Monday, August 22, 2016

Sarah from Foxy's Domestic Side {The Mommylogues Series}

I'm so happy to have Sarah guesting today! One of my favorite things is hearing about birth stories and Sarah is sharing both of her experiences. I am in awe of natural (no medical-intervention) births so this was amazing to read!
Hello Work It Mommy readers! Thank you Whitney for having me today for participating in the Mommylogue Series. I am a mom of 2, a boy (Baby Fox - 5.5) and a girl (Mini Fox - 3 weeks shy of 3).
I was thinking about what I wanted to write about and decided to write about both of my birth experiences. My first one was typical; I went into early labor about 11am on Christmas Eve, and then labored through the night. I knew that I wanted to labor on my own for as long as possible because I knew once I got the epidural I would be bed ridden. I lasted until about 4:30am and the pain was too much so I asked for the epidural and was at 7cm. Phew, just in time, after 7cm, they don't give epidurals at our hospital. After the epidural it seemed to speed up my labor as I was at a 10 around 6:30am and ready to push. But Baby Fox had other plans, his heart rate was all over the place so I was really only "allowed" to push every 2-3 contractions to get his heart rate back up. Baby Fox was born at 7:19am on Christmas Day. I know, I never in a million years thought I would have a Christmas Baby. Our due date was early January, so it never crossed my mind I would go into labor early.
First selfie as a family of 3
Mini Fox...wow, Mini Fox was like a tornado. We had put Baby Fox to bed about 8:50pm, and I had my first contraction while I was putting him to bed. I kissed him goodnight and went downstairs to watch some TV. Mr. asked if I wanted him to start timing the contractions, I told not yet...then about 15 minutes later I was like, maybe we should start timing them. About 9:45, he says I think we should head to the hospital, I was like I just started, it took forever with Baby Fox, let's just wait. He said well I'm going to call your parents to have them come over. I told him I wanted to take a shower while we waited. So off to the shower I went, while in the shower, probably the warm water in hindsight, I was having so many contractions it took a good 30 minutes to take what usually takes me 10 minutes. Of course I was wearing this really super ugly nail polish (Baby Fox wanted me to paint my nails orange, but I didn't want all of my pictures to have orange nail polish). Mr. said we don't have time for that, let's just get going. Just then my parents showed up and I had a contraction at the top of the stairs, and then another one at the bottom. My parents were certain I was going to have the baby at the bottom of the stairs. Luckily our hospital is only 12 minutes away, but man those were a painful 12 minutes, the contractions were now 2 minutes apart. I was getting no relief. We got to the hospital ER (since you have to enter through there because it's now about 10:40pm), and they take one look at me and said sign here, here and here and we'll fill it out later, get her upstairs! We get there and I tell them my contractions are about 2 minutes apart, but I'm talking normal and smiling, I'm sure they didn't believe us. They tell me to change into the gown and get in bed and they'll come and check me. As soon as I change and I am about to get on the bed (literally, one leg on the bed and one leg on the floor) my water breaks. I tell Mr. I either just peed myself or my water broke. Mr. calls in a nurse and she takes one look at it and says yep your water just broke, they change the sheets and clean up and I get in bed. I tell them I want the epidural right away, so can they give me the IV fluid. They check me and I'm at 7cm. The nurse gets the IV in me and I am having contractions on top of each other. Just as she finishes, the other nurse says let me check you again, and she does and I'm now at 10cm, no wonder I was in so much pain! In about 10 minutes I went from a 7 to a 10! I ask, so does this mean no epidural?...insert sad face here. There are people running around everywhere, I'm screaming in pain...and I just need to push, the nurse says, stop pushing there isn't a doctor here yet. So I wait through one contraction, the doctor runs in and catches Mini Fox, 2 contractions later. Wow, I just did that with no drugs?! Say what?! That was NOT my birth plan!
See the orange nail polish?
I think all of this is to say, that no matter what your birth plan is, how you have your baby, whether it be with drugs, without drugs, through a C-section, you are still a mother and you love your child no matter what! 

Thanks for having me, Whitney. I just love talking and hearing about birth stories. Have you told yours yet? Link it down below so I can read it!

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15 comments:

  1. This sounds so much like my birth experiences! I had an epidural the first time around with an early baby and natural the second time and was only at the hospital for 50 minutes before Emmy was born. Crazy!! Love birthday stories so much!

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    1. I know I can't get enough of them! Crazy how fast the second one comes!

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  2. Oh my goodness this was so fun to read. Those littles are so cute and they always have the best family selfies. She should seriously give lessons :P.

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    1. hehe, thanks! I was trying to figure out a way to do a lesson on Selfies...but it's hard taking a picture of you taking a selfie...LOL :) When I figure it out...

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  3. Loved hearing this story, Sarah!!

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  4. A Christmas baby, what a fun surprise! This is almost exactly like my birth stories too. Those second babies sure don't mess around when they're ready to come out.

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    1. Funny how those second ones don't want to wait, and her personality definitely matches the way she entered!

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  5. Thanks for having me Whitney! It was so fun to share my stories!

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  6. Waiting too long to get to the hospital is like my worst nightmare. The first time my water broke so that was a nice big let's get to the hospital sign. This time I'm like I have no idea when to go!!! Thank goodness our hospital is just down the road.

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  7. Love how every birth story is so different! You rock :)!

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  8. Give me all the pain medicine. I mean... with a c-section it was needed of course but really, the idea of a no medicine frightens me on a level I don't even have words for.

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  9. I love hearing birth stories! I did one of each as well. Both by choice. First I did natural on top of getting induced. Second I went for the epidural. If there is ever a third, which there won't be, it would be epidural all the way! Lol

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  10. So funny! I had a similar story with Henry that you did with Baby Fox and then the same thing happened with Wesley that happened with Mini Fox! Luckily I barely got to the hospital in time with Calvin to get an epidural, but man was I worried that I wouldn't be able to get one again!

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  11. Yay! I love Sarah! I can’t believe how fast Mini Fox came! Wow. Sweet girl was ready to meet her mommy and daddy!! I love reading birth stories.

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  12. Wow! Two pushes?!? Amazing!! Loved reading both stories!

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