"A Beautiful Experience" - A Birthing Story.

Well, my son is now almost 8 months old but I still remember it all. I enjoyed my pregnancy so much; I loved having a baby belly; I loved feeling him kick - I mean just everything about it was awesome. Well when it came time to push my little boy out, it wasn't as pleasant though. My contractions started at about 12:00am. I was laying in my bed getting ready to fall asleep and I was saying goodbye to my boyfriend (the daddy) over the phone at that time. Right before I said goodbye I felt it. It didn't hurt too bad but I knew what it was. I had many false alarms but as they say, when its time, you know it. It took about 10 to 20 minutes before my contractions were 5 minutes apart. I lived with my mom and we were both so excited! We rushed to the hospital only to find out that he wasn't coming out any time soon.

I was there for what seemed to be forever, waiting for the time for them to tell me to start pushing. I had a high risk pregnancy, with me only being only 17, they said that I had been in labor way to long and they would have to make him come out so they stuck a little plastic stick up there which looked like a crochet hook needle and they popped my water. That was the nastiest feeling I have ever felt having all that stuff slowly running out of you, eww. But about an hour or so after that, I had to start pushing. I had the epidural so, to be honest, I didn't feel a thing, but I'm also very good with pain. Well my beautiful baby popped out at 3:44pm that next day weighing 8 pounds and 1 ounce. He was a big boy and still is. It wasn't the labor and the pregnancy that was the worst, it was afterwards. I bled forever! When I woke up in the morning it looked like someone had been chopped into little pieces on my bed. It was so horrible, and that's when the pain set in. Ugh!

I must say that I do not regret it one bit, because I love my baby and wouldn't trade that experience for anything in this world. Sadly, I now have cervical cancer and I'm not sure if I can ever experience that again. but at least I have one beautiful baby out of it all.