Well, here I unbelievably am...on the "mother-side" :-0 totally not what I thought my birth story would end up being but, I truly have no regrets which is great. I was waiting until we had chosen a name to post here but, alas our poor lil girl is still nameless! Shame on us huh? And yes I know we've had like, 9 months of pregnancy and all the infertility time before that, not to mention DH and I have been together since we were 15 also. Lol. It's not as bad as it sounds tho as we did have 9 (!) names that we really liked and have managed to get the list down to 2 but....we both love both of them and we can't use one for a middle name as we want to use the girl version of my FIL's name who has passed away as her middle name as his biggest wish was for a grand baby but my stupid infertility robbed him of that :-(
So yeah, because of her estimated size and because lucky me developed vulvar-dermatitis during my TTC days just before falling UTD and therefore not able to use the steroid cream to get rid of it, my OB decided to induce me the day after my due date so I hopefully wouldn't tear to shreds. I was booked to get the inducing tape put in on Fri 2nd at midnight as I really didn't want the inducing drip as I've heard that its pretty full on so I hoped that the tape or gel would get things started and I could go from there. Well, exactly midnight on the 1st my hind waters broke on their own with an initial and then regular little gushes. No contractions so, the midwives at my hospy told me to keep an eye on the color of the water and to get as much sleep as possible and come in with all our gear in the morning. So, felt rather weird just cruzing on in to the hospital all relaxed if not a little excited, as I always imagined it'd be a frantic trip with me having contractions about 2 to 5 mins apart or something! So because of the window period that your allowed to have your waters gone and the risk of infection for bub, the OB on duty agreed to let me wait that full day and night and, if contractions had still not started then, I would have to get the drip out in order to get things rocking the following morning. As you can imagine, I tried sooo hard and got to know my hospital grounds very very well indeed but.....a big fat nothing....:-/
So, the drip was started the following morning and I can say that my TENS machine that I hired rocks!!! I got to 5 hours of crazy contractions, one on top of the other very quickly, with the Tens machine and maybe the last hour or less with some gas (which didn't work for me except make me think at one stage that I must have taken or been spiked with a bad trip! The Ob checked me earlier on when the contractions had just got going and he said the the neck if my cervix was FINALLY starting to open a little and was 1.5cm dilated. I suddenly really REALLY wanted an epi after discovering that the gas wasn't doing it for me and by the time my OB finally arrived after finishing off a c-sect, he had a look and...unbelievably told me I was STILL 1.5 to 2cm dilated!!! So, there's one thing going through it all if you can see that your making some sort of progress but, for pretty much nothing to be happening....well, off I was whipped to get a spinal block and a c-sect.
So lil-Miss-Ladydee was born at 2:13pm, 3.3.12 weighing in at a not so little 9.10 pound (4.370 kg). 52.5cm with a head circ of 36.5cm. I would post a pic but, have no idea how to do it from my IPhone???