Don't I look happy? Thats because I have no idea what is in store for me. At this point my contractions were getting pretty close together, around every 4-5 minutes and Andrew finally convinced me it was time to go to the hospital.
6:00pm By the time we got to the hospital (15 min later) the contractions were now 3 minutes apart and VERY painful.
problem #1 there were no birthing rooms. too many women were in labor at the same time.
problem #2 I needed a birthing room stat
problem #3 My nurse was not the best at time management, aka she was slow. really slow.
problem #4 my nurse still had not sent my bloodwork (results are required prior to epidural)
problem #5 I was taken into a storage/ recovery/office room with no birthing bed or supplies. There was a regular hospital bed that was going to have to do.
problem #6. There was someone working in the office part of the room- problem solved- the pulled a curtain across my portion of the room
problem #7 These contractions were unbearable
7:04 pm I pushed a baby out in a storage room with no pain medication at all- yes it hurt a lot. The midwife barely got there in time to put on gloves. Literally I had to say "the baby's head is going to come out. You need to find her NOW!"
This would be about the time I said "I guess you were right we should have left for the hospital sooner"
We are home and although exhausted, very happy. Chloe is already an adorable big sister! I am sure I have left out a ton of details, but I think I covered the main ones.