Monday I had an appt and went to work. Shortly after I got there, I started having contractions. I assumed it was from the appointment (since I had a false alarm on Thursday!) so I just watched to see how close they got for a while. They were 10-13 mins apart most of the day. By 7:30 they were about 8-10 so I left work 1/2 hr early. We got things together at home and by 11 I called the Dr. Contractions were 6-8 mins apart so she told me to head in to the hospital. We got there at mid night and I was the same as I was at the appt- 3.5 dilated and 75% effaced. They told us to walk for an hour. We did and the contractions were 4 mins apart at that point. I was still the same. They decided to admit me and let me keep walking. I was so tired and so was DH lol. Around 4 am they broke my water and omg did it get intense. DH was more amazing than I could have imagined - talking me through every contraction and telling me how proud he was of me. He knew I didn't want any meds and helped get me through. We had great nurses- all very supportive. By 10 am I was feeling like I had to push but I was only 8cm. Worst pain ever having to try and not push! By 10:35 the Dr came back in and said I could push now. I started pushing
around 10:40- and he was born at 10:59am. I had a minor episiotomy- like 3 stitches. He was 8lb 1oz 20 inches long. Overall, a great experience!! I was so happy to go natural again.
Since being home, I have had a bad case of baby blues..as soon as nighttime comes I am crying/worrying. DH has been amazing as well as my mom. I went to Dr cause I was
short of breath and still pretty weak. She thoroughly checked me and said she believes it's anxiety..i agree to some extent. I am still pretty weak and I think it's that and sore muscles making me feel that way. My3sons' story had me panicking as well so I'm glad I got checked.
I'm looking forward to getting a routine down and feeling myself again. We couldn't be more in love with our little man. Dd is having a rough time not being center of attention but we are doing our best to make her feel special!!