I was pregnant with my third child and at the end of my thirty-eighth week, I was having contractions every four minutes, so we went to the hospital. After an hour of walking at the hospital, I was sent home because I was still only 2 cms. dilated. That was hard to deal with because I was excited to give birth!
I went to my scheduled doctor's appointment on Monday. My doctor told me to go to the hospital the next day at 7:00 a.m. and I would be induced. On Tuesday, I arrived at the hospital, the nurse broke my water and started a Pitocin IV. I was one of six women on the floor in labor and the way the nurses calculated, I was at least third in line to deliver.
At 10:30 a.m., I was four cms. dilated, and fifteen minutes later I had progressed to seven cms. My doctor said she had to go do a C-section for someone else and she would be back in about 40 minutes to deliver my baby. But my baby decided that he wasn't going to wait for her! By 11:00 a.m. I was feeling ready to push, so the nurse had to call another doctor on duty to deliver my baby.
Andrew David was born at 11:33 a.m. on Tuesday, May 25. He weighed eight pounds, two ounces, and was twenty-one and a quarter inches long. He is absolutely beautiful!
I told the nurses that I was very good at giving birth–I just surprised myself at how quickly and easily things went. We couldn't have been happier to welcome our third baby into our lives.