Monday, July 8, 2013

McKenzie's Birth Story

I was 39weeks and 3 days pregnant, ready to evict lil miss on my next appointment that was just a couple days away.

On Monday night (June 17th, 2013) at about 9pm I was finishing up my latest tv show hulu addiction (Revenge) on my laptop. When I got done with the last episode (perfect timing i'd say?) I got up off the couch and all of a sudden as I was walking to the kitchen to finally eat dinner.. I felt a gush of water in my pants..It literally felt like a water balloon just popped. I yelled out to Bob who was in the kitchen.. "Babe?! I think my water just broke!!" Bob: "What the hell does that mean?!"
So I waddled into the bathroom feeling gross, checked everything out and called my mom. That ish just kept coming out, and honestly at first I couldn't tell if I just pee'd my pants! I knew it couldn't have been.. and my mom was pretty sure that this was it. Funny thing about it is she had just texted me telling me she was going to bed early since she had a long day.. well guess not mom! ;)

I called Kaiser's advice nurse and she told me to take my time, get my bags packed, hop in the shower if I wanted and come down when we were done.

So what'd I do.. of course i hopped in the shower! I was feeling disgusting! After my shower I got out and started doing my hair and makeup. I washed my hair earlier that day, thankgoodness but let it air dry so it was a bit wavy for my liking.. so I started straightening it a lil bit and made it look somewhat decent for pictures.


this is my oh shit, we're about to have a baby face!

As I got dressed I was contemplating what to wear to the hospital.. I had on a gray skirt and tank and then changed to some sweat pants even though it was pretty warm out. I'm so happy I changed because that gray skirt woulda looked like I peed my pants over and over by the time I got to the hospital.
The whole time we were getting ready to leave I was just running around the house, picking up clothes, dishes to the sink, going through my bags as if I hadn't had them all ready for days..


Finally we were off.. only a 15min drive to the hospital, the whole time not feeling anything we get upstairs to the Labor & Delivery dept just after 10. While there my water kept breaking and I by now was so thankful I just wore sweats.. those quickly went into a bag and and I was just in a gown from then on out! After all the paperwork I finally was seen by a midwife.. There was no checking my cervix or anything because since it was obvious my water broke they didn't want to risk an infection by checking. 


Me cheesin and mr anti pictures was getting tired, after such a long day at work

We were sent right to our room. This was it!! By now it was about 11:30 and we were just encouraged to rest, rest, rest!

To be continued.. 

XoXo Rachel



6 comments:

Shelley said...

How exciting!!!

Mrs. K said...

Can't wait to read the rest!

Mrs. Mama said...

That is so cool that your water actually broke. I was really wanting that to happen. I can't wait to hear the rest of the story.
Ashley @ Mrs. Mama

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Tausha said...

NOOOOO, I'm DYING for the full story!!! GAH!

But, I can remember those first few weeks - and girl GET YOUR REST - Your in for the long haul!!

xoxox