid in there for about an hour to maybee an an hour and a half. This entire time my mom is calling every 30 minutes and I yell at her to stop calling because she lives in Florida and I wanted to have the least bit of stressful labor if possible.
I was pulled out of the tub for the babys heartrate to be checked and everytime I had a contraction it dipped a little so I got out and got into my robe and hooked up again and was put on the birthing ball which did not help me at all and made me anxious and angry.
maybe 2:30-3PM I was administered my epidural because I kept crying for one because I was in so much pain and was at 7CM. As soon as I was given one progression slowed down a lot. But, alas no more pain!
7pm rolls around and I sleep..a lot. it was incredible.
8-9PM rolls around and I am at 9CM and they administer more epidural because the left side of my cervix had a lip on it and they could touch the babys head.
30 minutes later I start pushing..it wasn't bad UNTIL he started coming through the birthing canal and then going back up because of my pushing. I pushed so hard and hard..I thought I was going to piss all over my unborn child and poop all over him. My boyfriend was counting with my two nurses who were incredible to 10.
Finally, around 11 or so he was so far down the doctor came in and starting assisting and at 11:48PM I exclaimed how ugly and if it was my baby or not!
He was so quiet, and cried only a little but he was so healthy and everything was good.
I got out yesterday and I only recieved 5 stitches and did it without vacuum or forceps!