My fifth baby was supposed to be our last baby. At this point, we had given up any hopes of having a girl and the excitement happened before we ever made it to our induction date. We were married 4 days before we had the fifth baby. I was so scared he’d want to go ahead and come out during our wedding, as I was walking down the aisle, but nope he stayed put.
Our induction day was scheduled for April 20th, 2014, which was Easter. I had celebrated Easter with the other four boys prior to going to the hospital to get induced. As luck would have it, though, I didn’t get induced. I was already having contractions when I arrived and two hours later they were getting stronger and stronger. By the fourth hour, the new nurse they decided to stick me with (who felt she would have an uneventful evening) would not listen to me about how bad the pain was. You have to understand, I usually received an epidural before it got too bad, except with baby number three. but, this time no luck. She gave me some type of medication that put me to sleep. She refused to see how far I was dilated and swore w e wouldn’t have the baby until t he next afternoon, this w as about 8 pm at this point. There was no way I’d hurt that bad for that long. I begged for my epidural, the nurse refused to call to have the doctor come and do it. About 10 pm the doctor sent the nurse to finally check to see how far I was dilated, I was an 8! Then I finally hit a 10 five minutes later. The nurse went to prep and said the doctor was on the way.
My husband was on the phone and I just kept screaming and screaming, I told him I won’t’ stop until I get my epidural. I finally felt the urge to push, I gave up on the epidural at that point and told my husband we need a doctor, he went to the hall to find one, the nurse came back in, getting ready to take the bed apart so I could push when the doctor was there, she turned around to talk to another nurse after I begged h er to let me go ahead and push, she told me to hold it. It’s called the Fetal Ejection Reflex, my body ejected the baby because the nurse had waited too long to allow me to push him out.
He w as the first one I did not have any medication with. The pain was gone instantly. I remember trying to reach for h into h help him stop crying. The nurse turned around in shock because he was between my legs on the bed. The doctor came in at that point with her eyes wide o n the baby and surprised. I told her, that I kept telling the nurse I needed to have him now.