The birth story of Samara Rose
10:30pm I started having contractions about 5 minutes apart
3:00am Couldn't tak or walk so I woke up Mike
4:30am His parents got to the house to stay with the girls
5:00am Got admitted at 5cm 75% effaced with a bulging bag of water
6:30am After going through pure hell (being bent over like a
taco with the nurse pushing down my
head and neck for 40 minutes!!!), I finally got my epidural in.
7:30am Contractions dwindled to nothing...I guess cause
of the epidural. They wouldn't break
my water because they were worried about cord prolapse. So they gave me pitocin to
try to get Samara to engage.
9:00am My doctor finally came in to check me. She broke my water. I was at 6cm.
9:15am My nurse came in to check on me. She said to tell her if I felt pressure.
9:45am I was screaming and holding on to the
bedrail for dear life. She checked me and I was at 10cm.
Everyone started prepping the room and paged the dr.
9:50am I was hysterical. I "needed" to push
and they wouldn't let me. They kept telling me if I did,
I would rip. They said she was stretching it out so I wouldn't have to have an episiotomy. Like I
couldn't figure out we were just waiting on the dr to come back.
10 ish The dr finally came in. I
had pretty much lost all control. I was ready to kill anyone and
Especially the next person that told me to "pant" or "blow a feather away".
10:11am After one good push, she was out! Her cord
was wrapped around her neck twice and around her body too.
She was a healthy 7 pounds 2 oz and 19 1/2 inches long. Thank goodness she was 12 days early!