If you missed part 1, go here.
April 27, 2008
Contractions continued every 2-3 minutes all night long. They weren’t little ones, either. They were going all the way up on that little chart. I just knew stuff was happening. We were getting closer. I squatted with every contraction for about 4 hours straight while listening to Lil Wayne. The hubs and I walked the halls for hours. I showered again. (And put my face back on for the 3rd time)
2:00 PM – When the nurse referred to my cervix as Fort Knox, I knew I would cringe at the results.
I gave in and let them give me pitocin. But no pain meds. No freakin way. I was holding my ground. Wearing my little black dress.
Contractions were kicked up a notch with that stuff. Every 1-1 1/2 minutes will make a girl crazy, ya know? But I held on. For 6 more hours. Walking. Showering. Dancing like I knew how.
7:00 PM – I was
I was so excited. I knew I was still so far away, but this was the most I had progressed at all! The pain was getting miserable though. The hubs got sick from seeing me hurt and slept for a little while in the car. Men. Such suckers.
8:00 PM I wanted to push. I felt so ready for the counting, face turn purple, he-he-hooooooo breathing. But when the nurse checked, she gave me awful news.
Hello, body! Wrong direction!
Apparently my baby’s massive head was wanting to get out, but couldn’t. They gave me some medicine to relax me, thinking that would help things. It didn’t. It made me cry. Then made me loopy. Then made me say some weird things. Then made Coops heart rate slow.
9:30 PM My doctor was on vacation in Napa and had just arrived at the hospital. He told me I could keep trying, or I could have a c-section. After 39 hours of trying, I knew I had given it my all, and gave up my little black dress for a hospital gown. Oh, the relief when I felt the bottom half of my body go completely numb. Ahhhh.
I did grill my Doctor about being drunk on the way in. He was in Napa, ya know. Then I asked for a nip and tuck while he was in there, and he said no. Jerk.
10:26 PM Cooper William was born.
9lb 2oz, 21 inches.
The Doctor lifted him up to show me and he peed right over the curtain and on my face. Such a sweetheart.
Even though the labor and delivery didn’t go anything like I had planned, (I was wearing that AWFUL gown!) my little man came into the world healthy and safe. And I’ve been in love since that very moment.
Happy 2nd Birthday to the sweetest little man ever.
Mommy loves you, Cooper!
You rock, Mama!! I love that you were chillin' to Lil' Wayne … so my kinda girl!! LOL!
Very cute story! Well, cute way of writing it, I mean! 🙂 The peeing part is the best!
BEAUTIFUL story honey. I love those last few picks of baby Cooper (and you and your hubby 🙂 And um…no one should look THAT good after 39 hours of labor and a c-section. Just sayin 🙂 Happy Birthday to your big boy!!! He is such a cutie! I think we need to get him and Addie together 🙂
Rachel McPhillips says
Him peeing on you in priceless- it's like he was marking his territory on you!! Happy 2nd Birthday, C-man!!
I was just like you though I didn't labor as long as you but Landon wanted to come out but my body was not progressing. So I had to have a c-section too. I love the pictures so cute.
Happy Bday Cooper!!
Happy Birthday to him!You looked wonderful, even if you were in a hospital gown and just got peed on 🙂
I have chills…love your story and gosh you are a beautiful family!
Adorably Distracted... says
awww this is so sweet! you and your family are gorgeous!
um.no woman should be permitted to look that insanely gorgeous right after giving birth!!! it gives those of us who looked like death run over twice a bad complex!! seriously though lady you rocked that hospital gown and labor!! you definitely gave it your all and deserved a little relief!!! happy birthday to your handsome little man!!!
Happy birthday to sweet Cooper! And how in the WORLD did you look like that right after you gave birth?? I need to take notes from you when it's my turn! What gorgeous pictures you have to remember such an incredible day.
Happy Birthday Cooper! What a wonderful story!
Happy Birthday Cooper! OMG…I seriously cannot believe he peed over the curtain and on to you. Too hilarious.
Mrs. Bear says
I just found your blog and I think I love you. HOW GORGEOUS you look right after giving birth. I shall only strive to look that good…
Also you are hilarious and your little man is adorable! Happy birthday Cooper!
Stephanie Hartman says
Awwwww I LOVE LOVE LOVE it…. He's so PRECIOUS!!!
You are seriously amazing, Molly! 39 hours! Incredible. I love to think that I will be be able to do it without pain meds, but we will see. Happy Birthday to Cooper!!
Fashion Meets Food says
Awwww absolutely love this post! He is so precious!
hahaha…nip & tuck…love it. you still look awesome in that gown though.
Happy Birthday Cooper!
The Quick's says
i think i have said this before but how the heck did you look so good after all that! wow! And the peeing is too funny…such a boy thing! Happy Birthday to Cooper!
Jamie Pickle says
You went through all that and he peed on you?!?! Too funny. Thanks for sharing your story, now I don't know if I will ever want to have kids…j/k 🙂 Happy Birthday to your little man.
Man, you're a trooper! Great birth story 🙂
Wow, what a story! Dang Molly, you are a trooper! I just love the fact that you were going to give birth in a little black dress. That is amazing. Happy Birthday Cooper! He is such a handsome boy and I know you're so proud to be his Mommy! 🙂
Today is my brother's bday too. What a great day! And personally, I think the c-section was faster to recover from then the tear I got delivering my first the natural way.
Great story, sorry it didn't go as planned. (hopefully it will next time) Chase was a c-section too and the girls were VBAC.
Great pictures, you look great!
That is hysterical that he peed over the curtain. When my nephew was born, my bro in law was changing him and he peed in his own face and it pooled up in his eye indention. It was hilarious.
Miss M says
I LOVE when they come out and they look "done". He was SO adorable! I have been peed on in the face too, and it was not cool! What a good little guy! I am equally in love with my little guy 🙂
Christa Terry says
Would that I had looked that good right after birth! I'd burst a blood vessel…coughing…in Madrid…the week before. Like it wasn't even from pushing. No makeup. Hair a ratty mess. Next baby, I'm bringing a little kit with me and fixing myself up while I expel the placenta!
Muthering Heights says
Happy birthday to him…and WOW, he was a HUGE baby!!
Ahhh, Happy Birthday to your cute little guy! The time goes by so fast. I read your comment and thought that it was his birthday today. I hope you win the birthday board. It would be perfect timing!
You look seriously gorgeous & Cooper is adorable.
Oh my goodness – I am amazed you made it as long as you did. What a wonderful story. Happy birthday Cooper!
Omigod you are one tough girly! I'm sure I would have been screaming for an epidural halfway into that!!! 🙂
Yay!! Your family pics at the end are soooo cute! And what a cute newborn!!!
I loved reading your birth story…you poor thing. You hung in there for a long time!!…too bad Coop had other plans 🙂 The pics are TOOO cute!!
Lexie Loo & Dylan Too says
I had a long labor and was about ready to give in to a C-section,too. Not fun! Cooper was a big boy. My daughter was 9 lbs, 1 oz and 21 inches. I grow them big! 😉 Loved the family pictures! You looked beautiful for just giving birth!
I didn't think it could get any better until you said you had contractions to Lil Wayne.
Woah?! Seriously…he PEED over the curtain? LMBO!! Good aim Cooper!
I tried with EVERYTHING in me to have a natural birth after 2 csections, despite my doctors fighting me every step of the way. 26 hours later, stuck at 7.5 cm for HOURS upon HOURS, I finally gave in to my third, and FINAL, Cesarean. Glad I did- little dude(who was ALSO 9.2)had the cord wrapped around his neck and if we would have continued, he could have died. So grateful I had the experience of laboring though….
Your little guy is a clone of his daddy…you can REALLY see it in this last picture of the three of you! Beautiful labor story…BEAUTIFUL family!!
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