Thursday, March 7, 2019

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 204

What is your birthing story?

My daughter was due March 24, 2008. 
She decided to enter the world 3 weeks early!
Well, I should say the doctor helped that along. 

I went in for a normal check up. They did an ultrasound and told me that she would be over 9 pounds when she was born. It freaked us out just a bit. When we went back to see the doctor, during her exam she popped my water bag. 

Whether we were ready or not, she was coming soon. 
I went to the bathroom to get cleaned up and when I got back they had a wheelchair waiting for me to take me over to the hospital. 

Once I got there, I called my mom and dad to let them know she was coming early. My mom had tickets purchased to be here for her original birth date. I had to hang up because the nurse came in shortly after. She got me all checked in and hooked up to the monitors. Once they were done, I called my mom back and she told me that she changed her flight and she would be there the next day at 6 pm. 

It was a long 22 hours. 
Epidural was close to midnight.
My heart rate went up once and everyone had to leave while they gave me medicine to help.
Lots of waiting. Lots of contractions. 

I pushed for 2 hours. She got stuck in my birthing canal, so we were off to have an emergency c-section. She was born at 3:37 pm weighing 8 lbs 15 ounces and she was 21 inches long. My mom missed it, but when she got there she was able to see her granddaughter. 

Being a mother completely changed my life! I love that girl so much!

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