My birth story

Monday, September 22, 2014

I have been asked a couple times about my birth story, so I am going to share with you all.

Sunday evening after dinner I started to get these pains in my back, nothing crazy just some pain that I could notice. I went to bed and couldn’t sleep but pretty sure this was just due to me being anxious.  As the pains started to get more frequent we decided to go to the hospital.  After spending a 3 hours there and not getting home till 5 am that morning… FALSE ALARM!

Stay with me this is a 3 day long story.... 

I go home sleep half the day and that evening I was awaken by some serious pain in my back and lower abdomen.  I waited them out for a couple of hours hoping they would go away and no luck, so off we went again. On a scale of 1-10 I would say my pain was at a 7. They checked me and I had progressed from the night before so they kept me a couple hours and decided to check me again. Here is the catch; I have learned that checking the cervix is completely subjective.  Since this was all happening early in the morning we caught the staff right before they were about to be done with their shifts.  This may have made no difference when it come to the medical side of it but all I could think was the girls kept coming in and checking me then this big guys would come in and I would be 1cm smaller than what they told me an hour ago. This was so discouraging but they had us go walk around for a couple of hours and then come back. After skipping and jumping my way through Lowes and Wal-Mart at 7 am we went back and NOTHING. They gave me some pain relieves and sent me on my way.

It is now Tuesday and my moms decided to head this way since she felt we were getting close. Mom and I walked that evening and went to bed. Then it hit me again some serious pain, except for this time it was even worse. I held out at home for 3 hours and was at the point where I thought I was going to get sick with each contraction so we headed back to the hospital at 2 am. When we got there I had went from a 2 from the precious day to a loose 6 but they wanted me to wait an hour and see if there was any change.  At this point I was making the hideous noises with each contraction and was questioning if I could even do this…. like I had a choice.  After the longest hour of my life they came back in to check me and told me that I would need to wait another hour and see. I immediately broke down in tears, all I could think was they are leaving their shift and some guys with sasquatch hands was going to come in next and I would take a giant step backwards.  

The nurses and doctors left the room and 5 min later one of the nurses came back in and told me that she talked the doctor into letting me be admitted since I was at a loose 6 now.  Here exact words “We aren’t sending her home with that cervix” THANK GOD!! I wanted to jump out of the bed and kiss this nurse SERIOUSLY! They wheeled me to my room and within 10 min I had an epidural and was feeling… nothing!!!  

After having the epidural for maybe 10 min if that long, I felt a warm feeling down there. Ok, at this point I could feel nothing and just kept thinking I really hope I didn’t go to the bathroom on myself. Called the nurse and sure enough, my water broke.  Within the next hour I started to feel pressure in my bottom and 30 min later it was time to push.  After 15 min of pushing we got to meet our beautiful baby girl Hadley Gray Breland.


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