Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,

Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Birth story

This is a condensed version. I will spare you some details.
Monday when I went to the midwife I was dilated almost 3 cm. and having contractions. She said I was in early labor and since we have so far to drive to the hospital she was debating what to do. She decided to let me go home and IF i was still pregnant to come in Wendsday. Well when I got home I was having some good labor pains. They ended up being like 2 to 5 minutes apart but were not too bad and were not too long so I decided to pack the kids , which would take a while and take them to my parents house. I knew I was in labor but probably had time. Anyway, so we dropped them off and headed to the hospital. got there and I was having regular contractions about 2 minutes apart and was almost 4 cm's. So my midwife decided she wanted me to walk for a hour. Ugh so I did. Came back and I was between 4 and 5 cm. She was debating on what to do again. Since we live so far she said there was no way I was going home. So about midnight she broke my water. Thought that would really get it going. Well after she broke my water my contractions got hard , I took some pain iv med and tried to rest a bit. I was dilated like 5-6 cm . And then I pretty much stopped. I stalled out!!!!!!!! Sooooo.. from then on it is all a blur. A huge blur. Then ended up starting pitocin and then after awhile found the problem, it was the way he was turned. I had already walked hours and hours on end. I was sooooooooooooo exhausted. I had to stand up and dance around, get on the ball,etc... to get him to move the right way. Finally when he did, it didn;t take long. And with 3 pushes he was out. It was my roughest labor. And on top of it all these midwives do not believe in giving iv pain meds anytime near when they think you will deliver in the next 2 hours. So when I had him at 5:40 the last time I had had pain meds was at 1:30 dh said, Then after all of that my midwife realized some of my placenta was still in me!!! She told me my options . They gave me some sort of pain meds and went in after it. The meds were not working yet and it was just as horrid as the labor!!!!! SO then the meds finally started working and I could not keep my eyes open to even hold the baby. I was so mad. SO this is my birth story of Issac, i skipped alot cause I will bear you the details. It was so horrid of a labor that we did not call the kids to come till after he was born. The plan was for some of them to be in the room again but we decidedto just wait which turned out to be the better decision. And even though it was so terrible I knew God would get me through . I prayed alot!!!!! And in the end all the pain was totally worth it. Thanks for all your thoughts/


musicmommy3 said...

I'm sorry that you had a rough delivery but I'm EXCITED that you have a new precious one!! Enjoy him.

Tiffany said...

Thanks so much, it is all worth it in the end! :)

Catrina said...

I just got caught up on blogs, sorry I missed the birth announcement. Glad you are doing well.

Tiffany said...

Thanks Catrina! :)