Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Serene birth story part 1

Well, I am done complaining, my sweet sweet baby is here, and perfect and wonderful, and I couldn't be more happy. We named her Serene, I know, it wasn't even an option on our poll.It was something we came up with after we set that up, and we thought it was so good, we'd keep it a surprise. So I think I should tell the story of her birth, to me it is quite remarkable, definitely almost could have been a scene from a movie and it was completely unexpected, fascinating and has a very happy ending. So, here goes...

I had my membranes stripped on Thursday the 5th of Aug. I had my parents come up that day, because the last time I had my membranes stripped I went into labor within hours. This time NOTHING happened. I lost my mucus plug on Friday so I thought maybe there would be some progress, then nothing happened.I even went to labor and delivery thinking that with the plug gone and mild contractions maybe something might happen, nope. This went on until Tuesday, when my Dad had to leave town for work, I was so upset he had to go, and I hadn't had the baby. I went to a Dr. appt, begged them to induce me. Nothing. Went back to an appt. on Thursday, begged them again, nothing. So then my mom and I came to the conclusion, nothing was happening, and no one was gonna make anything happen and walking wasn't helping and my little contractions didn't mean anything and I was probably going to stay dilated to a 4 and 25% effaced until it was time to deliver and lastly my mom would probably miss the birth of this baby.My mom went home Friday. Sad. Friday night and Sat were mellow. We hung out. I was very emotional. I told Josh on Saturday morning I felt worse than normal.He said to keep him posted,then he headed off to work.That night Josh and I took the kids to the park, it was perfect. Then Josh took me and the kids to dinner. It was really yummy. They ate all their food, which is amazing and then we walked to Walgreen's. We bought some evening primrose oil which is supposed to soften the cervix and help prevent ripping, I was skeptical but feeling desperate to have the baby, so I was ready to try anything. Then we went to Albertson's and bought some Castor oil, yep, I was desperate. We came home after that.The sky was filled with stars, Josh even saw a shooting star.This was one of the nights of the meteor showers.We Bathed the kids, they laughed while in the tub, deep belly laughs, it made Josh and I laugh, its one of our favorite things is to hear them laugh together. We said prayers with the kids.I said if this was the last day of me being pregnant I would be very happy. Then we left the kids.
Josh made me a Castor oil cocktail(he had been wanting me to try this for weeks and I wouldn't, he asked a bunch of women at work and they all swore by it.My mom and mother in law told me not to, they thought it would just be gross for one and two it would just make me sick,)the Castor oil tasted like I was drinking melted chapstick mixed with orange soda. I then used the evening primrose oil. I took a shower, because in case I did go into labor I wanted to be clean(is that a weird thought?)Josh told me he thought I was closer to having a baby because I was very emotional and was acting like I did before I had our other two. I was excited when he said that.Then I went to bed, it was about midnight...

3 comments:

Aubrey said...

can't wait to read the rest!!

Laura said...

Bah! I thought the entire story was going to be here. haha I'm waiting!

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