March 1, 2010 at 8:34a.m I was at home lone. My husband was at work, my older brother was t work, my father was at work, and my little brother was at school. I started having horrible pains in my stomach, I didn't know what it was. I was also having the worst back pain I have ever had in my life. I didn't think much about it cause on February 26, 2010 my doctor had decided to have me start getting induced March 1, 2010 at 6:00p.m because it didn't seem like labor was going to start anytime soon. After about an hour of having the pain, it started getting more painful, and more regular. I decided to call my husband at work and ask him what he thought I should do. He told me to call the hospital and ask them what I needed to do. They wasn't much of a help, all they did was tell me to call my doctor. While on the phone with my doctor one of the horrible pains hit and I screamed and sat down in the floor, where I had to sit for quiet a while because the pain was horrible. The doctor then told me I needed to go to the hospital because she was pretty sure I was in labor. I called my husband back in a hurry and told him what my doctor had said. He quickly let his boss know and hurried home to get me and take me to the hospital. Finally around 11:00a.m we arrived at the hospital. I was then quickly taken in a wheel chair back to Labor & Delivery. I was put in one of the rooms where they monitored me for an hour, I was hurting so bad I kept screaming. After and hour the nurse came in and checked me I was still only dialated to one. But they didn't let me go home till my midwife seen me. When she came and saw me I told her I have been leaking this pinkish clearish fluid for over week now and she asked me if anyone in the doctors office checked me, I told her "yes, but not like you did the last time." She checked me, and told me to cough sure enough a bunch of water went every where my water had been ruptured. My baby boy had even had a bowel movement inside of me. When they told me that I began to cry because I knew that could cause my sweet baby boy some major problems. After that I dialted to three, I laid there in pain for so long. I didn't want an epidural and my mind was set on not having one. My husband kept telling me I could do it and made me feel so great. He supported me so much. My mother, brother, grandmother, aunt, and step mom all arrived around 2:30p.m to support my husband and I and meet our son when he arrived. Around 7:50p.m I was dialated to eight and my baby boy's heart rate began to drop from where I could not relax because of the pain. The doctor told me the best thing I could do as get an epidural and see if that helps baby boy. I cried for a few minutes but decided around 8:40p.m it was probably best for my baby boy. Everyone except my husband had to leave the room so they could do my epidural. My husband stood in front of me and held me to comfort me. It made me feel completely great that my husband as being there for me like no one before. The epidural wasn't s bad as I thought it was going to be, it made me feel really good and after I got it I didn't scream from the pain anymore. About ten minutes after my epidural my family was able to come back into my room. Around 10:15p.m I started feeling a lot of pressure. The doctor came in and told me it was time to push, so I pushed till about 11:40p.m still no baby boy. The doctor came in and he told me that my body was to small to push him out, plus he was face up. At that point I just had to cry before they took me back for a c-section. It didn't take long after my husband and I got into the c-section room. March 2, 2010 at 12:09a.m my husband and I heard the most beautiful cry ever. Our son had arrived healthy and safely. He was 8lbs 11oz and 20in long. I couldn't believe that our beautiful baby had just arrived, and came out of me. It was the most amazing moment of my life. Although I had to have a c-section, and now can barely do anything for myself I am so happy to have our beautiful baby here with us. I also suffered from an infection inside of me because my water had been ruptured for over a week. But it was all worth it for our son. Braxton is completely healthy and doing fantastic.
- Written by Stockton09