The Day My Life Changed Forever
Hello everybody and welcome to my blog! I am so excited to begin this journey and document it for you all. I really wanted to start my very first post with the day my life changed forever. The day my baby girl was born!
On April 19th, 2016 my fiancé and I went to see our beautiful baby girl via ultrasound, during the visit I was told I had a marginal insertion. A marginal insertion is when the baby’s cord is attached to the side of the placenta instead of the center, because of this there was a possibility that she wasn’t getting enough nutrients. When the doctor received the ultrasound she concluded that my baby wasn’t growing anymore and that there was no need for her to be in my tummy any longer. After filling out some paper work we were told that in two days we would be getting induced! J
On April 21st, around 4 we called the hospital to find out when we should come in, and were told around 8pm we would receive a phone call to start making our way to the hospital. During this free time we decided to have a last meal as a family of 2. As 8 o’clock rolled around, the phone rang. This surprised us because the hospital almost never call at the time they say they will. After arriving and filling out all the boring paper work we finally made it to the hospital room around 11pm. After an hour of relaxing, the nurse came back into the room to insert the Cervidil (medicine to soften and open up the cervix),and goodness this hurt! The initial pain was awful but as soon as it was inserted the pain went way (thank the lord). I had a little trouble getting some rest because of lower back pain that I had been experiencing during the pregnancy. I was told they could inject me with some medicine but I declined because of my fear of needles.
I ended up not sleeping at all because of my back, the constant beeping of the machine and nurses coming in and out, it was a mess. At one point the nurse came in to check on me and was shocked at how many contractions I was having, she asked me if I felt them and I told her no, not at all. I had absolutely no idea I was having contractions because they were all in my back and I’ve had back pain for most of the pregnancy so to me it was normal. At 7am the nurse came in to take out the Cervidil and yet again it was very painful. I then took a shower and lay back in bed. At around 8am my doctor came in and broke my water. After that I was started on Pitocin (medicine to induce labor). I felt fine up to maybe around 12ish, and that’s when my back started hurting more and more…obviously they were my contractions, so I asked for the epidural. The anesthesiologist came in to give me the epidural, and let me tell you it is not the best feeling when they put it in your back or when they inject the medicine in. It was very painful, it felt like a really bad instant cramp. But, after the first one I was fine and felt so much better. Having the epidural is seriously the weirdest feeling. You have no control over your lower body, and when you touch your legs they do not feel like your own, you can’t feel them at all. Super weird.
Around 2 I started feeling the urge to push. I had read so many times not to push! I then let the nurse know that I needed to. She checked, and what do you know, I was at 10cm and her head was right there. The nurse went to get the doctor and get things started. I literally pushed on 2 contractions and she was out! My beautiful little girl Maggie weighing at 5lb 13oz (that is the correct weight, they messed up her first weight and weighed her at 5lbs 5oz) and only 19in long. She was teeny tiny! My heart was literally full and I was super excited to finally have my little girl after a whole 9 months, 38 weeks.
Maggie P 04/22/2016