Hi everyone! The past few days have just been a whirlwind, and I haven't even had a chance to update on here...
I was really hoping to have our Baby Girl within a day or two of my EDD, and was pretty uncomfortable by Saturday morning. I started having contractions around 2pm on Saturday, but they were really irregular; 6 min to 7, then 10 and then they quit (boooo), and started up again at 2 - 3 min, but not very strong. I had pretty well given up my hope for a 2-12 birth... until my water broke around midnight. The contractions immediately started in at 3 min and were very intense. We gathered our bags and headed for the hospital. Poor DH; I was gripping his fingers so hard in the car, I'm sure he thought they would break LOL At the hospital, they immediately took me to L & D, and called my OB to confirm that I could have an epidural. At 2:20, the anethesthisiologist (sp) came in and applied the epidural. After the medicine started to kick in, the nurse checked me and I was a stretchy 4cm. I slept until about 7am, when I woke up and was numb from the abdomen down. The nurse checked me a couple more times, and around 10am, they called my OB in and said it was time to push.
Since my legs were completely numb and I couldn't move them on my own, a nurse held one leg in position and DH held the other, while my OB coached me through the contractions. After 2 hrs of pushing, Addison Grace came into the world, healthy and with a pair of VERY strong lungs! Everyone is doing great, and Addy is settling into life at home with us. The entire experience was different from what I thought it would be... it was so much better, and I got the best birthday present ever, two days early I will miss each and every one of you, and will be checking in on you to read your birth stories!View Thread
I'm sorry they didn't work, but glad you can eat! Glad they were able to perscribe you something so you don't have to live off of Sprite anymore (been there, done that, not fun!) I hope you enjoyed your pancakes View Thread
I go back on Monday afternoon, 3:40. I'm kind of hoping she comes before then, but if she doesn't, we are going to start talking induction with my OB. I've gotten a little more used to the idea, just took me a few days for it to sink in! View Thread
Thanks for the heads up! I'll start watching them a little more closely then; I just couldn't figure it out and have kind of been on edge since Wednesday! Fingers crossed, maybe something will happen tonight Will keep you posted!View Thread
Ok, this is about the weirdest thing I've come across so far. On Wednesday, I started having contractions every hour, beginning around 6am but then they stopped by 2pm. I know that they were contractions of some kind (probably BHC); starting as pain in the lower back that moved to the front of my abdomen, and they were kind of intense. So...
I haven't really had any more like the ctx I had on Wednesday, but I will occasionally reach up to rub my belly, and it is as hard as a rock! Like I'm having a contraction, but don't feel any pain. Only lasts a short while but it is all tensed up. If I feel anything, it feels more like she's just putting pressure on my cervix or rolling around. But I can't tell!!! I Googled it, and it said that some women who experience this have very fast labor, which worries me a bit.
Great BIG ((HUGS)) Mary. I'm sorry you are having to go through all of this. I can't even imagine dealing with the possibility of surgery while pg. I do, though, understand how it is when the one who is supposed to be your support person seems to be working against you (my DH has been really stressed out with work lately and has been picking fights this week, too). Try to not let Josh's attitude bring you any farther down, and he will come around once he starts feeling better. You are an amazing, strong woman, and I am sending lots of prayers your wayView Thread
Surprisingly, I've gone through a few phases of cravings. After the MS faded, I craved pizza - REAL healthy, I know! lol Then it was egg rolls, then oranges after that. I don't have craving's right now, but MUST have a glass of chocolate milk when I take my prenatal vites each night (more because the smell of the pill grosses me out!)
I did eat a lot of pickles during the holidays, but that's a family trait of mine, not a neccessarily a pregnancy thing! View Thread