Our baby new baby (gender we didn’t find out) was Made in China. We went to Hong Kong and China in November. We spent 2 weeks exploring as a family and hanging out with extended family. We found out we were expecting a little one in December, but stats and weeks weren’t verified till the end of January through a longer ultrasound. We found out that baby’s due date was 8/24/18.
This pregnancy came with many more test because of suspected gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia. I took the gestational diabetes 1hr test and failed by 1 point. I then had to take the 3hr test the following week. I ended up taking it in Sacramento so my dad could watch E. I passed with flying colors. No gestational diabetes. Kaiser stopped doing the urine test during every appointment, but they kept testing mine and ordering blood test for pre-eclampsia. Protein was never found, but my blood pressure was high during the 2nd or last month of pregnancy and also at our last appointments. At our last appointment they actually ordered for me to go straight to Labor & Delivery to be monitored and my OB/GYN actually said they may induce. I went in and was monitored. Everything was good! That caffeine I drank before my appointment… Hehe… Opps… But, I am definitely blessed by a doctor who was overly cautious.
On Tuesday 8/7/18 we had a Kaiser blood pressure test and monitoring appointment. We hungout and cleaned the house. I went to sleep with E. I got up and went pee during the evening around 4AM (8/8/18). Around 6AM I woke up and thought I had a dream and peed all over myself. It felt like baby kicking out water or a big splash come out. I was so tired so I thought “I just peed myself.” I tried to close my eyes to go back to sleep. The liquids kept coming out like a burst. I thought “Okay, I better get up…” I went out and said, “Edmund, my water broke.” I went to the bathroom and found out my water did break. Around 6:29AM I gave Kaiser a call and they told us to come in. We got E up and got our bags ready and we were out of the house. We didn’t want to hit rush hour.
Edmund dropped me off and I walked up to the 3rd Floor (Labor and Delivery) and checked in (7:20AM). I got all ready in the room and the accessed me in Triage 1 and Janine (my best bud) arrived to watch and hangout with E. I then got admitted into L&D Room 3. We hungout and they let me eat a sandwich (turkey on wheat) with some juice. We watched some Paw Patrol and hungout. My contractions were getting closer, longer, and stronger. I let Edmund visit one of our other friends who was in the other wing they delivered the day before. The nurses started prepping all the tools, etc. already. I wasn’t thinking baby was coming anytime soon. Once he came back they put an IV in and drew blood. The person drawing my blood and putting the IV in had “INTERN” on her badge… That was interesting and I was worried. She took awhile looking for my vein. She also didn’t connect something correctly and my blood got all over the tray. When E saw that he freaked out and went to daddy and bit him. He knew something wasn’t right.
A little after my IV was in I was so ready to push. I told the nurse “I think I have to push!!!!” They called the midwife in. The midwife measured me. She said “10cms”. Then we started the pushing. This was around 11:50AMish. I pushed for 38 minutes. Baby boy came out at 12:28AM!