Friday, July 23, 2010
The Nugget is here!
Sunday night (7/18/10) I woke up to some mild contractions. They were about 10 mins apart but they stopped after about an hour... So I thought Monday would be the day that real labor started so I called off work.
I devoted the day to taking short walks and finishing everything around the house. I had a dinner with a friend from out of town that night and my mom went with me and i used an iphone app to time the mild contractions I was still having. At this point they were pretty painless but 6 mins apart. Suddenly in the middle of dinner they stopped . I only had a few more before 9 and I gave up and went to bed at 9:45pm.
At 10:51 exactly I woke up to my first true contraction. I started to time them. 5 mins apart and too painful to speak through! After an hour we went to L&D. I got there around 12:30am and after being checked I was 5cm!! We were really doing this! My mom and I called my Dad, sister and my MIL.
I labored naturally using the Bradley method. Things were going really well too. It was painful of course and I did have cranky moment but for the most part it was a very calm environment. That is until my check around 4am...
The nurse all of a sudden gets a weird look on her face and announces that I am 6cm but she thinks she just felt "female parts". Bring in the resident who then does her own internal (she was not gentle) and says she thinks LO may just be face up (great!). Now comes the u/s and what do you know... Her head is up by my ribs! How did my doc miss this? Or did she flipped within a 3 day period? Oh well it's C-section time!
Within 45mins I was prepped and on the table ready for surgery with my mom by my side. It went super smoothly! The team working on me were all great and my mom got a lot of good pics of the procedure too. Nugget was born at 5:03am, weighed 7lbs 3ozs and was 20.5in long.
I am so glad to have my baby in my arms, happy and healthy and so beautiful :)