My family of 5

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Today is little E's birthday. Here's her birth story, since I never wrote one here about hers.

She was born 6 years ago today at 9:19am.

The day before I had her I went to the hospital to see about possible induction as I was 2 weeks overdue. The doctor wanted me to have an u/s done (biophysical profile) to see about well-being of the baby. I was told then that she was roughly about 6lbs. Yah, right. Anyway, up to the antenatal assessment I went after the u/s. The Dr. checked my cervix and had said that if I were having a contraction as he was checking me he would have broke my water since the "membranes were bulging". Had i known I would have said I was~! LOL. Anyway, that he thought I'd return later that night, but he couldn't induce me until Friday morning, since there was already one lady being induced the next day, and they didn't want to overcrowd things so I was the only one booked for Friday. I was so upset, I was so huge, tired and just wanted this baby out!

Home I went, and started having contractions about an hr after I got home. They were irregular, here and there, but about 4pm they started to get regular, so we timed them. About 7pm they were about 6min apart so I decided to go in to get checked. I was 3cm so the nurse there said they would admit me, that was good enough for me! I was happy at least I knew I would be leaving next time with my baby. So I was put in a room and hubby stayed with me. I had a shot for pain around 9pm but that made me sick, so I just kind of layed there and breathed through the contractions. They slowed down to about 10 min apart for the whole night, I wasn't dilating at all but my cervix was definately thinning. This was a smaller hospital so there were no such things as epidurals here, so I asked my Dr. if I could be transferred to the other site since I was there for over 12 hrs and wanted some relief. He broke my water and said I could go. This was about 6am that he did this. The other hospital knew I was coming by ambulance and they got me in my room around 6:30am. The contractions started to pick up at this time about 4min apart. I begged for my epidural, they had told me that they called the anesthetist and he'd come asap. Well at 7:55am he finally came, said that no one had called him. I was pissed but what could I do, I'm just the patient. When he was doing the epidural he was going over all possible scenarios to tell him if I felt something, like "if at any moment you can't feel your feet tell me" He said a few more things and I was like just do it, get it over before the next contraction. I just wanted the pain to go away. Finally after about 15 min the pain was gone. I had no feeling at all, it worked beautifully! I had the catheter put in and I layed on my side and went to sleep. This was all about 8:15am.

At about 9am I was ready to roll on my other side since I love to lay on my right side, so hubby was in the chair sound asleep next to me so I asked the nurse to help me roll over cause I was really numb, I felt reallllly heavy. LOL. Anyway, over I rolled, she said, let me look down there to see what's going on just to have a check, much to her surprise was little E's head halfway out! The panic for her set in, my Dr wasn't there, he was on his way from the other hospital which is about a 20min drive. So she paged him but got no response, no OB's were close by so the page overhead was made for 'any Dr. with obstetrical priveleges" to come to L&D now! One Dr. that was just ready to do assist with an operation (in her sterile gown and whatnot) came in, just in time to catch the baby!

She was perfect, she had a dark complection with dark brown hair, quite a surprise since my last 2 were bald and very fair. She weighed in at 8lbs 4oz and 21 1/2". Quite a shock since the u/s the day before said she'd be maybe 6lbs.

Happy birthday my little girl!


At 12:35 PM , Anonymous Emily said...

Ohh, sweet story. Not too scary. Usually the birth stories freak me out! How you keep track of who's story is who's....I have no idea. But happy b-day to your little girl!

At 1:36 PM , Blogger Shannon said...

well I am glad someone caught her lol... Happy birthday E!

At 4:47 PM , Blogger Merr said...

Happy Birthday E!!

At 10:07 PM , Blogger Liz said...

seriously? with our next baby, I'd really like to wake up from a nap to find out that the baby's head was half out!
happy birthday baby e!

At 11:31 PM , Blogger Erin said...

Wow what a story!! Happy birthday E!!

At 2:53 AM , Blogger my4kids said...

Happy Birthday Little E!

At 7:33 PM , Blogger Tonya said...

Happy Birthday E :)

At 11:11 PM , Blogger Jessica said...

Happy birthday! Thanks for sharing, I love birth stories!!!


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