ok, where did we leave off…?
ah yes, we were RELUCTANTLY walking down the hospital L&D wing to our new room, room 11. and yes, i did gripe the entire way. i mean i was walking down a long hallway with contractions. not fun or cool.
and the (almost) worse part is, they broke my water BEFORE we had to move rooms – so i was walking down the hallway holding 2 puppy pads as panties, hoping i wasn’t leaving a river in my wake. haha… there probably was a wake as i walked down the hall, leaking amniotic fluid. slish slosh. my bad…
at least my sweet husband was pushing my IV pole-thing for me.
so as we got into our new room, the contractions got really bad (hey, they get worse – who KNEW?) they set up a yoga/birthing ball for me to sit on (it really did help), complete with double puppy pads.
that water-breaking thing is just weird. if i rose even the least bit from my ball, it was niagra, people.
when i got close to pushing, they had me hooked up to monitors to watch the baby’s heartbeat and mine.
and the closer i got, i guess my heartrate or hers went down so i had to be on oxygen for a little while. enter hannah, our nurse that went through the delivery with us. she was amazing & hooked me up as soon as she came into the room and was updated by our departing nurse.
(this photo’s for you, dad…)