SHE WAS REEEAADDDYYY!!!!
I don’t even know where to start with this birth story, it was seriously just so crazy to me and different than I ever expected.
A few days before Christmas I woke up early, like 5 am with some back pain and started timing what felt like contractions. With Greyson, my contractions weren’t consistent and never got below 8 minutes until I was in FULL ON LABOR. I started timing these and after about an hour they stopped. Disappointing to say the least.
Two days later, the same thing happened, I woke up around 5 am again with back pain and contractions. This time, however, didn’t stop after the first hour and were between 8 and 13 minutes apart. I felt like they were pretty manageable, but probably should let Kyle know so, around 6:30 I told him he might want to finish packing his hospital bag. ( which I had been telling him for like 2 weeks)
I called the hospital and they said I could come in and they would let me know what was going on and if I could be checked in. I REALLY did not want to leave for the hospital without seeing Greyson and just taking in the last time he was my only baby!
We told my in laws to head over to our house because I’m pretty sure I’m in labor. Luckily Greyson did wake up a little early so we got to hug him, and take a last family picture as the 3 of us!
The hospital is about 30 minutes away BUT this was during rush hour so…. we had no idea, but luckily we did get there in 30-40 minutes some how.
We arrived around 8:30 and went to get the contractions monitored and found out I was already 5 cm! The nurse said she would let the machine monitor for about 20 minutes and left the room. I kid you not, 5 minutes later I feel like I have to push and Kyle runs out to get her. She checks and I’m 7 cm and they rush me into the delivery room!
I was the only person in labor so there were between 2-8 people in the room throughout labor. I really wanted to get into the bath tub again because it helped so much with Greyson, but they were too afraid I wouldn’t make it back to the bed or out of the tub in time to push. (This hospital does not allow water births)
My water had not broken by this point but my doctor checked and I was fully dilated so I could either push or she would break it. I thought it would be so magical if Audrianna was born in the sac so I decided to push!
I pushed and my water broke EVERYWHERE, talk about shocking!!
A few pushes, maybe 15 minutes and AUDRIANNA WAS BORN!!
She was born over 2 weeks early and arrived within 1.5 hours of us being at the hospital!
She was perfect and healthy and such a wonderful surprise to end our 2016