Mama M is putting on this blog hop so hop on over to her blog and link up your own birth story!
I am going to write about Mason's birth for this hop, only because his birthday is a couple of weeks away, and my beautiful boy is turning 3 this year.
I was about 2 weeks late having Mason, and I had been to the doctor that day and they ordered an ultrasound because they were nervous about his size. The tech told me he was measuring a petite 7 lbs 11 oz. I was scheduled to go back to the doctor the next day for a possible induction.
That night all was well, I felt fine, nothing was going on. I was happily watching American Idol..that was the season with Sanjaya..yuck! Remember him?? Well, it all of a sudden felt like I was peeing on myself..I got up to use the bathroom but couldn't produce anything..I kind of felt silly and gross, but when you are 42 weeks pregnant sometimes you just can't help that sort of thing. Anyway, I went to sit back down and it was happening again..after a few times of that I knew it wasn't pee. I wasn't having any pains, but my doctor had told me to get to the hospital if my water broke. Even though I didn't have the huge gush of fluid that you read about I definitely had a leak. I calmly went into the bedroom where my husband was playing World of Warcraft and told him that I thought my water was breaking. Talk about panic mode..(men.) Anyway, he's on the phone calling everyone and their Mother, while I'm in the bathroom showering and shaving.
After all that off to the hospital we went, I'd like to note I finished watching Idol first. Once we got to the ER they took me up to L&D where I was checked. I'd like to note I was only 1 cm dilated, and they did the "ferning" test (not sure that's spelled right) where they check to make sure it was my water breaking and not pee. Anyway, that came up negative..even though I was still leaking and I knew it wasn't pee!! The monitor showed I was contracting even though I couldn't feel them. They sent me home and told me to come back if there was any change. We got home about 11:30 and DH fell right to sleep, but at midnight I started having contractions every 3 minutes. Not extremely uncomfortable but enough to keep me awake, I ended up waking DH up around 3 and telling him I knew I was in labor..so back to the hospital we went...good thing we live 2 minutes from it!
By that time the ferning test showed up positive and I was 3 centimeters. So we walked, and walked..oh and walked. I'm not sure what time the nurse came in and told me I was 6 centimeters and the doctor would be back to break my water completely. The doctor did break my water and the contractions picked up and were getting very uncomfortable! A short time later the doctor was back in to check my progress, she then proceeded to tell me I was only FOUR centimeters..WTH, the nurse told me I was at SIX!!! Honestly, I was so defeated and tired and in pain, I just looked at DH and told him I wanted the epidural. Who wants to go backwards in labor??
Anyway, skip ahead a few uneventful hours and the nurse checks me around 8 o'clock. I was stuck at 8 centimeters, I hadn't budged from 8 for a few hours. She tells me the doctor was coming in and by the time she got there if I hadn't progressed further we would probably go ahead with a c-section. Honestly, by that time I welcomed it, I was over the whole situation! LoL, that sounds awful but I was exhausted and totally beat down from not progressing.
Doctor comes in and I'm still at 8, so off to the OR I went. Surgery was fairly simple and quick, she fussed at me for making her miss American Idol (she actually liked Sanjaya!) You know how Idol comes on Tuesdays and Wednesday, my water was breaking on Tuesday and she was missing the Wed episode(just so you didn't get confused with the time line).
So on February 21, 2007 @ 9:17 p.m. Mason Ross was born. Weighing 8 lbs 11 oz..exactly one pound more than they thought, and 22 inches.
He was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen.
Check out that head!! He had actually gotten himself wedged in my birth canal sideways and he had some serious molding..I have better pics of it but they might make some squeamish.
What is this place??
First family photo.