WE ARE SO EXCITED TO HAVE OUR LITTLE BOY AT HOME WITH US!
20 1/2 inches, 8lbs. 9oz.
WE LOVE YOU!!!
At about 7am I took a shower, my water broke... I GUSHED water with every contraction. The nurse couldn't believe how much water was in there. There was so much water that even at about 5pm my midwife had to break my water again. Part of the sack had been pooling some more water.We went to the hospital about 9am. Labor was painful between 10am to about 1pm... I had only progressed from 3cm to 4cm. I was already exhausted and not looking forward to a possible 12 or more hours. So, I got an epidural. It was great. My husband, mom, sister and mother in law were all having a party in the room beforehand while I lay in the bed peacefully contracting.
Within a couple hours after the midwife broke my water it became evident that because of all the water, even in the later stages of labor, it didn't allow our boy to drop into the birth canal correctly. He was in a bad position, chin first anterior, meaning it is not deliverable. His neck could have broken and he could have broken my pelvis. The midwife brought in her back-up. Within five minutes I was in the o.r. being prepped for a c-section. It was an emotional time for the both of us. They ended up having to put me all the way under because I couldn't hold still. It felt like reflexes that I couldn't control because there was a a little bit of pain and a lot of pressure.Three minutes later at 6:53pm our little boy was born. I woke up enough to kiss my little boy on the head but I couldn't open my eyes to see him. I did not get to see him for over an hour. But at least at that time I could hold him against me without assistance from anyone.
I never imagined that I would have a c-section. But, we are so glad to have our boy. He is soooooooo sweet and has a mellow personality, right now at least. We love him so much and cannot believe how much love we are filled with even during the middle of the night feedings and changings. Danny is a great father who can't get over how cute our son is. He does all the changing since my mobility is decreased. He takes great care of me too. My mom has also been here to help me out and she has been a huge help! I am greatful to have them around because I have needed a lot more help than I expected. I am doing pretty well. The pain is probably comparable to a conventional delivery recovery. However, I have to move very slowly and I can't stand up straight. I can only stand for a few minutes at a time. So much for the excitement of being able to get out of bed or roll over in bed with ease. It is now even more difficult. IT IS ALL WORTH IT!