Miles Christopher was born at 37 weeks and 5 days on July 22nd weighing in at 5 lbs and 18 1/4″ long. My tiny little thing.
The night before was like any other night. My mom made it into town and after a nice dinner with the family, my husband took us out on a golf cart ride. The ride all of a sudden turned into an off-road adventure towards the end. I don’t know what my husband was thinking 🙄 anyway, I decided after that bumpy golf cart ride that I needed a glass of wine. Then I decided after that glass of wine, that having sex would be the icing on top of the cake. Mind you, I was really uncomfortable at this point in my pregnancy that I wanted him out (naturally of course).
At about 1 am I woke up with contractions. I timed them for a few hrs only to become more uncomfortable as the pain grew more intense. Was it the golf cart ride, the wine or sex that put me into labor? Maybe a combo of all 3. Finally at 5 am I called the on call OB who luckily happened to be my ob! She told me to come in to get monitored and at 630, we arrived at the hospital. I was exhausted. My eyes were blood shot from lack of sleep and I had a headache.
They hooked me up to the monitors and saw I was having contractions. I hate that they always ask me “on a scale of 1-10, what is your pain level?” I may have lied and told them it was worse than it really was because I know I would be sent home and there was no way I was leaving the hospital without a baby. The nurse checked to see if I was dilated and I was at a 1! Oh the agony.
At 930 my OB came in and after she checked me I was at a 1.5. It was so slow going, but after she gave me all my options, I decided to stay until noon, get rechecked, and if I hadnt progressed, they would send me home. Noon rolled around, and when the nurse checked me at the time, I had dilated to a 4. It was on, we would be having Miles that day. Ryan sent out the massive text to immediate family that he was coming.
At 2 pm I got the epidural. I was more aware of everything this time around. The epidural hurt so bad going in. I started crying and shaking. The anesthesiologist couldn’t stop the procedure obviously, but I was in pain. The nursing staff talked me through me and kept me calm as best they could and finally it was in.
Hours past and I could feel every contraction. I was so scared going into labor as the epidural was working on only the left side of my body. I kept telling the nurse it wasn’t working and she kept telling me to push the blue button. I must have pressed that button 8-10 times until finally my left side was so limp and the right side was finally somewhat numb. I am such a baby when it comes to pain. At 5:55 pm I was 10cm and my ob told me to begin pushing. I pushed 4 times and our 2nd little miracle was born at 5:59.