I’m so excited to share Mia’s birth story with you all!
Her delivery was my best by far and so special and I can’t wait to share all of the details with you including the birth video!
Mia’s Birth Story
The night before my scheduled induction we took our two oldest to my parents’ house so they could spend the night. While we were there I got a call from the hospital giving me directions on what to do the next morning.
The hospital I delivered at has you call the morning of your induction to see if there’s space for you to come in based on how many women went into labor on their own the night before.
I got a little nervous when I saw they had called, so I was grateful they were just giving me instructions not telling me I couldn’t come in at all!
The next morning my husband and I woke up at 6:15 and I called the hospital right away. They said they had 3 deliveries that were still pending so I needed to call back at 9 a.m.
I was a little disappointed, to say the least. I went in for my induction with Ella at 8 a.m. so I was kind of hoping for the same timeline with this baby. Well, it was all in God’s hands at this point and I would NOT be going in at 8 a.m.
So I checked my phone notifications for an hour and then decided to get ready (the perks of having a scheduled induction haha). 9 o’clock rolled around and I called again. The nurse who answered told me that I was supposed to be coming in and that she had already talked to my husband.
Um….no, my husband was standing right next to me and he had not talked to anyone at the hospital. She was seriously confused and it’s because there were two Jessica’s scheduled to come in right next to each other! Once we figured out the mistake she told me that they would get me in within the next hour to stay by my phone.
OK so now we were looking at 10 a.m. I did some work on my computer and tried to stay busy. 10 o’clock came and no phone call. Now I was getting impatient. I had heard of other women who were supposed to deliver at this hospital and they got pushed back by days because of spontaneous labor. I did not want that to happen because we had family in town specifically for the birth!
At 10:30 I decided to call in again. The nurse told me that I needed to be there by 11:30! Finally, we had a time! But also another hour to kill…
So we went to McDonald’s! I got a hashbrown and a mango smoothie and it was delicious!
We don’t live that far from the hospital so we took as long as we possibly could driving and still got there at 11:15 a.m. My husband and I decided just to go up and see if they would let us in. The worst they could say was NO!
And they did say no…haha. Well not no, but that they weren’t ready yet. So we just waited in the waiting area until they came and got us 10 minutes later.
The nurse walked us to the delivery room and I got my gown on and we were finally ready to go!
Shortly after that, the nurse inserted my IV, I started on pitocin and my doctor came in to break my water. It all happened so fast and I was grateful they weren’t wasting any time since it was almost noon at that point.
The next few hours went by pretty slowly. I wanted to labor on my own as much as possible without getting the epidural, just to see if I could do it and because I didn’t want to slow down any progress. I was so worried about how long my labor was going to take!
Around 4 p.m., my nurse asked if I was ready for my epidural. I told her about not wanting to stop any progress and she said that was a myth! I was glad too because the contractions were getting pretty painful at that point and I was only at a 4!
I got my epidural and felt so much better!
My nurse was seriously amazing and knew exactly what to do to help me dilate faster. She put my leg on a peanut-shaped exercise ball and I think that’s what made my labor go so quickly this time.
At about 5 p.m. she checked me again and I was at a 5. I was so frustrated! It was taking forever! But she knew better than me and said half-jokingly, “Let’s have this baby at 6 o’clock!” I didn’t think that was going to happen, but we told our moms to be at the hospital by 6 p.m. anyway.
So my husband left to get some dinner and I texted my mom to let her know to get there by 6.
20 minutes later my nurse and tech came in and started setting up the delivery table. I should have figured something was up, but it didn’t even occur to me that I was fully dilated because I had only been at a 5, but sure enough, the nurse checked me and said, “Yeah, you’re at a 10.” OMG!
I went from a 5 to a 10 in 20 minutes! I couldn’t believe it.
I started FREAKING OUT because no one was in the hospital room. I thought, “I need to call my mom!” But then I was like, “I NEED TO CALL JORDAN!” So I called him and told him to get upstairs ASAP and to let his mom know it was go time.
Then I called my mom and found out she was at Target…I told her she needed to get to the hospital ASAP! Then I texted our videographer and she said, “No way! I thought you were joking!” So she left work and headed for the hospital.
Everyone was about 15 minutes away so we were waiting for them all to show up before I started pushing. My body did NOT like that and started shaking uncontrollably. I always thought the shaking was due to the epidural, but my nurse told me it was actually the adrenaline from my body wanting to push. Since I wasn’t letting my body do what it wanted, it started shaking.
My mother-in-law got to our hospital room first and I was so glad she was there because she held my hand as I went through this crazy shaking. Our videographer showed up next and then my mom walked in right around 6 o’clock.
My doctor was ready to go and I started pushing immediately. I pushed for three contractions and our surprise baby popped out at 6:06 p.m., just minutes after our nurse predicted!
I looked to see what the gender was but couldn’t tell because the cord was in the way, but after the doctor moved the cord, I saw it was a girl and couldn’t hold back the tears any longer.
Our sweet Mia Lyne, born at 6:06 p.m. She weighed 6 lb 12 oz and was 20 inches long.
It was the easiest and best labor I’ve had and it was SO fun not finding out her gender and being surprised at her birth. It was also the first time we had family in the delivery room and I loved it!
Our videographer Mayci did an amazing job with the birth video and I hope you enjoy watching it!