Sunday, November 1, 2009

The long story.

Abigail..(haven't decided on a middle name..) Opie. 9lbs 5 oz.




Well I don't really feel like typing out the entire story right now so we'll see where this goes. Friday night I was having pretty bad contractions. I thought for sure I was in labor. I tried to wait as long as possible to wake up Aaron. Woke him at 5am, and the contractions started to ease up. In fact by 1:00 I'd say they were entirely gone. They were kind of intermitten throughout the day. After trick-or-treating and other halloween festivities I was having contractions again. They felt the same as the ones that morning so I was sure they'd stop. I took a tylenol and tried to sleep. I wasn't going to time the contractions because really I was sure it was going to stop again. But then they were getting pretty uncomfortable... I really didn't think it was real labor, but thought if we went to the hospital at least I could get an epidural and sleep until "active labor" kicked in. But then I realized the contractions were 1-2 minutes apart. We got to the hospital and I was feeling an urge to push. My water broke just outside the door of the hospital. Of course in admitting they wanted me to do all this paperwork and whatnot, and I was trying not to freak out on the poor lady. When the nurse was finally able to check me the baby was crowning and they rushed me into delivery room. The doctor was barely able to make it in time. From the moment I got there I was asking for my epidural. I had no desire for a natural childbirth whatsoever. In fact in the car I told Aaron, they say to think about your baby and stuff to get through the contractions, but all I could think about was getting an epidural! I was so scared of pushing her out. When the dr got there and I could push, I didn't want to, I was so afraid. But they said just do one little push and if I can't do it they'll get me something. Well one push and she was out. I didn't believe it. I was saying I couldn't do it again, and everyone was like, "You did it. She's out!" CRAZY. For the next few hours all I could say was that I couldn't believe I had a baby like that.. I couldn't believe I was in labor all that time at home. I couldn't believe I actually pushed her out in one push. It's all still surreal.


She's been great so far. Eats well. Sleeps well. Poops lots. The only horrible thing is that Olivia is not allowed to visit in the hospital. I was not mentally prepared for this seperation at all. We had no idea siblings weren't allowed. My dad brought her, and I was so excited for her to meet her sister... and cried my eyes out when they told me she couldn't come in. And I have to stay in the hospital for 48 hours because I was group B+. Blah. I miss this face. (By the way this is what she does now when she's in trouble. She thinks no one can see her.)

8 comments:

  1. Props to you for doing it natural! Wow. That is some birth story for sure! I had the same experience of laboring a lot at home this time but thankfully had the epidural. Luckily I knew Ellie couldn't come to the hospital but it was still really hard for me! I'm glad you have family to take care of Olivia while you are in the hospital. Hope the recovery goes well!

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  2. Wow what a story! You're amazing that you were able to labor that long at home without realizing how much you had progressed and your baby was out in a push. By the way isn't it so stupid how much flippin paper work they want you to feel out. It's like duh I'm in labor lady. She's darling and I love her name:). She was a big healthy baby. I am so sad about the rule where siblings aren't allowed in. Good luck and thanks for sharing your story. Happy she's here.

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  3. Oh my gosh, Lauren! I am sort of freaking out a little bit, that is utterly INSANE. Seriously! Weren't we talking the other night and that was sort of how you hoped it would happen? Wow, Congrats my dear! She is beautiful and you look radiant.

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  4. Dude, I will be so happy if my second child comes that fast!! You done GOOD, girl! Congratulations!! I'm so happy to see you both doing well!

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  5. I am so excited that I was right! I had a feeling about it! Congrats! I love the name Abigail!

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  6. Yeah, she came! So I couldn't quite tell from your time line, but was she born on Halloween or early on Nov 1st? Either way, she's here- I am so excited you made it and everyone is healthy. Congrats!!!

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  7. Congrats! I'm so happy! I can't wait to hear the Olivia and Abigail stories!

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