My Labor Story: The morning of my 36 week appointment at my OB, my mother made some lunch for me. I was very tired because at the time I was a server and work 5 days a week and I did not get home until 1 in the morning. I was tired, my feet hurt, and I was crampy. After I finished my macaroni and cheese, I stood up and peed myself. I was very mad because I had just showered. So I hopped in the shower again, and it was still coming out. Thirty minutes later, I was sitting on the toilet and my mother was sitting on the bathtub. It never even occurred to us that my water broke until I called my doctor and asked whether or notI should just go to the appointment and she said: "um no. I think you should head to the hospital". After a brief moment of crying from being scared/excited, we finally packed a small bag expecting to only be there for a few hours. We got to the hospital and before I could lay on the table, the nurse said: "yup, you're definitely in labor". They hooked me up to all kinds of monitors immediately. They started me on pitocin that night and 20 hours into labor they were wondering why my contractions weren't getting stronger. So they took the external ones off, and put an internal monitor in. They finally got a correct reading, and then finally gave me an epidural. I was then able to get 45 minutes of sleep. Kendall was head down but face up so they kept having me move side to side to get her situated. Seven more hours later, with a grand total of 28 1/2 hours of labor, Kendall took her first break at 7:44 pm on April 9, 2010. It was the proudest, most memorable moment of my life. She weighed 5 pounds and 14 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long.
I didn't get to breastfeed as long as I wanted. I started having mastitis very badly and my antibiotics dried up the milk. I'm 100% for breastfeeding though. Hopefully next time it will work out better.