At 39 weeks and 3 days, Monday August 13, 2018, Liam Thomas Dulak came into the world. It was honestly the best day of our lives. The day started out normal with our doctor’s appointment. I was already 6cm dilated though no contractions yet, so after our Dr. appointment, Tom and I actually went to the mall, walked around and shopped a bit. On the ride home, I started to feel SOME contractions. It didn’t get bad until about an hour or so. We headed back to the hospital around 3pm and it all happened ♥ (see video for more details)
Did you have epidural?
Yes and no… They gave me a total of TWO epidurals and neither one worked. The getting the first epidural wasn’t painful but the second one was.
How painful was it on a scale of 1 to 10?
10! Haha, but no seriously.. between 8 and 10. It was painful, definitely nothing like I’ve experienced before. Would I do it again? Sure!
Who was with you during delivery?
Tom was the only one with me during delivery ♥
Did you breastfeed? How was it?
Yes, I really wanted to breastfeed so once Liam was here, we did skin to skin right away and I tried to breastfeed him as soon as I could. It was difficult at first because I didn’t know how to get him to latch and he also wouldn’t latch, but we eventually got it.