Sunday, October 27, 2013
hahaha As my contractions got stronger I walked around the halls, sat on the birth ball, and continued breathing through the pain. At around 11:00 my Dad and sister Natalie arrived. My sister Nat is also expecting her first baby in November, and I wanted her to be in the room with me when I delivered Charlie so she could see what it was like first hand to prepare her a little more. At about Noon Dr. Chasan came in to check me and break my water, my labor and delivery nurses kept checking me to see how dilate I was getting. I had been at a THREE the whole day!!! Even though the nurses were turning up the pitocin levels through out the day about every 30 minutes or so. Once my water broke however, the contractions got real!! They were stronger and harder than anything I remembered from Hudson's birth. After trying to deal with them on my own and be tough by just walking the halls for another 20 minutes, I told my nurses I was ready for the epidural. Of course the anesthesiologist was with another patient and I instantly wished I had requested the epidural right before I had my water broken! My Dad and Natalie decided to go get some lunch while I was waiting for the epidural since it was getting pretty intense. There was no screaming or crying, just deep breathing and clenching the bed!