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July 15, 2011

Epidural fun!

I finally caved and got the epidural. My contractions were pretty strong and coming every 2-3 minutes. I was really nervous about the epidural and holysweetjesus...it hurt! It didn't hurt like I expected it to, but it definitely wasn't the most pleasant feeling.

But after? HELLO! I'm in Heaven! It definitely feels really weird to not have any feeling from the waist down. It makes the exams much less painful and I didnt feel a thing when the nurse inserted the catheter!

Oh, and the side effects they don't tell you about? Thanks for asking. Let's talk about the uncontrollable farting!! Sitting in a room with your hubs and fam and then you totally rip one, yeah that's not weird AT ALL! Someone please tell me this happened to them too? If not just lie to me and make me feel better. Although I'm not the type of person to get embarrassed about that kind of stuff so it really doesn't matter :-)

I'm only dilated to 1 1/2 cm and 70% effaced.

All I can think about is a slush from Sonic and a chocolate milk shake from Chik-Fil-A.

Alright, I'll keep updating later. Until then I'm going to try and figure out a way to hold in a fart while being completely paralyzed from the waist down. Wish me luck!

Getting the epidural. I cried the whole time. I'm a pansie like that.


  1. Oh yea I forgot about that! haha!

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  2. Yeah, I had the uncontrollable gas too. My in-laws were in the room with me. It was fantastic.

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