The “Birth” story
Sept 22nd, 2014; 4:15 am:
I woke up with some pains, I was in my 39th week, I thought it would be the REAL contractions, but I wanted to be 100% sure before I could wake up the husBAND. I pulled up my phone and started tracking the pains (contractions)…..the frequency, the duration. I monitored this for an hour and around 5.15 am I woke up the husBAND. While he went to wake my parents, I called the doctor’s 24/7 line, they noted down all the details and within next 2-3 minutes I received a call from the gyneac, she told me to head towards the hospital. I had my hospital bag packed for a few days, so we just grabbed that and headed out. The hospital was around 20-25 minutes from my apartment. . .
5:35 am: We were on our way; my contractions were strong and more frequent by this time. I remember, I was literally crying out loud. . .
5:57 am: My check-in time at the hospital. somehow I managed to drag myself (with an excruciating pain) towards the exam room where a bunch of nurses (ready to finish their 12-hour shift) waiting for me. One of the nurses did the preliminary exam, “You’re 7 cm dilated”, she said, “that explains why my pains are skyrocketed” I said to myself. For next 5-10 minutes, as the nurses were prepping me for the delivery room, putting on the IV, BP monitor etc. I was requesting them to put me on an epidural, but they told me i was far ahead in my labor to get an epidural. Another 5 minutes, and I was taken to the labor room. With every second, I was rapidly progressing through the labor, at one point I heard one of the nurses screaming, “I can see the baby’s head, the nurses can’t deliver the baby, we need a doctor here RIGHT NOW!!! Few pagers were sent and within next few seconds the doctor magically appeared in that room and at 6:30 am, 33 minutes after I checked in into the hospital my baby boy said, “Hello World”!!!! . .
My crying face quickly turned into a smiling face as soon as I heard his first cry. One of the nurses said, there couldn’t be a better way to end our 12-hour long shift than experiencing this ‘Happy Ending’!! .
A very Happy 5th Birthday to my littlest monster!