Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Maggie's Birth Story

As most of you may have gathered, I was done being pregnant before I could be. I was so miserable from the heat, I was running out of comfortable clothing to wear, and my feet and ankles were the same size as my thighs. Not pretty. I felt swollen and hot. My feet were so bad, that my OB felt pity on me, so he scheduled for me to be induced on July 17. I really didn't want to be induced, but I also really didn't want to be pregnant anymore. On the morning of July 15, I had an appointment scheduled with my OB to check my dilation progress. As of the 11th, I was not dilated, nor effaced. So, I did everything in my power to try to go into labor before the 17th. Robert even drove me out to Studio City to get the Labor Salad. Back to the morning of the 15th. I remember telling Robert that we were going to have a baby today. I don't know what possessed me to say it, but I did. As I was getting ready for my appointment, I was having stronger and stronger contractions. I brushed it off, thinking they were Braxton Hicks, again (I went to the hospital twice for false labor, already). I dropped M.E. off at a friends house, to play. While talking to my friend, I seriously had the most painful contraction ever. I felt it so low, and I thought I was going to cry. I leave my friend's house, get on the freeway, whilst having more painful contractions. Then I realize I'm on empty....so I somehow make it to the gas station, contracting, crying, and pumping gas. I know, now, that I am in true labor. I call my OB right away, he tells me to meet him at the hospital. I drive to my dad's house, so he can drive and I can avoid causing an accident. I call Robert at work and tell him to meet me at the hospital, it's the real thing. Dad dropped me off, Robert put me in a wheel chair, wheeled me to labor and delivery, where DR. S was waiting for us. They prepped me right away, but were concerned that I was only dilated at a 1. I got all my drugs. I wasn't frantic this time around, I was more ready to get this over and done with. I wore a headband as a blindfold again, I swear to you, delivery goes much faster this way. I pushed about 6 times, and out she came. Easy and fast. 7 hours of labor. Magnolia Ann was born on July 15, 2014 at 6:20 PM. Weighing in at 6 lbs 14 oz and 19 1/4 inches long. Absolutely perfect in every way.