His Birth Story
At 39 weeks and one day, I had a check up with my Dr. who performed a membrane sweep. I was told if it worked we should be having our little guy within 24-48 hours. That afternoon, the family and I went for a walk around the neighborhood to try and help things along. My dad had made his way up that night because he just took a job in PA only three hours away. He started on Wednesday and wanted to come up a couples days early in case baby boy decided to make his appearance. When he got in town, we all met up with him at his hotel to go swimming. The one thing I had wanted to do all of my pregnancy.
We got home and in bed about 10:30-11. Not much later, at exactly midnight, I woke up to what I assumed was my water breaking. I told my husband I wasn't sure because it wasn't that much. Didn't even get on the bed. I got up to use the bathroom and afterwards I was still leaking. Having my sister here, I asked her about what it was like for her. Of course, for her it was much different. So I decided to hop in the shower just in case and had my husband pack the rest of our things into the hospital bag. (So glad we had made a check list beforehand). While in the shower, I started having small contractions and decided it was worth going in to get checked.
We picked up my step mom, from her hotel, on the way to the hospital. We got checked into a room about 1:30 a.m. They hooked me up to the monitor to time my contractions and checked to see if my water had broke. My contractions were 3-5 minutes apart, I was dilated to about four and a half to five centimeters and my water had ruptured. Since my water didn't fully break, it continued to leak for hours. I was admitted and would be checked again around 6 a.m. My contractions got closer, running about 2-3 minutes apart.
They checked in every so often while we tried to get some sleep. At six, my contractions had slowed down to five minutes apart and I hadn't dilated any further. At this point they wanted to start me on Pitocin. I was still laboring without any pain meds at this point but with them starting me on Pitocin I asked for an epidural. I know Pitocin makes contractions closer together and stronger and I was barely handling the pain at that point. My nurse told me I was next in line and that I had asked at a good time because there was now three people asking to get one.
Afterwards I was told I did in fact have two cervix and that I had a septum in my vagina. That was the pop I had felt before he was born. He had to break through that which ended up bruising his head a little. All in all, he is a happy and healthy seven pound nine ounce baby! He measured at 20 1/2 inches long.