Hopkins Meyer Black had no interest in acknowledging he would like to be born until 5:30 am. I got up to potty and holy dear, wet the bed a little when I stood. OMG THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING! So I walked to the bathroom. washed my face. Put down a towel. And woke up the Ben Black.
I'm having a baby today! Was all I could think. I should take one final picture of him on the inside. On the inside where he has been snuggled away, growing like a weed, and all around making my life amazing. As I've said before, I'm a weirdo who loves to be preggo. (other than the times when it hurts or when I pee myself. Noted.) I called after hours. I collected our things. I changed and and put our sheets into sanitize. I woke up my mom, who thank goodness was here, "just in case." I thought that I should have put G to bed last night (mom guilt is immediate.)
We got to the hospital around 7.
Why yes, that IS a towel between my legs. I'm classy, y'all.
My contractions were slow, and not very painful. They asked if I'd be having an epidural. I said yes. Explained that I wanted to wait a bit. Explained that I DID NOT WANT to be re-cathed post baby so I was nervous. They checked me. We made it to our room around 8:15. Contractions about 5 mins apart. I explained to my nurses how I was going to drop the F bomb like it was hot this time. We all laughed. chatted. they told me that if I want an epidural, just to keep in mind that it takes about 15 mins to pump me with fluid before they can insert it... so think ahead.
I'm good. I'm not imagining my "rosebud" opening like the hypno-birth book said, but I try to imagine my hips spreading event further apart than they already are. Not so bad. 9 am "are you ready?" Nah. I'm good. Jokes. Laughter.
9:30. How are you doing? I'm great. Ok, so we are going to have you kind of change positions to your side. We think you're laying too flat. Fine fine.
9:45. ummm Maybe I want to get ready for the ep's? should I? shouldn't I? Uh... sure, lets at least get started on the fluids. this is starting to hurt some.
9:50 CANNOT STAND IT. WHERE IS MY EPIDURAL. WHEN CAN I HAVE IT?
9:55 SOMEONE SAVE ME. JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL. (My nurse: Let me check you. on phone I NEED ANOTHER NURSE. SOMEONE GET ANOTHER NURSE. I NEED A DOCTOR. GET A DOCTOR NOW.)
10 Lady below steps in and says LOOK AT ME. You focus on me right now. Me: I can't. I DIDN'T WANT TO DO THIS (meaning sans drugs.)
10:15 Welcome, Baby Meyer.
10:20... I forgot to say F.
We are in love. We also overheard the ped's checking him out announce that he didn't have any "accessory nipples." Which made me giggle. So in case you were wondering... just 2.
Never would I have imagined his birth story going that way. But then again, never could I have imagined his tiny little self. He is perfect. And jaundiced... so you know, tan :) We love him. Griffin loves him. And this is just day 1. Welcome to the world, Baby Meyer.