I went to sleep early, like always…8:30pm to be exact. I was super tired. The alarm went off at 7:00am and I was tempted to stay in bed, but I woke up to get ready to take Jaiden to school. Then I saw it….a spot of blood. I tried not to freak out, I thought to myself “I’m not in pain, so I can’t be in labor…” I remember saying “UH OH!!!” and Jaiden walked in the bathroom asking what happened…so I tell him to wake his dad because we have to go to the hospital. I was calm, we all were calm, my biggest concern was to get my Fetal Doppler to make sure I hear a heartbeat. Once I heard the heartbeat I took my time getting ready, not ALOT of time but I mean I wasn’t rushing. My bag was packed already so all we really had to do was get ready & we did. We headed out around 8am and got to the hospital at around 9am, we didn’t stop to eat because since I wasn’t in pain I was 100% sure they were going to tell me that spotting was normal and send me back home, after all I had an apt 2 days before this and my doctor said the baby was still high up. Of course when I got to the E.R. since I wasn’t screaming in pain they figured I was fine and said (like I said) “spotting is normal but let’s check you out“. Within minutes my doctor showed up and checked me and said “She ruptured, it’s Amniotic Fluid, let’s start her on Pitocin and move her upstairs….Let’s get ready to have this baby!….” I started to cry. I wasn’t ready, I was hungry and I really wanted to eat! LOL My nerves took over but this time I didn’t vomit!
They started the process and moved me upstairs. I was super nervous. When I got upstairs to the room and I saw the little baby bed it all sunk in and I got flashbacks of when I was in labor with Jaiden. “We came in as 3 and we’re leaving as 4” was all I thought. My nurse was super nice, till this day I know she was sent from God, we explained to her that we had no one to stay with Jaiden, that we had no family in Florida and she was really nice about letting him stay in the room with us. She made me so comfortable and even though I know it’s her job, I felt she went above and beyond. Once the Pitocin (medicine used to cause/strengthen labor contractions) started to kick in I knew I was going to need an Epidural, but I tried my best to deal with the pain until I absolutely couldn’t anymore. Welp, after a couple of hours I absolutely couldn’t anymore & I asked for it. It literally took the anesthesiologist an hour to come to me and within that hour I thought I was going to die! I think the nurse felt my pain more than I did! She was doing everything in her power to make me feel better, from picking up my hair, to helping me breathe, to rubbing my shoulders. Once I finally got the shot I was fine. Thank goodness for MEDS!!!!!! Then after a couple of hours it wore off, and I was in pain again. I was already 8-9 cm so I couldn’t get another shot since it was too late but my doctor said I can just push her head out since she was small and he can pull out her body. So I pushed! and 15 min later she was out! Miss Mila Jade Torres was born on 5/12/16, 7lbs 12 oz at 10:45 pm. Jaiden recorded the whole thing! and when she came out the first thing he said was “OMG her ears are so tiny!” I have never been so happy with the help I got from everyone in that room. The nurse, my incredible doctor, my son and my husband. I was worried that since my parents weren’t there that I wasn’t going to be able to do it but I thank god for sending me that supportive staff that filled in the void I thought I was going to feel. I still wish my parents were there, especially my mom to witness my sweet baby girls entrance into the world but I’m glad I got the same exact labor I prayed for.
The minute they laid her on my body she dug her little face right in between my breasts, with her little hands on her cheeks and I was in heaven. All I could think of was “WOW how did I get so lucky?“
Jaiden couldn’t be happier with his little baby sister. He has so many questions about her, “When will she walk? When will she talk?, Can she eat regular food?…”
So I sit here, writing this post with just one day away from me turning 31 and I cannot stop thinking to myself how blessed I am. What an amazing birthday present I got?! A year or two ago I would not have imagined my life the way it is now, God works in mysterious ways and I do believe that after every storm there indeed is a RAINBOW. Thanks so much for reading guys!