And It Was Definitely An Experience

Wow, I don't think anyone or anything can prepare you for what giving birth is really like. I read and heard so many stories throughout my pregnancy, I visualized the entire thing, and I was still surprised. Here is my story:

At 39 weeks and 3 days pregnant I fell asleep telling my boyfriend how anxious I was for our little girl to get here. That was around 11pm. At midnight I woke up with the urge to pee, rolled out of bed (literally, remember? hehe), and felt a gush. My boyfriend thought I was joking when I told him my water broke, but shortly after we were on our way to the hospital.

I kept having gush after gush the whole way to the hospital and it was very uncomfortable. When we got there the nurse checked me and oddly enough I stopped gushing. Since I was positive for amniotic fluid she said I probably had a small leak and they would admit me so I could give birth within 24 hours. I thought "Small? This stuff is POURING out of me!" Then I stood up to walk to my room and another gush came all over the floor. I was SO embarrassed, but glad they could see I wasn't exaggerating or making things up.

So, we walked around the maternity ward all night long, dragging the IV around with us. There was another couple we kept passing doing the same thing. I was having contractions, but things were moving pretty slow. I was frustrated because I was having some REALLY strong contractions that didn't seem to be doing much. Oh my goodness, I didn't think it was going to hurt so much. I read it feels like strong period cramps or strong braxton hicks. Not for me! It hurt so bad I felt paralyzed.

At some point in the morning they gave me Pitocin and then an Epidural. That part was really scary, and I don't know if I would do it again. Then our family came. I started throwing up and they all had to leave the room, but not for long. I started pushing around 1:00 pm and she was out at 2:47pm. It felt like minutes. I could not believe almost two hours went by.

So then this BEAUTIFUL healthy little girl with a full head of hair looking too much like her daddy is placed into my arms and I'm like WOAH. I was in complete awe and shock. It was so great to finally hold her. Love at first sight indeed. I think I'll do it again in a couple years, hehe.
MashedPotatoes26 MashedPotatoes26
26-30, F
1 Response Jun 4, 2012!! Yeap! The gush.., esp when it's your first birth.., is almost totally embarrassing!!..but then the pains come, and you dnt give a damn anymore!!..<br />

Oh yea! It's funny how all your modesty goes right out the window. I was so worried about having everyone see all my goods too but when it came time I really did not care at all.