Birth Story: KaylaTuesday, February 10, 2015
So after a gruelling long wait Kayla is finally here ♥︎
We're finally home and she's 4 days old right now :)
Born on 7th Feb 2015 3:41am , 39weeks
Birth Weight: 2.3kg
After waiting and waiting for her to pop I've reached a point where I felt like I was going to be pregnant forever and on Friday (6th Feb) I decided to just head out for dinner with D and some friends. Just when we were about to leave the house (7pm) I started to feel really bad pain in my stomach, and it got more and more painful really fast. So we ended up rushing down to the hospital instead.
At the hospital they checked me and I was only 1.5cm dilated, so they burst my waterbag and placed me on drip to help me dilate faster. I was given laughing gas to help alleviate the pain while waiting for the epidural. I felt so much better after the epidural kicked in at about 9pm and we were asked to get some rest as active labour will probably only start the next morning. By 1130pm I was 3cm dilated and things were looking up! But at about 1230am baby's heart rate started dropping and it seemed like she didn't take too well to the drip. So the nurses lowered the dosage of the drip to almost 0 and that was a big problem because it meant that I might take a lot longer to dilate. Thinking that it will be at least another 7hrs till baby comes, I lowered the dosage of my epidural. But at 2am I started to feel very intense contractions and called for the nurse to up my epidural. It didn't seem to be working and for the next 1.5hours I was in extreme pain and felt like baby's coming out. It was only after 3am that the nurse checked me and told me I'm 10cm dilated and ready for delivery.
Everything happened really fast and after about 3 pushes Kayla was in my arms :)