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- Alli

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CAMDEN'S BIRTH STORY (PART 2)

May 16, 2017

 

WE FINALLY ARRIVED AT THE HOSPITAL AND HEADED TO TRIAGE

 

So a few months before our due date, Brent and I took a walkthrough of the labor and delivery wing of the hospital. The walkthrough was AWESOME! The staff was SUPER friendly, everything about the facilities looked great, and by the end, we were feeling very calm and at ease about what our hospital experience was going to be.

 

There was one small detail was not fully covered during our walkthrough though…

 

TRIAGE!!! The walkthrough made it seem like our time in triage was a short part of the journey when giving birth. But come delivery day, Brent and I spent almost 2.5 hours waiting in triage - ALONE - before we made it up to our delivery room!!!

 

Check out this video to see our reaction about waiting in triage and FINALLY getting up to the delivery room… There may or may not have been some bad language used during this part of the story 😂

 

This is Part 2 of a three-part series about Brent and I’s amazing experience bringing our first child, Camden, into the world.

MY WATER FINALLY BROKE

 

Alright. It’s GO TIME! Brent and I are finally in the delivery room, and I’m ready to bring Camden into the world!!

 

Now, I know that there are a lot of moms out there in the world who are all about natural births, but let me just say… I am not one of those mamas! I wanted an epidural like, IMMEDIATELY!!! But in order to get the epidural, the nurses said I need to start “manhandling” the contractions...

 

So, to help me get control of the contractions, one of the nurses begins to coach me - which is PERFECT! After all, being a coach is my JOB, so I loved being coached… But what this nurse was telling me was just NOT my style of motivation.

 

At one point, the nurse told me to “Inhale roses, and exhale like I’m blowing out birthday candles.” I’ve been having contractions every 3 MINUTES for the past like 4 HOURS!!! Smelling roses was the last thing I wanted to think about while trying to get control of these contractions 🤣

 

This part of the story was definitely NOT the most fun, but looking back on it now, it is truly one of the funniest moments for Brent and I during this experience. Watch this video to find out what happened with that nurse who told me to just smell the roses!

 

This is Part 2 of a three-part series about Brent and I’s amazing experience bringing our first child, Camden, into the world.

THE EPIDURAL IS ADMINISTERED AND I BECOME HYSTERICAL

 

To all the mom-to-be's who are expecting their first child, let me just tell you something...

 

When you’re finally in the delivery room, you are going to CONSTANTLY be checked by the doctors to see how everything is progressing. And when I say they are going to be constantly checking on you, I’m talking like EVERY 3 MINUTES!!!

 

So the as the doctors and nurses keep checking to make sure everything is going ok, the epidural is finally starting to kick in, and I’m feeling great… like, I’m feeling G-R-E-A-T! In fact, I'm feeling so good, that I turn into the funniest person in the hospital 😂 I'm telling jokes to the entire staff, and I'm laughing up a storm!!

 

Check out the video to see just how funny things got once the epidural kicked in!

 

 

 

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