Olivia Brinley Dawn born March 11 at 6:44 pm. 9 lbs 5 1/4 oz. 20" long and 14 days overdue....
I went to L&D on Wednesday March 10 to be induced at 0730. I got cervidil placed and the wait began... I started to have contractions around noon and they continued to get stronger until 2 pm when they came to a sudden halt. I was checked at the time and had softened, effaced 50% and was 1 cm. At 6pm the contractions began again. Unfortunately the cervadil had to be removed at 0730 because it can only stay in for 12 hours The contractions stopped by 9pm.
I was told they would use a second dose of cervadil in the morning. I stayed the night in the hossy for observation. At 4am I got up to pee and when I crawled back into bed - my water broke!! I couldn't believe how much water there was! I call my husband back to the hospital at 5:30am because contractions were getting strong and I had tons of show... thinking things were getting serious! Again, however, the contractions slowed and finally came to a complete stop by 10 am.
At this point I hadn't slept the night before the induction because I was too nervous, hadn't slept much during the night and had definitely been awake since 4am. I was getting discouraged The Dr. told me I could either wait to see if labour would begin again or I could get a pitocin drip. I chose the drip and off to a delivery room I went.
I had the epidural in place and the pitocin started at 1:30 pm. By 3:30 I was uncomfortable and they started the epidural medicine. I was 5 cm when the epidural was started. The remainder of my labour was blissful. I laughed & joked with the RN and the Dr. even through the pushing stage! After 3 contractions of pushing; at 6:44 pm I delivered Olivia Brinley Dawn into this world. She is 9 lbs 5 oz and 20" long.
The pitocin continued to run for about 1/2 hr after her birth because I have a history of hemorrhaging. I have a 2nd degree tear and required some stiching. We were discharged from the hospital and home 14 hours after her delivery. She has a great latch and breastfeeding is going smoothly so far. I can't get over how much she looks like my first daughter!
My two children are SOOOOOOO happy and excited it makes everyone feel happy just listening to them talk about their new little sister! We love her to pieces already. Might even have to try for one more...
Thank you for listening to me wine & complain for the last 10 months... I appreciate everyone's advice & support. Maybe we'll see each other on the newborn boards! Good luck to all you ladies and labor vibes to those who need!View Thread
You have to have an opening in your cervix large enough to fit the Dr.'s finger! The Dr. pokes through the cervix and detaches the bag of waters from the inside of the cervix (without breaking the amniotic sac). This causes some bleeding which irritates the cervix and often stimulates labor... HTHView Thread
Congratulations on the birth of Lila! What a fast labor!! You'll have to camp outside the L&D if you get preggo again I had a similar birth story with #2. I wanted an epi but my l&d was only 2 hours and it was all over before they even called the anesthesiologist! Good luck with breastfeeding, it can be tricky but well worth it View Thread
OMG! I am happy for you but OMG! for me. I was due Feb 25 and am now 2 weeks overdue and you weren't due till almost a full month after me and you're gettting your baby??! Wow it seems so impossible! LOL Good luck tonight, hope all goes smooth as can be Can't wait to read your story!View Thread
Pineapple - doesn't work even when you eat the whole thing. Pressure points - no such luck. Sex - many positions with variation in "vigor" produces nothing. Nipple stimulation - waste of time... Spicy food - causes heartburn only! Red Raspberry Leaf Tea - Drinking 1 pot every day for weeks...why?? Walking - Sore back but that's the highlight of it. Exercise Ball - fun like a trampoline used to be but does nothing else. Stripping membranes - painful with cramping but no labor. Talking to baby = talking to wall.
My "to do" list for this week: Evening Primrose Oil Induction on Wednesday
I haven't heard of that type of pain so I am wondering if you should just go ahead and call.... Do you have any discharge? Can you feel the baby pushing on that side (maybe hitting a nerve?) Are you constipated? -sometimes bowel spasms can be one sided and very painful... Any other symptoms like nausea or fever? So hard to know what's serious on the internet; I'd call and see what they recommend you do - always better safe than sorry. BTW when are you due?View Thread
Congratulations on your little Noah It always amazes me when the Dr. thinks they know more about our bodies than we do!! I'm glad things worked out so nicely for you and you didn't need the induction! Enjoy your son. Take care and maybe I'll see you on the newborn boards one day!
OMG MIchele!! I'm SOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy for you! What a positive experience I know how hard you've had to advocate for this birth experience and I'm just so happy for you that it worked out!! Congratulations on the new addition to you family! BTW I LOVE the name you chose!View Thread