Wow! I still have a hard time believing that it happened, but here is the story for your enjoyment along with my journaling.
Thursday I decide to try out my exercise ball, I had heard it can induce labor. Well, I had a few cramps nothing big, so didn't think anything of it. I went to bed that night feeling nauseated and just sore in my lower back. Well, about 2 am (Michael had not gone to bed yet) I rushed out of bed thinking I had peed the bed cause I could hold it. I got there and peed, but sat there for a min, and then it went again. So, I sat there a little longer, and again it happened. At this point I didn't really know if I just really had to pee or possibly that my water had broken, so I called my Michael and told him I think I may be loosing my water... Can you call you mom and find out? I described what was going one and she said yes I was loosing my water. WOW! I got soooooooo excited and Michael a little scatter brained, but still a great husband and took care of me. I called my mom and told her and told her to come on up to S.F. Again because this time I was not leaving that hospital without a baby!
By 3am Friday morning we were at the hospital and getting all set up. About 4 I started having hard and steady contractions. the nurses couldn't believe how often they were coming. Finally I had the epidural about 6 am. Very happy! That kicked in ASAP!!!!! After that it was smooth sailing and didn't feel an ounce of pain the rest of the time! It was great! actually, I got so numb I had to get a cafiter put in just to be able to pee. LOL. They checked me at 9 am and I am 3 centimeters dilated and 90% effaced. 2 hours later I was 7 Centimeters and 9.5% effaced. Then they just waited for the last 3 centimeters. At 3:30 they wanted to do a train set of pushed to see if that would get him down further (he wasn't really scooting down). So I pushed and pushed and pushed. After about 1 hour it started to stress the baby out a little bit so, they call the dr in for the real deal. By then I was so exhausted already. Mind you it is 13 hours since I got there. We pushed for another hour, the whole time with me really wanting the vacuum to help me out, and being rejected the whole time. Finally about 4:30pm. they decided I had to have the vacuum cause I wasn't going to be able to get him out on my own. They had me on oxygen my this point. I wasn't in any pain at all due to a very numb bottom half, but all the pushing wore me out. They had me continue pushing as much as I could because the baby had pooped in the womb and they needed him out before he inhaled any of it. Needless to say in about 9 mins when he finally got pulled out, Michael wasn't able to cut the cord but was right there for everything else.
While they cleaned up Aaron with Michael the Dr. told me that I would not have been able to do that on my own, and that she barely was able to get him out with the vacuum. It was her toughest vacuum delivery yet. I ended up tearing just a little but and have a few stitches, but other then that I am perfectly healthy and so is Aaron.
So at 4:39 pm, Aaron Michael Vatcher was born weighing 7 pounds and measured 20 inches long. Very cute little boy. Hardly ever cries and when he does it is only to let you know that he is not happy.