It's Been Awhile
2008-12-16 08:16:34 ET

I gave birth. Kinda. Since I didn't push her out, I don't think I gave birth. I just... had her. At 41 weeks, 5 days (Dec.10)... my midwife had me see an OB. This OB told my midwife that I could not push this baby out at home and that I need to be in the hospital. She set me up from an induction when I hit 42 weeks and sent me on my way. My midwife told me she didnt feel comfortable with the homebirth later that night. I went into labor on my own the next morning (Dec. 11).

At 1:21pm, i wrote:

Woke up at 5am with a horrible cramping pain and the desire to poop.

Went to the bathroom, emptied my bowels and went back to bed.

Slept lightly.

6am, same pain. This time I woke Matt up.

Around 7am, Matt called the midwife and doula.

The doula headed straight over, the midwife met us at the hospital.

Yes, hospital.

The OB called us this morning and explained everything to Matt.

we decided to come in here and the hospital has been very hands off, except to do what they have to do.

I was 4cm, 100% effaced when I came in here.

I got to 8cm, 100% when I got some pain medication.. (the contractions were continuously 1 minute long, 1-2 minutes apart.

Now I am almost to 10cm, 100% effaced and I have my water bag still intact.

8 hours of labor so far, and I should be pushing the Bee out within the hour!

No pitocin needed.


Here's the Ending:

Chloe Bee Bentti was born into this world December 11, 2008 at 8:06 pm.

She was 7lbs, 10 ounces... 21 inches long.

She was OP and couldn't come down my birth canal.

I pushed for 2 hours.

Doctor called for a c-section, and Matt and I bawled. :(

but, i have a cute fuzzy newborn.. and I am exhausted.

my c-section makes me angry and bitter.. and slowly I am coping with what happened. I tried my best.. or i think i did. I hear otherwise from others though.

2008-12-16 09:28:36 ET

oh my goodness... i'm so sorry.

2008-12-16 10:28:38 ET

Don't take their crap! Give me their names & addresses and I'll show them what's what ;)

2008-12-16 10:29:06 ET

And congrats ;)

2008-12-17 02:25:13 ET

Wow! What a head of hair on the baby!

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