All day Saturday, February 1, 2014, I was having contractions about 10 minutes apart. It was more than that at times and a little less than that, too, but I was feeling good for the most part. Then, I was woke out of a sound sleep, around 1:30 am, on Sunday, February 2, 2014, with stronger contractions coming every five minutes. My water ruptured around 2:30 am, and the planned calls, for our stay in the hospital, were put through.
By 4:45 am, we were getting signed in at our hospital's Birth Center. They took me right to labor and delivery and hooked me up to what felt like every contraption under the sun. It's so frustrating to want to be able to move about and be hindered to do so by so many cords and wires and whatnot.
Hard labor began around 7:30 am. My hubby was AMAZING, which helped keep me sane, because I felt like my labor and delivery nurse was uber condescending. I mean, I know they do this sort of thing every day, which is why I was counting on her to give me pointers and ideas to get me through, but I didn't expect all the undertones. All I can say is thank goodness we get to pick our doctors, because both mine and Kaden's were and are the best!
By 12:30 pm, I had been stuck at 8 cm for nearly two hours. I'd had it! I've had crazy painful back labor with all my kiddos, and it wasn't subsiding with Kaden. As soon as Ezekiel rotated face down for delivery, it was as if I'd had what I imagine an epidural would be like. The back labor ceased, and I regained complete control despite being in labor for over 14 hours. Adina was born so stinkin' fast that I didn't really have time to lose momentum, and once again, made it through. I guess the thought of needing an epidural to get me through scared Kaden right out of me, because literally, the epidural guy was standing by my bedside, when my doctor said that it was too late. Now, I've done this twice before and knew it could be done, but never before have I ever experienced this kind of prolonged pain without some kind of relief. Fortunately, the pushing part is easy in comparison to labor itself, though. So, her words were music to my ears; and by 12:45 pm, Kaden was lying in my arms.
Ezekiel and Adina are completely smitten with their new baby brother. Adina wants to help with EVERYTHING, and Ezekiel seems so proud and much more interested than he was when Adina was born. They brought Kaden the little moose they picked out for him, and Kaden helped me pick out a few things for them, too.
Goodcents (Adina's favorite) sandwiches on our way home, but then, I promptly crawled into bed and let my hubby take over as Mr. Mom. He was home with us all week and ever so helpful with doing the laundry, cooking, cleaning, entertaining Ezekiel and Adina, running errands, supporting me, and everything in between. I'm one lucky girl, friends ;).