The countdown to baby!
Wednesday an ultrasound was done and baby measured 6.8lbs.
Thursday at my appointment with Dr. English I was told I’m dialated to 3cm. I’m 39 weeks now. So I am more than ready.
Saturday I felt a lot of pressure and thought this is the day! I’ve had 3 other pregnancies and had never experienced the joy of losing my mucus plug… it was disgusting. I was showering and ended up with a handful of goo. I literally thought I was going to hurl lol. Anyway throughout the day I felt lots of pressure and contractions. Joe and I visited the hospital and I was observed for a couple of hours but in the end the contractions slowed and I was sent home.
Some things just don’t go as planned. I had been having contractions all day Sunday starting around 1:30 am or so but at that time they were over an hour apart. As the day went on we had lunch and ran our errands I felt them getting more frequent to 15 min apart around 6:30, then 5-7 min around 8. They had been lasting longer and were more painful so we headed to the hospital. At 9:15 I was checked and told I was dialated to a 6, then at 9:30 they say I was at 8cm! They were moving so fast to get me admitted, my IV and fluids, run some labs and get my epidural. My dr wasn’t available so they had to call her backup (my dr has delivered all 3 of my kids so hearing this made me so nervous! I was like wait I’m a surrogate and had to brief everyone about our birth plan which my dr was very aware of!) Joe was also having to update my mom and the IPs and make sure they were on the way (they actually just flew in from Switzerland less that m than 24 hours ago so were at their hotel) I was rushed down the hall and had people all around me trying to get everything done quickly. At this point my contractions were right on top of each other and I’m just trying not to think and just focus on my breathing. The IPs get here and see me struggling so Joe took them outside so that I can get my epidural and so they don’t have to see me like that. Then Dr. Jones and the anesthesiologist came in and the Dr checks me again but says I’m complete (fully dialated) so he says we don’t have time for an epidural… I am obviously in pain and start to panic a little. It’s about time to just start pushing but Joe and the IPs aren’t in the room yet. I panic a little more now. The nurse goes running trying to get everyone telling the whole floor to find them. About 5 minutes later I’m in the stirrups, they all walk in, my water breaks and then PAINNN… I felt like the wind was knocked out of me, I couldn’t breathe, but chest felt heavy. The absolute worst pain of my life begins! Just 4 agonizing pushes later and he’s out. I am shaking, sweating, crying, panting and SMILING. Sooo many emotions come over me. He’s here! I did it! I helped make their dream come true. They’re parents and they have a baby! We’re all still in shock and disbelief, everything happened so fast so our emotions are still catching up to us. Not even 1 hour of being here and all of this happened. This journey has been one of a kind. I just feel so thankful and blessed that this is something we were able to be a part of. God is so good.
Baby Kei (pronounced Kay) is here!
Born September 2, 2018 at 10:36pm
Weighing 6lbs 13 oz
Happy Birthday Kei!