Seth Gabriel Oliva
7 lbs. 4 oz.
Tuesday, September 23rd
5:30pm - felt some cramping Are these pre-labor contractions?
6:00pm - started to time the "contractions" This is definitely the real thing
7:00pm - steady flow of contractions every 5 min. One right after another!
8:00pm - wondering when to call doctor, some bleeding Have I dialated?
9:00pm - contractions remain 5 min. apart, intensifying Ouch!
10:00pm - begin to prepare to drive to hospital Load up the car!
11:00pm - arrive at hospital What do you mean I didn't pre-register?
Wednesday, September 24th
12:00am - not dialated, no admittance I am not opening at all?
1:00am - back home, hard contractions every 5 min. Double ouch!
2:00am - strong pains, pacing the house How do I get through this?
3:00am - strong pains, bounce on excercise ball Remember this is just the beginning!
4:00am - strong pains, more bleeding I guess I won't rest at all tonight...
5:00am - strong pains, practice relaxation methods with husband Breathe in.... breathe out....
6:00am - leave for hospital "Honey, I'm taking you NOW!"
7:00am - 2 - 3 cm. dialated, admittace finally, some progress
8:00am - asked about epidural Is this really happening?
9:00am - set up in delivery room Call mom and dad
10:00am - parents and brother arrive Still trying to get through those pains
10:30am - epidural ((ahhhh.......))
11:00am - shivers from epidural, ((still ahhh.....))
12:00pm - aunt arrives, take a nap actually got some shut eye
1:00pm - 6 cm. dialated "And you are doing this all on your own..."
2:00pm - doctor comes by "You are doing great!"
3:00pm - 9 cm. dialated Wow, he's almost here
4:00pm - will deliver within the hour Really?
5:00pm - epidural runs dry What do you mean it's too late for more?!
5:30pm - baby delivered naturally Now I know the true meaning of labor!