|Ashley Yvonne Photography|
I was semi terrified to get pregnant with a second as I had such a rough first pregnancy with Bennett–we’re talking zofran daily, headaches daily, sciatic pain, the list goes on. When we decided to get pregnant again, I kinda just prepared myself for the worst, with a toddler I knew it wouldn’t be easy–but the end results are what makes it all worth it.
|Alison Winterroth Photography|
When my nurse came in to deliver the Stadol at 2:15AM, I asked her to check me as my photographer needed notified at 5cm, as well as my sister and MIL. She said you are only 4, I don’t know when you will be 5. So I texted them, and tried to sleep in between my ever growing contractions. I figured this would be a long night.
She came back in, and with every contraction I felt more and more like I needed to push. Within 15 minutes I was fully dilated–no one was there but with the next contraction I gave a push and broke the water, I just couldn’t hold that child back anymore. They quickly knew it was time for business. About 5 minutes later and maybe 3 pushes, my sweet baby was in my arms. Four hours and Fifty Minutes from 3 to 10, from start of pitocin to a baby on my chest.