Friday, October 17, 2008

Baby Pearls Birth Story

We went to the hospital on Monday for a scheduled induction bright and early @5:30 am after eating some breakfast. We checked in and got settled in the labor and delivery room, the nurse began the induction using Prostaglandin gel and I had no pain medication.
(I hate the feeling of numbness from epidurals and the recovery after epidurals is terrible!)
I had to have the gel 3 times and was dilated to 6.5 cm and 75% effaced after 10 hours of being induced. The nurse accidentally broke the amniotic sac and it was then that the pain got more uncomfortable and almost unbearable, so the nurse sat me up higher
to allow gravity to help bring baby lower.

Not even 5 minutes had passed after I was sitting up
I felt the baby move down and the urge to push was there.

The nurse didn't even finish preparing for the delivery and the doctor
was busy in surgery doing a c-section.

Now, let me tell you a little something, if you have never had a baby...
just imagine being told to hold a bowling ball between
your legs while your mid section and back have excruciating cramping pains and also
being told not to drop the bowling ball.
(Um, sorry but if she is on her way out she is on her way out!)

My husband was right by my side and was telling me,
“Hold on honey, don't push yet!"
The nurse ran to call for help from the other nurse's
while she was screaming saying, "Don't push yet!"

I ignored her tried my best to follow the nurse's directions, BUT there was NO way she was going to stay in there. So I did my best to slowly push her out, I couldn't control the urge and I just did what came naturally within seconds she came flying out
was born at 5:19 pm on the bed.

I cried tears of joy and relief and said,
“Sorry, dumb nurse but like I said she was just coming right out!"

My husband reassured me that I did a great job. She let out a beautiful cry and the nurses let my husband cut the cord. She was finally born and I was so relieved that the labor was over with.
They measured her, weighed her and brought her to her to my husband.

We were both overjoyed that everything went well and we hugged and kissed as
we enjoyed the sweetness of that moment.
When I held her the nurse was amazed that she was so strong and was already holding up her
head trying to look around with her eyes wide open, it was too cute!

I am so grateful to our Heavenly Father for answering our prayers and we are so grateful for the thoughts and prayers of my family and friends who read this blog. We are both recovering well and it is such a blessing to have my mom and dad here to share this time with us and mom's help with the house and kids as well. Our older kids are having fun with the new baby here and the girls love holding her as much as they can, the boys are doing great with her also. I better go put my feet up now because I have some water retention swelling that needs some TLC. Thanks again to all of our family, ward family and fans friends who read this blog and for all the love and support!

Lots of love,

The Mama Hood and fam


  1. How cute is that? Babies know when it's their time to come. Congrats again, she is absolutely beautfiul. How are you doing? You make sure you take care of yourself first. Love you!

  2. Dang woman, she is too cute,

    funny, that's what happens after a few births, they just pop right out, my 5th was 26 minutes from start to finish, and my last, well the told me not to push, well you can't tell a mother who is doing it natuarly not to push, I said tama te i koe and pushed!!!!!

  3. You're so funny to slyly push the baby out. I had a freakin c-sectin and I still found myself yelling at the nurse. Sad, but it's always their fault, right? lol!! Anyway, congratulations Ane!!

  4. SHE



    I hope she is doing well and that YOU are, too!!!!!!!!!

  5. What a beautiful baby girl! I love her name, too. You are so blessed to have such a loving and supportive family. Hope you're feeling well and getting plenty of rest :)

  6. my, oh my--what a great story. I love that she was bright eyed and looking around. Sounds like she may have a lot to say to the world!!!
    She is just gorgeous--love those pictures.

  7. She is so precious, congratulations!! Hope everyone is settling in at home and that all is well :).

  8. Thanks for sharing your story...I almost felt like I was in the room with you! Great job, Ane. We really wish we could see her and hold her. Maybe sometime next year?? Send our love to everyone!

    Congratulations on such a blessing!

  10. what a birth story! it was so fun to read your sweet moments! Ahhh yeah, were they freakin' stupid, oh sorry, i mean Lolo, i don't know the tongan word.
    but for realz!
    don't push....
    you can't tell that to someone who is having their 5th child!

    Hey, i have the cutest outfit ready for you! I will mail it tomorrow. I mean monday afternoon.

  11. Congratulations!!! she's beautiful! I'm so happy for you and your family.

  12. Saane is beautiful!! Is that your mom in the pix w/ the other babies? She looks so familiar...did she or does she live in Utah? Anyways, congrats on the new addition to your sweet family and LOL @ devri and the tama te'i koe! hahahaha...I did the same thing to all my nurses too!!!!

  13. Ahh!!! it's over and you did it.

    Congrats! What an adorable baby girl..

    Continue to get plenty of rest..(riight!!)
    I'm so happy for your family.

  14. Congratulations! How adorable! Thanks for sharing :)

  15. What a beautiful family. You have an award waiting for you on my blog. Please stop by.

  16. congrats again....beautiful and you've been tagged, sorry....but yeah, luv ya

  17. She is beautiful. Congratulations!

  18. I love birth stories, thank you for sharing yours!:)

  19. She is beautiful!

    I am glad all went well.

    And, I am totally with you...I had to hold my third one in...way harder than ever pushing one out...I suffered from hemrhoids for forever!!!

    My hubby has always wanted to deliver a baby...I should have just pushed her out...he would have caught her, I'm sure.

  20. That was funny because sometimes those nurses do say the dumbest things...just looking at your blog on what I missed


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