She’s Here! part 1


Posted by wendy | Posted in expat life | Posted on 31-03-2015


What an eventful night we had. 

She decided to come not on schedule. Around about 12:30am Monday I bent down to pick up a glass of water and heard a pop. I was nervous because I think deep down inside I know the process was about to start.  At first I was in total denial.  I was like I just need to pee but after about 5 minutes I know she is getting ready for her grand entrance to the world! I got Peter and got my bag (good thing I have been prepping!)

On the way to the hospital, I was kind of mad at myself for bending down to pick up the glass of water. But Peter was the voice of reason. At almost 40 weeks anything can happen! At least she has the good sense to make her debute when everyone was around.

We went to the emergency as instructed many times by the ob office. The nurse got me a wheel chair and whoosh me into a room.  The room was loud. She asked me bazillion questions. I can see why the ask you to come 2 hours before scheduled time.  

As she was asking questions my contractions was about 5 min apart and getting more and more intense. The nurse (Kimber) said Dr Silverman and Dr Robertson was on their way.  I was comforted by the thought that Dr S was coming. I was worried that I would have some random doctor poking me!

Then the contraction became unbareable. I had Peter called the nurse and she rushed in with the team. She checked my cervix and said you are ok. But I know I was not ok. Next thing I know the on call dr came in and said you don’t have time for Epidural and the room won’t be ready.  Let’s try the natural birth! I was like ok let’s try. 

It gradually got worse and worse. Finally Dr S arrives and the process got started. This is the worst pain I have ever felt.  Ladies who go natural, you guys are awesome.  I keep screaming make it stop I need meds! 

The staff just keep saying you can do it. I pushed like for eternity (it was about 30min). The nurse keep saying this is the fastest labor from beginning she’s ever seen.  And  keep pushing and they can see her head. At some point the brought a mirror so I can see. Not much comfort for me.

After a while the nurse said do you want a c section and I said yes! I can’t take it anymore.  She said she just didn’t want me to regret not having vbac. I said just get her out! 

As they were wheeling me to the theater I was screaming. So much pain.  I was trying to figure out if they can’t get me epidural what am I going to do? Turned out the had something that you can use through your back that works faster. I was like I don’t care just get pain to go away! 

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