Friday, April 15, 2011
Sterling's Birth Story
Sterling Elizabeth Helen was born on Sunday April 10th at 3:08 am. She weighed 8lbs 13oz and was 20 inches long. She currently has blue eyes and brown hair.
Saturday was a normal day. I hadn't been having any contractions at all the whole day. I'd had some through out the week though. At my 39 week appointment with Dr. Webb my cervix was still closed, high and thick. We scheduled an induction starting Monday night and she'd probably be born on Tuesday the 12th sometime.
I wasn't really doing much to induce labor at that point. Brighton was 8 days late so I figured she would too.
We did do some yard work and I raked and helped bag 8 huge bags of leaves. Then I was wiped out for the rest of the day and pretty much laid around doing nothing.
At 9pm I was tired of watching tv so I headed to bed, mess around on the computer trying to find a free download for some relaxation type music. I didn't find one so I rolled over and just tried to relax myself by listening to the wind outside.
Then, I felt this pop/rip/crack in my lower pelvis. I was a little worried, but the baby was still moving around A LOT, so I got up and closed the windows in the living room (i was going to turn the a/c on), then went to the bathroom. I wiped and there was some mucus so I figured I'd lost my mucus plug. I stood up then felt a small gush and sat back down, there was a small amount of liquid in my liner. I was sure my water had broken. So I went back tot he bedroom and called the hospital. I had put a huge pad in, just in case. I told the nurse that I think my water had broken, she told me to come in to see. As I was wrapping up the phone call, a huge gush of water came out. Yeah, my water had broken.
I walked to the top of the stairs and called to Mitchel. When I told him my water had broken he wasn't sure what to do at first. He'd been sleeping and wasn't completely awake. Brighton said "my sister broke your water? She need to fix it". Haha, we both laughed. Mitchel called his mom and she was going to meet us at the hospital. I grabbed my hospital bag, my purse, and a towel to lay on the seat of the car.
Along the way I had 3 more huge gushes of water. And one more while waiting for Mitchel to park the car.
I wasn't really having contractions. Not painful ones anyway.
I was wheeled (yeah, my pants were soaked, there was no way, I was walking) into L&D into the triage room. I told the nurse that I could have walked but that my pants were soaked. She's was like, "oh, yeah, lets just get you to a labor room".
Kendall came and got Brighton and I was all strapped with monitors. They'd checked my cervix and I was already at 4cm. Iw as starting to have more contractions now, but they still weren't very painful. I was hoping they'd stay that way, but I knew better.