On the 6th October 2014 (Monday), we thought that was the last day before I checked into the hospital the next day to induce labor. I woke up that morning, felt a bit nervous yet excited for the arrival of our new addition to our family. I repacked my hospital bag that morning to ensure that i got all that I needed.
At 2.45pm, while I was in the bathroom, my water bag broke. At first, I thought it was strange that I wet myself but little did I realise that it was my water bag that broke. I felt no contractions at that time. I then proceeded to take my shower and informed my hubby to get ready for our trip to the hospital.
This was it!!!!
4:00 pm – We arrived at the hospital and the nurse promptly checked us into a single bedded room #210 (which btw looked like a hotel room) and then we proceeded to the labour room. I changed into the hospital gown, they gave me an anema, checked my dilation and strapped my belly up to monitor Amelie ‘ s heartbeat and my contractions. By then I was 5cm with no contractions.
6.00pm – The anaesthetist administered epidural on me. And thereafter they induced my labour. I was shivering as a side effect of the epidural but noticed after awhile that if I put my mind to it, I could actually control the shivering.
7.00pm – I felt the contractions and requested the nurse to increase the epidural dosage. Although I experienced a few minutes of contractions pain, that I couldn’t bear the pain and I salute mom’s out there who did not take epidural for vbac. *hats off*
9.××pm – Amelie Kate was born and we had skin to skin contact immediately after her birth while my obgyn settled my affairs down south. Hubby cut the umbilical cord after my obgyn insisted that he should since he didn’t do it my 1st 2 deliveries.
I felt an immediate relief on my belly as soon as Amelie was born.
As soon as she was placed on my chest skin to skin, I was so overwhelmed! Bringing a life into the world is a miracle. The feeling is surreal. It’s a start of a new chapter for all of us with a little addition to our family.
God is great and I thank God for the blessings he has bestowed unto us.
And so our journey begins….