How long were your labors?
Kid #1, From the time my water broke until they pulled her out was about 18 hours.
How did you know you were in labor?
Kid #1, I got up to go to the bathroom at about 5 am. When I climbed back into bed I heard a "pop"! I literally heard my water break.
Where did you deliver?
At Portsmouth Naval Medical Center.
Yes! I probably had them too early. I felt some menstrual like cramps and decided I had enough of that.
Yup. Elyse just wasn't moving into place. I was dilated but she just stayed put. I did have some back pain and the nurse who I could tell knew what she was talking about suggested that it might be back labor in addition to her not moving. I was nervous about pushing and quickly agreed to the C-section.
Doctors, and some students too I guess. By that time I was too out of it to really know what was going on.