Luke Michael South
Born June 23, 2011
6 lbs. 14 oz 18.5 inches
So for those who want to know:
Luke was born 3 weeks and 1 day early
I started contracting at about 2:00 p.m.
Got to the hospital at 3:00p.m.
Monitor me for 1 hour
New Nurse (not very smart or confident) told me that I was just dehydrated and not in active labor and told me to drink some water
Contractions started coming faster and harder
Because I am now crying and shaking, New Nurse says, "Are you in a lot of pain? You LOOK like you're in labor." She has another nurse check me (because she couldn't tell) and I am at a 5+
They admit me and New Nurse tries to get an IV started so that I can get the epidural
Having major contractions about 2 minutes apart
New Nurse tries twice (my hand was bleeding everywhere)
I finally get the epidural and the anesthesiologist tells New Nurse that her IV job stinks and to try AGAIN! 3rd times the charm, now I just look like a domestic dispute victim
I start to feel GREAT! LOVE THE EPIDURAL!
Shift change: Yay! Loved this nurse!
Started pushing at 7:55 p.m.
Baby is facing up (a lot harder to push out)
Luke arrived at 8:30 SAFE AND SOUND!
I'm so happy to not be pregnant anymore!
So happy to be going home!