JULY 4th 2011 THE BIG DAY!!! BIRTHDAY!!
I still remember the day clearly. Woke up around 8 am feeling a bit queasy so i ate a bowl of cereal that didnt stay down, decided to go back to sleep and than woke up around 10:50am because my mom and her boyfriend were about to make a really big breakfast which i was excited for.. Layed on my bed and turned on Kings Of Leon radio on pandora.. Almost instantly i heard and felt a pop. I remember thinking “I should get off my bed.” the second i got up liquid started trickling down my legs. I told my mom my water broke and at first she thought i was joking and than she started nervously pacing back and forth. I was also nervous SO nervous so i went into the bathroom and prayed. It really did help. Called the doctors office, took a shower while I waited (no one wants to be stuck in a room with a funkadelic momma all day) and than came downstairs and recorded the first video you see. I was SO HUNGRY and wanted to eat but didnt know if i was allowed to and plus i didnt want to end up like pooping infront of every one which i read happens haha so i ended up eating two peanuts (which came up right before Lilah was born a few hours later) and drank alot of water until i was admitted into the delivery room and they made me stop.
The nurse in the room you go to before actually being admitted attached the machinery to me to check on contractions and babies heart beat (which i kept nervously listening to) and I was laying there for awhile until she came back and gave me a vaginal examine and realized I was 6 centimeters dilated. I could hear her telling the male nurse to look because she could see the top of the head. So from there I was admitted and moved into the labor and delivery room. There was another woman there that was having a very long and dragged out labor and was turned away a few hours before and had to go home and be in pain so seeing me just go right in mustve been like “wth?”.
Labor and Delivery
My mom was allowed to come in now that I was in the delivery room and I was allowed to pick my two.. So she didnt see me in the room before and thought i was fine and not having contractions so she convinced me to not get an epidural yet which i knew all along i wanted. She did a natural birth by the time she wanted one she was to far along so she figured if she could i could too.. LOL screw that.. props to the mothers that do it that way but if i can have no pain .. you know damn well im picking no pain. So by the time the man came in to do the ultrasound I was having more contractions (which felt like period cramps to me because i get TERRIBLE cramps so when every would ask how often i had a contraction i truly didnt know.) You can kind of see me squirming around a bit especially with him prodding at my belly like that and shifting it around it would make my cramps/contractions feel a bit worse.. We weren’t allowed to record once we were in the delivery room and thats why the camera is in one position. He was in there for soooo long so i had to chop the video up a bit. The t.v channels were soo strange and since i was in the state that i was in one minute id want to find something and the next minute id be like “i dont care” lol. At one point Lilahs father (Eli) asks if we think Lilah will like Spongebob and me and my mom both say “i hope not.” which i thought was funny.
After this ultrasound guy left i knew i wanted an epidural and had to wait a while till the anesthesiologist came. I was not a happy camper. But than he came in to give me the epidural which is NOT pleasant by the way. But totally worth the discomfort ten minutes later. I had to sit slumped on the edge of the bed and straight up so he can do it which was sooo hard to do through contractions. I felt the needle kind of like touching my spine ugh the thought makes me cringe. He had to try like twice cause he said my spine was crooked like an S and asked if i had scoliosis which i dont not that i know of but the nurse said it could be from purses. After all of that was over though i was a happy camper haha. And than my doctor came checked me and I was 10 centimeters!! Luckily i did the epidural when i did because they wouldnt have let me if they knew i was basically there!
Two nurses came in and started prepping me and telling me exactly what to do but i was so overwhelmed/nervous/excited that i basically didnt hear much.. and the birthing classes also went out the window. At first i was doing it wrong because i was holding my breath and than 10-15 minutes later Lilah was born!!! It was soooo quick. And since i had that new epidural i felt no pain just pressure.. I didnt even feel when she gave me an episiotimy or when she stitched that back up.
Flo from the bad girls club just had a baby as well and was there and spoke to my mother haha so funny cause thats the only season i watched with her.
I was finally allowed to eat!!!!! Had mcdonalds yummm. Alot of people came to visit right away. Lilahs temperature was low so they couldnt put clothes on her or wash her until it went up on its own.. When they rolled me passed the window and i saw her little naked self crying thats when i felt the connection. I wanted to hold her and make her warm and feed her!
Later on I finally got to hold and feed my baby girl <3 It was unreal and you can see the emotions. You also see boobage.. Lol.. My nipples were soooooo big while pregnant and breast feeding, luckily they have gone back down to attractive proportions :)