Archive for tag 'epidural'


Magic Baby’s Birth Story Part I

This has taken a little while to write, as it probably comes as no surprise to any Hellobee reader that being a mom is time consuming! I’m glad I was able to get it down though, as the birth of my daughter was a tremendous moment in my life. My April 24 due date came [...]


Lil’ Tea Cup’s birth story

With the chill of the morning air coming through our open bedroom windows, I got dressed in my “labour outfit,” which had been hanging on my closet door for weeks waiting for the natural beginning of labour to take place. I wanted to feel like myself and look like myself even though the fact that [...]

L&D Part I

My birth story below was originally written on December 31, 2011. ~~~ The past two weeks have been a complete blur – it’s a little surreal that I’m typing this post as Emmett’s in the next room being held by his halmunee (grandmother). Outside of a few forays out into the world to take Em [...]

My Cursed Spine

If you’ve followed my posts at all here on Hellobee, you’re probably familiar with the story of my 3 failed epidurals with my first delivery. My epidural took full effect, but wore off after a few hours. After pumping many different drugs into me and adjusting the position of the catheter, I had a second [...]

Blissful Mommy and Baby time

Lil Miss Wagon’s Birth Story, Part 2: Delivery

Part 1 The Epidural The placement was quick, but definitely hurt a lot more than I remembered. I said “ow!” several times as I felt pressure along one side of my spine, and stinging and numbness. During the placement, the resident anesthesiologist said at one point that they had “inadvertently” gone past the epidural space [...]

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