Be sure to read part 1 first.
So, where were we? The epidural…aka, there’s no way I could do this without one. So I ended up waiting forever for my epidural…at least it felt like forever. When you are told the anesthesiologist is on his way for some reason the contractions seem to get worse….I remember the same thing happening with Sadie. But this time I really did wait a long time, like over an hour. But when he finally came I was so happy. My epidural with Sadie was perfect….I couldn’t feel any pain but could tell when I was having a contraction, and could still move my legs. So I expected the same thing this time. Well. It didn’t happen that way. Immediately my left leg went numb…so numb that it was basically dead. I couldn’t move it at all. And my right leg was perfectly fine. So my nurse and midwife moved me around to help the epidural get to my right side…and it did…but both sides of my body were not the same. The left side was completely dead and the right side just partially numb. Then, when my midwife checked my progress again I could feel her doing it….and I don’t remember feeling anything when I had Sadie. So que me FREAKING OUT. I don’t do well with pain, remember? They gave me a button to push to increase my epidural meds and I pushed that baby several times. And nothing.