Tuesday I was 40w 7d. Around 5pm I was relaxing in the living room and decided to try some nipple stimulation (I'd been having Braxton hicks and lots of pressure on my butt for months). And I think the nipple stimulation actually worked! Started having pretty consistant head butting type contractions anywhere from 4-8 min apart/40-55 seconds long for a couple hours. Then they slowed to around 12 min apart. So I listened to my sister and napped from about 12-5am (or tried to nap) between contractions. They stayed about 12 min apart for that whole time and my husband did counter pressure for me on pretty much all these earlier and night time contractions. Got up around 5:45am.

Photo Courtesy of Paper Moon Photography Credit: Danielle Bean

Photo Courtesy of Paper Moon Photography Credit: Danielle Bean

Took a hot shower and had 4 harder contractions in the 20 min shower. Got out and the kept coming one on top of the other and they were anywhere from 1-2 min! Super long and hard!! I was totally making caveman noises so decided we should go (around 6:30). The contractions were one on top of the other the whole 10-15 min drive! (More scary caveman noises) had a "I am freaking pushing" contraction when we pulled out front of emergency. Trav ran for the wheelchair and I got in it we left our car in the red zone with hazards on, door open, and my purse in the car!  I said,"Close the door!" Trav said,"Fuck that!"

Some nice front desk guy at kaiser ran out and escorted us up to L&d, and another lady took our keys out of our car and closed the door. Had some serious pushing contractions in the elevator on the way up to the 3rd floor. Luckily there was an l&d nurse in there who reminded me to blowwwww as best I could and not push. They got me in a room and I got on the bed. Trav sprinted down to move the car and sprinted back in like 5 min. Had another pushing contraction, after it stopped they checked me and I was fully effaced and dilated, (Trav got back at this point and Emma was practically near crowning.) I pushed 4-5 times for the midwife and out she came! Wow! It was crazy and amazing! #41w1d #bradleybaby2 #thankgoodnessnotraffic

Staci with Adam and Emma. Proud Bradley mama!

Staci with Adam and Emma. Proud Bradley mama!

 

 

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