My third pregnancy was very similar to my first two: easy and enjoyable. I love being pregnant and I’m so thankful I had 3 very comfortable and healthy pregnancies. The only thing different with my third was pressure in my pelvic area towards to end of my pregnancy. I kept thinking she was going to just *pop* her head out at any time.
On the early morning of May 15 (just a couple days before her due date) I woke up to very intense contractions. This had happened a few times days prior, so I thought it was another false alarm. Then around 3 in the morning they got so intense that I knew it was time. Logan was working the night shift so I called him asking when he would be home. He told me he was on his way so I called his mom to let her know it was time! She came over to watch Cash & Sawyer. When Logan got home I told him he could probably take a shower, but then I had an intense contraction and he was like “nope, we gotta go!” So we headed out the door and arrived at the hospital around 5:00/5:15 AM.
Everyone at the hospital check-in apparently thought I was far from delivering because no one was rushing. The nurse (who said “we’re all guessing you’re a 5 or 6”) checked me and said “wow you’re an 8! Did you want the natural birthing room?” To which I responded, “no, I want an epidural.” And she just kind of looked at me like “uhh not happening”, but said ooookay…and started wheeling me to the room.
A couple nurses came in my room along with the midwife, Yvonne. When I told them I wanted an epidural they all looked at me like, “are you serious?”
Yvonne basically told me it was almost time to push! She said I *could* get an epidural but it would literally be pointless.I am all about mind over matter. The fact that I went into this thinking I’d be able to get an epidural really threw me off. I would have done the natural birthing room and labored in the tub if I had known that I was for sure unable to get the epidural.
Yvonne said she was going to break my water and then I could start to push. I was freaking out!
She broke my water, told me to get on all fours, and…well, I had no choice & started pushing.
Finally, Logan & Yvonne let me know the head is out. I felt a slight moment of relief until I thought about how I still have to push the shoulders out.
I could feel every little thing. Her shoulders, followed by her body, her legs, & then the chord.
The feeling of pushing the rest of her out was such a relief.
They immediately laid baby Capri on my chest, and she was so cheesy (covered with vernix) and so perfect.
She was born at 6:10 AM. Hardly an hour after we arrived at the hospital! I pushed for less than 10 minutes!
We did it, baby girl!
Capri Grace. My little wild card.
We were discharged just over 24 hours after delivery.
I am so thankful that everything went so quickly and there were no complications. Yvonne from Premier Care For Women was amazing! I am so happy that she was the one to deliver Capri.
I highly recommend Premier Care For Women in Sun City, AZ for anyone looking for an amazing provider.