I been thinking a lot about how badly I want to experience your typical labor. With Zakyrah I was induced 8 days prior to my due date because my OBGYN insisted that I was going to have a big baby and that we was trying to spare me the pain .YEAH RIGHT!
So me being me I trusted the docs judgment I mean he is a Doctor and does deliver babies each and every day.
November 12th was the date he had chosen to induce me. I found out on the 10th therefore I sort of went into panic mood seeing that I had just had my baby shower on November 7th and had yet to go through all the gifts and sort out the keepers from the things that needed to be returned. Luckily my party planning guru of an Aunt had made a list of what I had received at the baby shower which I thoughtlessly had tucked away in my purse after the shower. So I rushed to the local wal-mart and grabbed anything that I didn’t receive and would for sure need for her arrival. I was already in sort of a tizzy because Alex had been super procrastinating about putting up the crib and dresser for her. But I did my best to not stress and just to gather anything I would need. After wal-mart I headed to IKea I needed a dim lamp for the babies area bright lighting is a no no which my mother could not stress enough plus I knew they had something that was very inexpensive and that I could easily personalize. After gathering all that I needed I headed home and went on a “nesting” frenzy. That evening Alex finally put up her furniture so the following day I was able to organize throughly and get things just the way I wanted.
When the 12th came I had so many mixed emotions especially about my birthing plan. Induction was no where near apart of that and I was so worried that because of it my birthing plan would be sabotaged. Alex worked that morning but got off early because we were to arrive at the hospital at 6pm and the doc instructed me to eat a good hearty meal before going into the Hospital. Of all places I choose Panera Bread giving that I could have chosen anything and Alex would have agreed. I showered and shaved every inch of my body ( I had a terrible fear of being the ugly hairy beast in the delivery room), packed my bag and checked it twice, and patiently waited for Alex to get home. Once he arrived we left straight away. We ate dinner and went to the hospital.
Once checked in they ran vitals and everything and then set up my IV of fluids and pitocin and told me to get some rest, that by tomorrow I would have a baby.
Tomorrow came and went with only some pretty mild contractions and then that night they allowed me to walk and shower and eat a small dinner. The next day contractions were no joke but no dilation was happening. I was in sooooo much pain by this point but I was not giving in to having a epidural although they offered it to me like every hour on the hour. Finally that night I gave in to the epidural. I cried so hard as the anesthesiologist, I was so set on having a Natural Drug free birth. My mom had done it with 4 of her 5 children and I knew if she could do it I could too but I was in so much pain for so long that I couldn’t take it. Finally after the epidural I think that really gave me the push I deserved. 4 hours later I had dilated all the way to 9 and was soon to be pushing out this baby. I was so happy because the doctor had told me earlier that if I didn’t have her that night that he was going to order a C-SECTION. Yikes.
She finally had come at 12:42a on November 15th and to the docs surprise she was only 7lbs3oz aka not big at all.
This time around I really want to do it the old fashioned way. NATURAL. I just hope I can do it. I gonna beg the doctor to let me go in labor on my own.
Pray for me cuz I sure am.
NATURAL BIRTH , NATURAL BIRTH, NATURAL BIRTH !
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