April 26, 2008
6:00AM – I was pretty sure I had peed the bed. Upon waking up the rest of the way and feeling intense tightening in my gut, I realized my water broke and I was in labor! I was 2 weeks late and had scheduled a c-section for 4 days later, so I was ready!
The contractions came pretty immediately after my water broke and they were every 3-4 minutes. I wanted to wait as long as possible to go to the hospital, so my mom, sis, hubs and I went for a walk. We walked about 2 miles, stopping every so often for the stronger contractions. We came home. We ate lunch. I took a shower and put my face on. At one point I looked at my Mom and said,
This is freakin sweet!
I was so excited for the labor. I’m a certified labor assistant and nurse and I knew exactly what I wanted. I wanted to go all natural. Labor at home for a while. Jam to the songs on my iPod. Wear my little black dress.
5:00 PM – Contractions were about every 2 minutes. I felt like I was making huge progress. I felt empowered. I am woman hear me roar. I breathed through each contraction, and smiled after, knowing each one was bringing me closer to my baby.
7:00 PM – Contractions were getting pretty intense. When I started feeling lots of pressure, I got scared that we waited to long, and to the hospital we went.
Getting picture ready
When we got there, they checked me. I was so ready to hear “you’re ready to push”, cause I sure felt ready. The sweet nurse looked up at me and said well, you’re about 1 cm.
1 FREAKIN CM.
1 FREAKIN CM.
I was in complete shock. What in the world had my body been doing for the past 14 hours?
The nurse told me, “just try and sleep, this is going to take awhile”. Really?
Thanks Nurse Obvious.
And how am I supposed to sleep with these massive interruptions called contractions?!
I showered. (Then put my face back on and straightened my hair.) I tried to sleep, with no luck. I walked. I had contractions every 2 minutes.
12:00 AM Checked again.
Cooper wasn’t born on April, 26. Stay tuned.