Kylie's entrance into the world By Renee Dillashaw Print
Birth Stories - Birth Center Birth Stories
Tuesday, 10 February 2009 10:07
The night before I had my daughter my boss let me be the first person to leave, I think it was the first time ever. My husband wanted to go to the mall and buy and extra cell phone just in case any thing should happen while he and I were not together. Was he ever smart! We went out to eat and then picked my mom up to shop at the all night Wal-Mart and hour away. This was a usual trip for us as I didn't always sleep good when I was pregnant. We didn't get home until two a.m. and we went to bed. He woke me up at 8 on his way out the door to the golf course. Nine minutes later I was having terrible pains. It took me an hour to realize they were every twenty minutes. So then I knew I was in labor. I called my husband on his new cell phone and told him. He said to call him back when they were ten minutes apart. So I called my mom to cancel our shopping for the day and then I got in the shower.

I almost didn't get out of the shower because it seemed like my contractions wouldn't stop. When I finally got dressed and called my husband and mid-wife I realized they were about four and a half minutes apart. The birthing center I went to had four different midwives and wouldn't you know they only one I didn't really know was on duty. My husband was in a panic to get home and I guess I can see why. Both my grandmothers delivered their first children in under four hours and it had been over two hours since I went into labor.

So he came home and we went off to the birthing center after calming him down. He was running around to much and I just couldn't keep up. We meet the midwife there at 11 and I was only 2 c.m. I walked a little bit and then I rocked in the rocking chair. My contractions were about two minutes apart when she decided to check me and put me in the hot tub. I was at four when I got in and an hour later I was only at five when I got out.

She stretched me to six and broke my water. I knew I had to push but I didn't want to tell anyone. That was the scariest part to me. Within thirty minutes I was holding my little angel. Nine days early she weighed 7 lbs. 6 oz. She would have been a whopper full term!! I had the best support in the world and I am so thankful for them, I don't think I could have gone drug free in a hospital environment. My husband surprised everyone and the nurse and midwife both said he would make a great labor coach. He was wonderful and so was my best friend. I needed two people. Someone to hold the wet rag on my head and someone to rub my back. I would not change a thing about the whole experience. She will be one in three weeks and I can't wait for the next one.