Bernadette's Birth of Haylee May
Let’s start from the beginning! I found out I was pregnant a month after my boyfriend had broken up. We were starting to talk things thru and I was at his apartment (where I use to live) I found a test and I took it, I don’t know why something just told me to. I started screaming and crying, I was not happy at that moment! He was there in a heartbeat hugged me told me it would be ok he wasn’t going anywhere. (He hasn’t we’re greatJ) My pregnancy was amazing! I was happy and loving! I was due September 23, 2010. I loved the summer it was awesome. I’m always cold so it was great to be hot!!
I started nesting really bad in the beginning of September. I washed, folded, put them away, got them back out refolded, and found a new home I don’t know how many times! I had everything ready to go but my living room was driving me crazy! My last day of work was on the 17th so that Monday I was going crazy so I started to change the little things. The next day my boyfriend started to help me and then I wanted to go walking the only place I could get him to go was the local casino. We where there for awhile and I started to have contraction. I watched them closely but I started to worry because my hospital was over an hour away. We were there for about an hour later and they were 5 minutes apart and not very strong. I just kept walking. I didn’t tell anyone about them because I was ok. I finally told my boyfriend and he told everyone so I got are you ok very 5 minutes which makes everything worse for me. They are 5 minutes apart for an hour but not painful at all, so I called the doctor.
They told me to come straight there. It was the 21st at 11 pm when I got there. They hooked me up to the monitor and I waited and waited. They checked me I was not dilated nothing, so I was thinking sweet I’m going to go get some food and sleep! Boy I was wrong. The nurse came in all the sudden with an IV bag and say you’re here to stay! I was so hungry! She told me that my daughter’s heart beat had dropped lower then they wanted so I was being induced.
They put something on my cervix to soften it. I sent the boyfriend home to get my bag, lap top, camera, and my pillow. He came and left, it was 2 am and we knew we had a long day ahead of us so he went home to get good sleep and I got a really good 5 hour nap. They started the pitocin sometime around 12 or something like that! The contractions still were not that bad. They broke my water I think around 2 I did not like that feeling at all!!
I had my whole family up there and all of his family it was great but I was starting to get uncomfortable but I didn’t want the epidural yet so I got a low dose of a pain medication. That helped out but my family was getting annoying. I got my epidural at 4. I was feeling good then! I tend to have a short temper with my family so I didn’t want them in the room when I started pushing I just wanted my boyfriend.
At 5:20pm on the 22nd I asked the nurse when it was time to push I was so bored and tired I just wanted to be done then. I couldn’t do much because I couldn’t be off of the monitor no longer than to pee that sucked so badly!!! But she checked me and disappeared, all the sudden nurses come walking in the room and started pulling stuff out of the walls. I got so scared this was my first baby my first time that I really realized I was in labor! I went into a totally panic attack! All the sudden I looked over at my boyfriend and he was PALE WHITE!!!! I hadn’t even pushed yet and he was passing out on me!! So I had made my sister and his mad at me because both of them wanted in the room so bad, I pissed them off even more when I had my best friend come in the room to replace the fainting boyfriend!!!
At first everything was going good! No pain, no problems! Then all the sudden I got the worse feeling in world. My epidural stopped working I was in so much pain! They told me to push the button, I felt better for a minute. All the sudden they realized that she had turned and she was pushing on my hip. I could feel my legs but they were very heavy, but I could feel everything down there on my hip it was horrible! They told me to try the button again and that time nothing at all happened. They called the guy and told him that it wasn’t working well he was helping with a surgery and he would be up there in about 30 minutes. I started freaking out my nurses were amazing they helped me out so much! I tried to stay as clam as possible but I couldn’t take it, it was the worse feeling I have ever felt. Finally the guy (whatever they are called lol) come in and did something I felt better for about minute and the bam super pain he did something else and it knocked a huge amount of pain off. I could still feel everything thing but it was more like a pressure pain instead of a knife ripping out your insides pain. We finally got her turned and it was a lot better!
It was 10 pm now I had been in labor for almost 24 hours, pushing for 5 hours. I was tired I was done. I relaxed my legs on the stirrups and told the doctor I was done I couldn’t do it anymore, just give me a c-section. They keep saying your almost there bah blah blah. I was done. They finally told me that I had no choice they seen the head. I cried and told them I was done for the last 30 minutes of pushing and FINALLY at 10:24 pm my beautiful daughter was born on September 22 one day before her due date! She was 7.7 and 20 ¼ long.
She was my everything right then! Her dad was nervously walking the halls so my family track him down and he came in the room and the look on his face was amazing! He had no clue what hell I just went through to get our daughter Haylee May here. I was so hungry and thirsty I asked for some crackers and water. I did not listen to the nurse and ate them all, she watched me and had a bucket there just in time! I felt better though. My wonderful Haylee May is now 18 months old and is still ahead of the game and mean as can be. She thinks it’s her way or the highway. Its amazes me that I can remember this pain and the hell I went through to have this kid and I want another baby one day so bad it’s crazy!! There’s something about their love that makes all the pain we go through worth every little bit!
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