Mana and Keanu both tested positive for strep throat and we finally left at 3:30 from Med Stop. We decided we'd better grab the zithromax prescriptions on our way home so we wouldn't leave the kids without the antibiotic if we were going to the hospital. It took a while at CVS. It was pouring rain and windy and all around very wierd weather. I was sitting in the van with Anu and Mana and every time a contraction hit I had to really move around and do breathing. I think the kids were really wondering what I was doing, but Mana was so sick looking she didn't even say anything. I called the midwives office from the van because the contractions were getting closer. Robb finally got the antibiotic and we got home at 4:30. I ran straight to the ball where I would sit more comfortably, way better than the van. Finally the midwives called at about 4:40 and asked if I was in labor and I said yes, and she said to meet her at French Hospital. Robb and I grabbed our bags, loaded the van, kissed the kids, wished my mom good luck and headed out into the rain.
We arrived at 5:00 pm at French Hospital. Sandy the midwife was already there, a pleasant surprise. I got the last room they said. They had wanted me to go to Sierra Vista, but Sandy begged to let me come to French. Sandy checked me and I was an 8. They got the antibiotics for me (for Group B Strep) hooked up as fast as they could, but they had to wait for the Clindomyecin to come from the lab so it took a while. I knew that I shouldn't have the baby until I got the antibiotic. So I sat on the bed, just waiting for the drug to run its course. Every time a contraction hit, I had Robb press my lower back and I squeezed the comb. Finally the antibiotics ran through but they legally can't break the water until 4 hours. I said I should probably use the bathroom since I'd been sitting on the bed for 90 minutes without moving. I stood up and a bad contraction hit me that I wasn't ready for in a standing position, so I leaned over the bed and gush, out came the water. Then I felt the pressure to push. Sandy asked me if I wanted to deliver right there on the ground or go onto the bed. I didn't want to think about getting on the bed, but I knew it would be better, so I got back on the bed, and they got all the tools ready for delivery.
|The wonderful birth helper with his Lucky Charm!|
|Kekoa Iokepa Pakelika Kiaha|
|Awesome that I had a green tanktop, that was not planned.|
|Our little Koala, Kekoa|