Max went to see the pediatrician for the first time on February 14th. We brought Susan some flowers for Valentines Day and she said that Max was her valentine.
2 days ago
|Yep, that's my stomach, sorry if you're squeamish.|
|Some final photos of the belly at 39 weeks|
|bare belly at 39 weeks|
All of the sudden around 8:30pm I felt this medium sized gush that felt like I had popped a ballon and water was flowing out. It felt warm, like I had peed myself. Sorry if this is TMI. I sat there for a second and then said "umm guys.... I think my water just broke" David looked over from the kitchen and was like are you serious. I really was unsure, but that was a lot of fluid. My mom came down stairs and helped me up and I asked if I could use the bathroom. She said sure, but I was just panicky because I didn't know how much time I had and I know that with having a c-section they really didn't want you to go into labor because it would be treated as more of an emergency c-section. Every time I moved, stood up or did anything more water would come out. Not a trickle or a small leak, a GOOD bit of fluid. I really didn't know how to function with all that water coming out. I went upstairs to change and David was gathering our bags which we were repacking. I was just so glad I had taken a shower and was as ready as I could have been. My mom finally reminded us to call the doctor. The midwife called back and asked a few questions and then said well, come on in. I really contemplated wearing no pants and just a towel because it was coming out so much. I had no idea that was going to happen. We got in the car and got to the hospital in record time. They checked us in right away and we headed to a pre-op room.
|Filling out tons of paperwork|
The nurses were super nice and weren't sure since I had just eaten (I was suppose to fast after midnight) if they would just monitor me and wait until the morning to have the c-section as scheduled or do it right away. My contractions started in the car. They just felt like pretty bad period cramps. They were lasting about 30 seconds and were sporadic. The doctor instructed the nurse and wanted her to check how far dilated I was. I was at a 2 which was fine, they just didn't want me to be progressing super fast. At that point, I was taking back saying that I wanted to experience real labor as I felt jipped getting the c-seciton, but if I was going to have the c-section I was over the contractions already.
|Here is a really attractive photo of me having some contractions.|