Friday, October 24, 2008

Part Two Summary

The next part of the labor story is more difficult to write. Partly because I get a bit hazy on the details because the last five minutes or so are really all that matter in the end and partly because much of it was painful and scary. It involves having to wait in a tiny triage room for three hours until a labor and delivery room opened up. Having insane back labor, throwing up, and not getting the epidural I requested for an hour and half. Having the epidural wear off when I was at eight centimeters, having to wait an hour to get some relief and then finding out the machine delivering the meds to me was off! Then pushing for over three hours. Then there is also a side story about how I got wickedly constipated--actually impacted and had to go to the emergency room the evening after we went home from the hospital. At about the same time my milk came in and I was engorged I had a nurse (my hero) pulling shit out of my ass which was more acutely painful than the labor itself.

1 comment:

Existential Waitress said...

Oh man. That DOES sound painful and scary! I feel for you. I can't believe the machine with the meds was off! And the constipation...I thought I had it bad after giving birth. Again, I feel for you. So are you planning on having any more kids? (kidding, kidding. Much, much too soon, I know)!