06-03-2010, 10:05 PM
Let me tell you my pregnancy was pretty much a walk in the park. I didn't even know I was pregnant until I was 20 weeks along and I wasn't even showing. I actually only went to see if I was because my period cycle changed and it didn't seem right. Well through out my pregnancy I didn't have any morning sickness or cravings like everyone says you should. All I had was heartburn..big whoop! So I was originally due April 27th, but when the doctors told me in the end of March that was already starting to dilate I knew I wasn't lasting that long. Well my doctor kept telling me this could be the week for like two and half weeks straight. I wasn't having contractions and if I was I didn't feel them. Well the morning of April 19th I wake up starting to have some intense back pain. I'd gone this long without having my son, so I didn't think nothing of it. So I went with my boyfriend to a job to help him so he'd get done earlier. So as I'm helping him tear up carpeting the pain is intensifying so I decided to start timing it just in case. So I wasn't absolutely sure if I was having contractions so I called my doctor. The doctor told me that I it didn't sound like I was having contractions and not to worry. He said to just go home and lay down and see if the pain subsided. So instead of just going straight home after I helped him, we went to his parents house to talk with his mom and see what she thought. She said said the same thing, that I didn't seem to be having contractions. She recommended that I go home and lay down as well though. So I did just that. I slept for about 2 hours and it felt like the pain went away. After I was up though for maybe about an hour the pain just hit me really hard. I called the hospital now because my doctor's office was already closed. The hospital because something didn't seem right, but they said no it doesn't sound like contractions, but that I was starting to dilate, but when I told them that I was already dilated 3-4 centimeters, they told me to come in just to get checked. So my boyfriend and I call his mom to let her know were heading over to the hospital, just for a check up. She asks us to pick her up, just in case we have to stay. So we picked her up. I arrived at the hospital at 8:40. At 8:45pm I'm admitted because I'm 5-6 centimeters dilated. I looked over at my boyfriend and his mom and told them I told you something didn't feel right. So they ask me if I had felt any pain earlier and I told that I did but it wasn't nothing to bad, but it just felt different from anything I felt before. So they asked me if I wanted an epidural and originally I did, but both my nurse and my boyfriends mom said that if I went this long without it I really didn't need. So i opted not to get it. The doctor came in and broke my water. He told me we probably had 6-12 hours to kill, boy was he wrong. After hearing that my boyfriend said he was going to go get something to eat. He and his sister went to McDonalds since it was the only place open near the hospital. So its like 10:30 pm now. I feel the urge to push, but I didn't because my boyfriend wasn't back yet. So I just keep breathing through the contractions. So my boyfriend came back at 11:10pm. So I tell him I had the urge to push again. My doctor is in the operating room doing a c-section, so a nurse checks me and she tells me I'm 9 centimeters dilated. I can start pushing but to not push fully what ever the hell that means. So I did what I was told. We were waiting for the doctor to get done. So finally the doctor walks in and checks me. He thought the nurse was kidding about me being ready and pushing and the baby come. So he looks and says "Danielle you got to stop pushing, I don't deliver babies without gloves on". So I breathed through the next contraction instead of pushing. Then he gives me the green light to start pushing. But then tells me I got to stop pushing again. He has to cut me so my son's head can come out. I told him I can't stop pushing, but I managed to breath and not push. So he sticks me with a needle to numb me so he can cut. So he starts cutting and I scream I can feel that. I can feel that. When I finally started pushing again I have my eyes closed for the first push. So the second one I decided to open my eyes, I yelped "**** there's his head". And then he was out. Joseph was born April 19, 2010 at 11:27 pm. He weighed 7lbs 12ozs. 20 inches long. Not only did all the nurses tell me I was a tough cookie, but so did my boyfriend. I was only 19 at the time and delivered my son vaginally without an epidural. My son is my world now!!