Yup..he arrived 3 weeks early...little stinker!
Sorry for the delay in posting....Many of you saw my facebook updates....but I was unable to access iVillage until just now when we arrived home.
On Thursday....at my OB appt..they were concerned about my swelling....measuring small and loss of 8lbs. So..they did a growth scan...and he was head down....maesuring an estimated 5lbs 3 oz. They did an NST and scheduled another NST for Monday... (tommorrow) and sent me home. Funny thing is....I had VERY FEW contractions on thursday and had all but surrendered that Labor was not in my imminent future. The rest of the day was uneventful.....
UNTIL..... I was walking through the kitchen at 10:30pm...... and Peed myself. Except.....every step I took....more fluid was dumping on the floor. LOL. I called to the basement to my hubby and said...Pretty sure we either need to call a plumber....or the hospital....... He, of course..Panicked. And I laughed at him.
Called the OB..and due to my history of QUICK labors....he said to head on in. I was NOT having a single contraction mind you...so I took a warm bath...shaved every INCH of my body..... got dressed and waited for my sister to get here to be with our 2 year old.
We arrived at the hospital at 12:30am. I was STILL dilated just about 3.5cm..but CX were 2 minutes apart. OB was NOT at the hospital yet..and said to the nurse...call me when she gets to 4.5cm...and we will get her epidural in. Well....suddenly his HR dropped OFF the monitor during a CX...they flipped me 4 times during the WORST CX ever. They called the OB and told him to HURRY in because Jack was having serious Decels. Some other random OB ran into the room...and put in an internal monitor on his head. That was pleasant....NOT. The contractions were 10 times worse than every with DD. The nurse stepped out to get the tray for epidural....and just then..I screamed at my hubby that I was pretty sure his head was coming out and I screamed I needed to push. He ran to get help.....and a random nurse walking by ran into the room to check me.
I went from 4cm to 10 in less than 15 minutes. Three nurses ran in..broke donw the table and called for help. ANOTHER random OB rushed in and gowned up and I was pushing. Just then..MY Ob walked in...and was like...WHAT THE HELL...you weren't kidding about QUICK labors. I BEGGED for SOMETHING....but it was too late!
I pushed for 10 minutes and out he came....SCREAMING. And as payback for a NATURAL birth..and OT getting my epidural..I made sure BOTH nurses AND the doctor got a Wet n Wild SPLASH! He weighed in at 5lbs. 2 oz (down now to 4lbs 10oz) and 18 inches.
He is HEALTHY......slight Jaundice.... and eating well. Because of his size....in order to go home...we are BFing, but having to supplement with some high calorie formula to bulk him up!
PS.... Natural Birth....NO JOKE.
Jamie...I can't wait until those twins are born!!! Did you join one of the other boards? (expectant clubs?)...I must track you! LOL...are you on facebook? Add me if you are....Lindsay Hiekel.
Congrats, Lindz!!! He is adorable!