I had a prenatal appointment, the office is only a mile away from our house, so I packed up the kids and we walked to my appointment. I mentioned that I had felt pretty wet that day and the doctor checked me and did a test. She said I was leaking amniotic fluid and was at a four and eighty percent effaced. She told me that I was not walking home, to call my husband and have him pick us up. After he picked us up, we went home, got the kids ready, waited for my in-laws to come get them and I took a shower. We loaded up the van and headed to the hospital, we got there between 2:30 and 3 in the afternoon. After I was admitted they checked me again and nothing had changed. We waited. My mom and grandma arrived and a little while after, my husband went to pick up dinner. After they ate, we started walking around the halls, hoping to speed things up. Very little progress was made. At 7:00 PM, I was at a five. The doctor encouraged us to start Pitocin, I was very scared and leery to do so, but really thought it was the best. I progressed about a centimeter an hour. Contractions were really hard and painful. They checked me a little after 9:30 and I was at a seven. I asked about an epidural and they said it was too late. I started to panic thinking that I couldn’t endure the pain for another 3 hours. I started to whine and beg. Around 9:45 I started shaking and they prepped the room. It wasn’t too long after that, that I felt the urge to push. I think I started pushing around 10:15 PM. I felt like I pushed about six to eight times, but my mom said I only pushed about 3 times. His head hurt coming out, but when his shoulders came out I yelled “Oh shi!! I then started to apologize and almost everyone started to laugh. He was born at 10:22 PM or 2222 military time! He was a little over eight pounds. We did skin to skin, where he proceeded to pee all over me, twice! He took a little while to start nursing, but once he got started, he nursed for over thirty minutes!
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