Baby Jack: A Birth Story. (Part Two)

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  1. Chesson {A Southern Twenty-Five}

    April 4th, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    Haha, I love the pro/con list for the epidural! Sounds like y'all had quite the adventure in the hospital.

  2. BLovedBoston

    April 4th, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    I think you should send a link to your blog to the nurse and doctor…xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  3. Southern Komfort Blog

    April 4th, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Girlfriend, there is no shame in our game whatsoever with getting an epidural lol! I plan on having all of them because I know for a fact I cannot handle a natural birth. Mad props to the ladies who can!

  4. Robyn B

    April 4th, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    man what an awesome birth plan haha! and so glad you didn't feel it & it kicked in really fast!!! especially after the 2 hours in the triage room! bye grumpy nurse!!

  5. Pamela @

    April 4th, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    This is so so true! I thought my contractions felt like period cramps on CRACK. I also had the epidural and I cant imagine doing it without. Why be a hero for no reason? I may have tried to go without if it made me feel woozy or high in some way but I describe the epidural to people as just the absence of pain. You go from feeling like you will die to feeling normal. Why anyone would avoid that I have no idea.

  6. The Lady Okie

    April 5th, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Period cramps on crack isn't a bad description!

  7. Katie @ A Beautiful Little

    April 4th, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    Amen to epidural! I'm sorry you had to wait those two agonizing hours though.

  8. Cara (Kindly Unspoken)

    April 4th, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Hahaha I love that about an epidural but it really does take all the pain away. I tried to be stubborn the first go around and do it without but the pain was unbearable. Definitely recommend it to mamas as well! šŸ™‚

  9. Emily

    April 4th, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    I've been reading so many birth stories and debates about epidurals vs. unmedicated births. Which I'm not really sure why these readings are my new obsession since I don't plan on having kids for a few years, BUT I LOVE YOUR PROS/CON list. Love it. Thanks for being straight and also thanks for not giving a list of 1000 reasons that don't really make any sense in the first place.

  10. Kait

    April 4th, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    You are adorable and funny and real and I love your genuine honesty about all this. Whenever I see styled photos from birth rooms I automatically click X because I do not need another story telling me how wonderful childbirth is. Congratulations on having the cutest baby šŸ™‚

  11. Nina B.

    April 4th, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Oh, girl! i'm so sorry about that grumpy nurse but PTL for that epidural!

  12. Kaliwood

    April 4th, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    Love that graphic.. i'm all for that!

  13. The Siberian American

    April 4th, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    Haha, I know I am going to be the same way when I give birth! My dad even had a dream of me having a baby (which is kind of weird?), and he said I kept asking for an epidural! šŸ™‚

  14. nelle monaco

    April 4th, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    haha i love it. unless your epidural doesn't work like what happened to me. and that was the worst night of my life- which ended with the most amazing gift ever. and i would do it all over again tomorrow. love this.

  15. Erin LFF

    April 4th, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    Love this so much! Your writing as always is fabulous and real and I can't wait to read the rest of the story! šŸ™‚

  16. Catherine Short

    April 4th, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    I am so on board with getting an epidural. I'm not about to be a martyr for pain and pretend like it makes someone a better mom. šŸ˜‰

  17. Tia @ HoPo

    April 4th, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    This is amazing!! I love anesthesia for surgeries so I'm right there with ya. …why go through the pain!? The closest thing I have had to a contraction was whatever was produced after having to take Misoprotol (I have no idea how to spell) it….I thought literally my ENTIRE insides were trying to exit my body at the same time…through my ass. What an image, huh?
    Anyways, can't wait to read the rest!

  18. Mattie @ Northwest Native

    April 4th, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    I will absolutely 150% have an epidural. If someone else wants to not have one, more power to them!

  19. Lauren Honeycutt

    April 4th, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    You are so so so so soooooo the best with explaining your epidural situation! I will remember this for when I have a baby, because I'm typically terrified of needles, but I will know that it's totally worth it!

  20. Audrey Louise

    April 4th, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    The idea of an epidural (the needle) makes me want to puke (even though I'm not afraid of needles at all… I have a tattoo for heavens sake) but the idea of being in pain and pushing a human out of me one day is enough that I know I'll be like, "give me allll the drugs." No shame whatsoever.

  21. Kate at Green Fashionista

    April 4th, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    Yay for epidurals! Every mom I know says to get the epidurals, and a lot of them tried to be a hero the first time and go natural, and got the epidural the 2nd time and say it was more than worth it. Sorry you suffered so much through the contractions, but yay for feeling nothing with the epidural and yay for little Jack <3

  22. Lindsay Latimer

    April 4th, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    Love this sweet story! And whatever works for you is what works. Hate that we all have to be so judgmental! When the time comes, I can't imagine NOT having an epidural. Thanks for your honesty!

  23. Because of Jackie

    April 4th, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    Epidural's are MAGICAL. I spent most of my labor texting my BFF and watching movies with my husband. I don't regret it;)

  24. Megan Elizabeth

    April 5th, 2016 at 1:10 am


  25. The Lady Okie

    April 5th, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Are you making us wait for another installment?!? Rude! I need to know more! Labor and contractions are completely indescribable. I only know I dread doing that again. One reason I didn't want an epidural was because I wanted to be in control of my own legs/body and I've had friends who said their epidural didn't wear off for a few hours after and they couldn't walk on their own, etc. but it's personal preference and I don't know why people get all uppity about it one way or the other. I might get one next time!

  26. Michelle

    April 5th, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    Hahaha YES!!!!!!!!! to the epidural/birth plan. Mine was exactly the same. Zero regrets. Would definitely recommend.

  27. Rachel Emily

    April 5th, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    I'm so glad your doctor showed up even though that must have felt like I have a HUGE phobia towards needles and pain medication in general so I've been pretty set on trying a natural birth, but I always tell people "I've never had a contraction so I really have no idea what I'm talking about." If I get there and want one, I'm totally going to take it! I don't get why people are judgy about it. The same reason they are judgy about anything else I guess…jerks!

  28. Paige @ Reasons to Come Home

    April 5th, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    This makes me feel about 1000 times better about getting an epidural!

  29. Jess

    April 5th, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    Oh my gosh, I love reading your birth story. I plan to do the same thing.. Give me all the medicine!!!

  30. Sparkles and Lattes

    April 5th, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    Yay. I am so glad you are finishing Jack's birth story. I love these. And I was going to get an epidural if I had a vaginal birth, but I had an emergency c-section with my girls.

  31. Emelia at Dream Big & Buy the Shoes

    April 6th, 2016 at 1:41 am

    Seriously cracking up over your bluntness…LOVE it. Can't wait to hear more!

  32. Christina Lea Loves

    April 6th, 2016 at 2:07 am

    Birth stories are always my favorite – loved reading this – thanks for sharing!

  33. Evelina

    April 6th, 2016 at 3:15 am

    Oh my gosh. Dying from inside out is serious business. I'm scared. When we have a baby, I definitely plan on an epidural!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

  34. Amy

    April 6th, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Can't wait to read the rest! I love birth stories.

    I completely planned on having an epidural with Wyatt {I did with Cash} & when I told the nurse I was ready she called the anesthesiologist. Well, I waited too long because he was tending to other patients {I was third in line} & I was too far along. I just about died when she told me that. Hail to the epidural!

  35. chelsea @ the new wifestyle

    April 6th, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    glad you found what worked for you! im almost halfway through my pregnancy and the thought of contractions sounds inteeeense but also doable since everyone woman experiences them! i'm planning to be at a birthing center so not epidural for me – working on preparing my mind and body to cope because i know it's going to be a beast!

  36. Kristin

    April 7th, 2016 at 5:10 am

    Birth stories are my favorite! So fun catching up on yours…I can't wait for the rest! And "dying from the inside out" is certainly the best description of contractions I've heard so far!

  37. Emily

    April 7th, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    Congrats on your new exciting adventure!

  38. Crystal

    April 14th, 2016 at 3:23 am

    I love your pro/con list for the epidural. I'm with you on that. Not that I've ever experienced childbirth, but I can imagine that it's quite painful and something to help with that pain would be a miracle.

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