Well on Tues night Ben went to bed with the kids except for Matthew. Matthew was fighting going to sleep. It was around 11:30 and he was still wondering around the house. So I finally get him in the bed and think. He's not going to sleep and I'll go into labor. So i get comfy and i probably fall asleep for a bit but wake up at 12:30 on 11-22-06 with the shakes/chills but not cold. So I go to the bathroom and feel a contraction. Then i get back in bed and the shakes get worse and so i get back up and another contraction comes. So i think one more contraction and I'll wake up Ben. I get another and let him know we need to get the kids ready. So him and Thomas get the kids ready and in the car and the contractions keep coming. The drive to the hospital was interesting. Braking during a contraction is so not fun. So we get to the hospital at 1:30 and into a room and they check me and im a 7. They come back in a half hour and im complete at 10 cm's. They bring everyone in, break down the table and everyone gets ready for the pushing. They break my water with my first push. The pain with the pushing was horrible. The contractions were twice as painful than when i was dialating and when i would push it literally doubled the pain. So pushing was going no where. I really wanted to get up. i asked if i could get out of bed and they said no, that if she went under my pelvic bone then she would deliver right then. (sounded good to me) I started to have all my contractions in my back and not being able to handle that anymore I told them i needed too get off my back and was told no again. At that point I decided to stop pushing and went back to breathing through the contractions. I didnt know it but i guess i had said it out loud that I wasnt pushing anymore, lol. Which explains why they put the bed back together and the nurses and Dr's left the rom. I was pretty glad when they left. When one of the nurses came back in I told her even though i was complete that I would really like an epidural. Thankfully she came back with my consent forms and the Anesthesiologist was paged in from home and he was as nice as could be and did an awesome job with it. So while all this was going on the Dr's were discussing a C-sec. They even had the OR room prepared and ready for me. They thought she was to big because she wouldnt descend. I thought to myself, you've got to be kidding me. Plan for a c/s but not give me an epidural hours ago when i asked. So as soon as i layed back in bed with the epi all the Dr's and nurses came back in and I was told the OR was set up and that i need to push, but they won't use anything to assist in pulling her out. I thought OKKkkk. All i needed was some pain control. I pushed the misses out in 5 minutes. There was never a need for a C/S. She would have been born hours before if someone would have *listened* to mom. So at 5:14 am on 11-22-06 Little miss Abigail Betty Jo Velasco enter the world and our hearts and lives. She looked soooo tiny to me but was 9.8 and 21 1/2" long. She has black hair. More hair at birth than Kaitlen at 1 yr old. Kaitlen is a little mama to her. It is very sweet. Matthew is just amazed at her.
But that would mean she would have to be out off her room first before i could ground her!!!!!! When I got there they did a non stress test and it was fine. Then the Dr came in and checked me and said i was not dialated and we told him that the hospital said i was 2cm. He said they were probably stretching with there fingers. So when he checked again he said MAYBE 1 1/2 cm. I think he was being nice when he said that. My cervix is soft though. Ssssoooooo we are scheduled for an induction on Fri at 7am. They also sent me for an ultrasound to measure my amniotic fluid which measured normal according to the tech. You know she has been kick back this whole pg that it isn't really all that surprising that she isn't HERE YET!! The Dr did say that with her being my fifth that he would think I'd cough and have her, I think we all thought that. I have put on 39#'s i was up to 40#'s but last week went down a pound and have stayd there.
Still here. You know what i thought i'd be doing today?? Today is the big UFC fight with Matt Hughes. I had invisioned all of us watching the fight with me holding little miss Abigail on the couch with some pillows and a blanket all snuggly. BUT no, she's not here. Sooooooo, we are going to eat Pollo Rico today with Bens brothers family and then tonight order the fight. Since the fight costs 30$ that will ensure that i will go into labor shortly after it starts so that we miss the whole thing, Right?, right.
Well today was d-day and she's not here yet. So this will be my 1st pregnancy to go overdue with. Definitly been a dinferent pg than the others. Layed back and everything. She isn't in any hurry thats for sure. Hope she's this calm when she is here. So i hope the contractions that i do have are working in my favor and im dialating so that would leave me with less work to do when labor actually hits. When will that be though??? i'll update tomorrow...........
He caught her HB on an acceleration again so he did a non-stress test and everything was fine but he wanted me to get monitored at the hospital so we went over there with high hopes. I was 2 cm's and was contracting and she did well during the contractions but the contractions were not regular enough for labor. So we got sent home, which is actually fine because there were somethings i wanted to do. I didnt make my bed this morning and felt weird about that. So maybe tomorrow??????? My Dr scheduled me an appt for monday but said i wouldnt make it to it. So sometime between now and monday she'll be here :o) lol. oh, my dr is on call at the hospital tomorrow BUT not the hospital im delivering at. He just found out its the other hospital. He did say when i go in if someone will call him he'll try to come.
Well last night when Ben got home i wasnt feeling well. Nauseated and some small contractions so i told him lets just go to bed and get some sleep in case this progesses. Well from what he says in about 10 minutes i was out and sawing logs. So he went to sleep pretty confident i wouldnt be waking him up in the middle of the night. So this morning, nothing. I was just tired from cleaning and doing laundry. I swear i washed every blanket and sheet in our house. so today i took a nap ( well not a real nap because the kids were awake, i just layed there in a vegatative state), got my ankles back to somewhat normal and now am going to take my shower and get ready for my appt. cross you fingers for something. I hope the misses is this layed back outside her cozy little home as she is in it. Yesterday in the car all the kids were screaming and fighting and i told Ben thats why she's not in any hurry to come out. I dont blame her, it drove me up the wall. We go straight to ballet from the dr's office so i'll update after ballet. so around 7ish unless it's really exciting news, then i'll email everyone. wish me luck.
This morning Ben took the kids to school and He said that Thomas asked when I'd have the baby and Kaitlen said today. That i was going to have the baby today. Even when we went to the grocery store she said she wanted to go to the dr's office so i could have the baby. Th days not over yet :o)........ but still nothing going on.
Poor Ben wasn't expecting to go to work today. He was hoping I would have gone into labor last night. The night went fine, as far as i know i didnt have any contractions. I slept ok, just many bathroom breaks. We were talking last night and with Kaitlen when we had left his moms house and that whole day i had no signs that i would be going into labor. I went to bed at about 11:30 and couldnt get comfortable so i went on the couch to sleep and after a bit realised it was having contractions in my back and then after about a half hour i couldnt handle the pain anymore so i woke up ben. He took the kids across the street and we headed to the hospital. hers started out of the blue and progressed really fast. So maybe thats how this will go??
Last night we ate Pollo Rico, way yummy. I had the chicken tacos and pollo adobado. They are so nice there. they always give us something extra. I'f we lived closer to there we'd be in trouble. We are planning on eating there "for Abigail" some time after she's born. I'm not sure if we'll cater it home or eat there. not that we need a reason to eat there. It's just really good.
It's past midnight so im 39 weeks along. I had my appt and the Dr did an exam and there is NO CHANGE in my cervix, helloooo, nothing going on. i really havent had that many contractions so it's not all surprising, but at least a 2 or something. I see my regular dr on Thurs and as of now it looks like I'll make it to that appt. Though i measured 37 this time and last time 38 we have figured she has dropped which i told him explains why shes off of my ribs. The misses gave us a scare. I woke up this morning at 5:30 and all of a sudden realised i couldnt remember the last time she moved. Then with all my might i couldnt get her to move. i wiggled and jiggled and pushed on her and she wouldnt budge. i ate some strawberries drank some water and still nothing. when Ben got up i told him and at 8 we called the drs office and instead of just uping my appt to the morning they sent us to L&D. so they put the monitor on and found her lovely heartbeat right away. It turns out she was moving, I just wasnt feeling it. (very weird) so they did a non stress test and she was fine. She did great through the contractions i was having. so we were sent home and ever so greatful it was all ok. she has since made up for the not moving episode and is kicking and jabbing away. so after Sunday we are going to work on getting this girl to come along. we'll see, she already has a mind of her own.
I went to go get her some recieving blankets and onsies and ended up getting her a blanket, socks and a couple outfits. I hadn't bought her anything untill now. Kaitlen can't wait to put the socks on her. :o)
We went and got the baby lotion, soap, dreft detergent, cotton balls, q-tips, wipes, SIZE 1 DIAPERS - awww. little hand mittens, bitty socks that im sure wont fit her feet but kaitlen picked them out. So i think we are ready for her to come. I just still have to wash her clothes, i'm so bad. Now, I still need my odds and ends. We have picked up some and still have a couple more things to get. then i need to pack my bag, I know, nothing like waiting till the last minute. Well, then i need to pack the kids bags too. It'll make it easier for auntie if they needs to change there clothes or put on there PJ's to just have it all right there. It's getting close.
My Dr was out and i saw another Dr. I measured 38 weeks and her HB was 150. We talked about contractions and stuff. he looked at Matthews labor report and everything. He said he doesn't check the cervix unless maybe your a couple days before your due date but normally waits untill 41 weeks to do an internal exam. He doesnt want to risk introducing bacteria or anything. I understand all that, but I am curious to see whats going on. so we are definitly going at this with no intervention. No exam, no induction. we play the wait and see game. ( like everyone else, lol) I see him again next week and i imagine i wont make it to my appt after that. That appt would be with my regular Dr. and would be one day before my due date.