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Even though I couldn’t feel the contractions anymore because of the epidural, I knew when I was having a contraction, not only because of the machine but because every time I had a contraction more amniotic fluid would come out. I remember constantly feeling like I was going to the bathroom. That’s another thing that let me know I was having the contractions more often now.
The time went by, I was listening to music and watching tv, my mom was in and out of the room, my brother was in the room, Zach stayed by my side and tried to make me laugh, and Zach’s sister and mom was in the room as well.
My nurse would come in and out of my room every hour or so to make sure I was doing okay but they didn’t check me again until about 6:00 pm. I was fully dilated and ready to push. I could feel some pressure downstairs but I was pretty numb. My nurse told me, “Well let’s hold on, your doctor is in a meeting and she will be out pretty soon.” I was completely fine with that. Hayden could stay inside me as long as she wanted. So we waited and waited and waited.
Finally, the nurse came back in and said she say that the baby seem a little stressed out but nothing to be concerned of and she told me we were going to go ahead and push. She gave me an oxygen mask to help give more oxygen to the baby. Nobody was moving around quickly or in a panic so I wasn’t concerned at all.