We were schedule to be induced on March 21st. So on March 20th my mom and step dad drove in so they would be here if we got a call in the middle of the night. We had a call time from 4am- 8am to come in. We did not get a call until 11:00 am to come in to start the process. I was 39 weeks and my doctor was on call so I was excited because I really love my Dr. He is in a big practice so the chances of getting your dr is slim. So we went in at 11:00 and started all the paperwork and getting the process started.
They started me with Pitocin and bag od fluids. My doctor’s order was to up the Pitocin every 30 minutes. I was not really feeing any contractions so I got up and was walking the hall. I walked the hall for about 30 minutes and then they upped the Pitocin. Then my contractions were coming ever minute but still were not strong enough that my Dr. wanted. I then rested and at about 3:00pm my Dr. wanted to brake my water. So he wanted to know if I wanted the epidural before or after. I wanted to go ahead and see how the contractions would be before I got the epidural. So at 3:30pm they broke my water. My contractions started coming on pretty good and was every 1-2 minutes. I then got my epidural and went from 4cm to 6cm. I then stayed at 6cm for several of hours. At 5:30 my Dr. wanted to talk about a c section, but I still wanted to try to have the baby vaginal since I had my first one vaginal. My Dr. suggested to get the peanut ball and lay on my side and switch sides every 30 minutes.
At 6:00 I started the peanut ball and switched sides every 30 minutes until about 8:00. I started to feel a lot of pressure and my nurse came in to check me and I was at 10 cm and was ready to start pushing. So around 8:30 I started pushing every contraction. The baby was coming and they could see the babies hair, but every time I would push the baby would come then would slip back up and was not making progress down. I pushed for about an hour and half and was starting to get so tired and so much back labor pain that I was in such pain. My Dr. came in and put an internal monitor on me and the baby to make sure we were all ok. Baby Porter’s heart rate was dropping every time I was pushing and my oxygen level was getting low. So my dr. came in and told me I have 2 options that I can rest for an hour and we would push again or I can have a c section. He told me that he was unsure that after we got the head out that he could get the shoulders and arms out. He told me the risk that they might have to brake the arm, paralyze the arm or even the shoulder could break if they could not get him out. I started to freak out and was already in so much pain with back labor and neck pain from pushing so much. So I called the dr back in and told him let’s go ahead and do the c section. So they rushed in and prepared me so fast I don’t even remember everything that was happening. Later to find out the babies’ heart rate was dropping and my dr was already preparing for a section.
I signed all the paper worked and they got me prepared and ready for c section. They told my husband and family that after surgery Porter and daddy would go back to post op for 45 minutes and then I would have to go to recovery for an hour and then they would move us to a room and they could see the baby. We went in for c section at 11:45pm. When we got back in the room all I remember was how white/cold the room was. They got everything ready and they were doing test cuts to see if I could feel anything, I was able to feel everything so they told me there was no more medicine that they could give me they were going to have to put me out. I was so scared because if they put me out Jeff could not come back. So they tired one last thing and was able to get it under controlled. They told me that I would feel a lot of pressure and man where they right… I felt like someone was ripping me apart and pulling my stomach apart. They told me that my c section was a little different because I had already pushed and the baby was in the birth canal and they had to push him back into my stomach to get him out. The rest was a blur and Porter was born March 22 at 12:10 am weighing 7lbs 10 oz and 19 inches long.