Mom Drove Herself To Hospital For The Arrival Of Her Son
A few days before I went into labor, I lost my mucous plug. Early Wednesday morning, my water broke, except that I didn't know that's what it was! I went to work (half day) and did other errands as usual. Jason and I came home for a nap at about 4:30. By now, I was heavily leaking, so I called the doctor. After having the doc finally call me back, I headed to the hospital approximately 7:30 p.m.
I drove myself to the hospital. By the time I had reached the facility, my belly had dropped! I waddled my way in to be checked and they tell me I'm at a 3. I was scared out of my wits because this was it! But I figured that billions of other women had done it before me, I could do it too.
Soon, relatives were showing up; and Jason too after his nap . I was laughing and having a GOOD time until I reached a 5 or 6. They administered the epidural around 10:30 that evening. The painless experience made it go by so quickly, that I was delivering in no time.
I delivered Austin at 2:30 that next morning (Thursday). At 7 pounds, 11 ounces, he was a perfect baby. Now, I'm due with my second in January 2000, and am excited as all get-out. I just know this one's gonna be a breeze!