Two years ago today I woke up at 3:30 took a shower and headed to the hospital. We walked through the back entrance, walked up to the desk and the nurses asked if they could help us. I said "Yes, we are here to have a baby!" I was 41 weeks pregnant, 3 cm dilated and 80% effaced! I was ready to meet my baby!
They induced me that morning. I was hooked up to some medicine to kick start my contractions. I remember laying in the bed thinking if this starts my contractions then when do I get my epidural?! So, I asked, "When do I get my epidural?" Within an hour I had my epidural and never felt a single contraction. I progressed a cm an hour, my water broke on it's own within 2-3 hours. It sounded like a water balloon busted. Jonathan said," what was that?" I told him I thought I peed my pants and thank goodness Laura was there she told me that she thought my water broke. She is such a smarty pants, she was right!
I hit 8 cm and quit progressing. The nurses checked me time after time and still no progression. Lucy's heart rate at one point went from 145 to 25. She was in distress they put me on oxygen and turned me to the side. Her heart rate went back up and I started complaining about a lot of pressure in my pelvis. The nurses called the doctor and he checked me and said, "Mary, This isn't going to work. (Me: It has to! I can't be pregnant any longer) Her head is too big and your pelvis is too small. It's just not going to work." I was devastated but too tired to argue. They prepped me for my c-section.
I won't go into much detail but I will tell you that it wasn't pleasant. I feel like I felt everything. I felt when they made their incision- I asked the anesthesiologist if they were drawing on me and he replied, "Did you feel that?" I felt a lot of tugging and pulling. Jonathan came in after they had started I remember looking at him and thinking who is this man rubbing my arm and then realized it was him. I remember looking around the room and feeling cold and looking over at Jonathan and you would have thought he was watching the Discovery Channel the way he was looking over the curtain. I told him to "Quit looking at my insides." (There are some things a husband should never see) Twenty minutes later, Lucy Abigail Bost made her debut and I have never been more proud or excited to meet anyone in my life!
Lucy Abigail Bost
July 23, 2008
7 lbs 14 oz
20 1/4 inches.
Thanks for listening to my birth story. I had never posted it and wanted it for my record.