Garrett and Cody's birth story
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December 4th, 2009, 10:14 AM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: So. California
Since about 29 weeks I starte dto notice little things like my belly was dropping and I was starting to get very tired very quickly and I just felt like the pregnancy was coming to an end. I started having contractions that were not painful just lots of tightening that were coming every 5 minutes or so and decided it was time to go to the hospital(this was at 30 weeks). They hooked me up to the monitors and sure enough I was having decent sized contractions that were happening every 3-5 minutes. The doc came in and checked me and said I was about 90% effaced and maybe a finger tip dialated. They immediatly hooked me up to magnisium sulfate to stop the contractions so that they could give me two doses of the beta metazone for the boys lungs. Two days later I was still contracting on the magnisium so the doctor told me that if they havent stopped with the magnisum it is not likley that they well stop. So after a week in the hospital they sent me home on procardia to help make the contractions I was having space out more and be less uncomfortable.
I was contraction the entire week at home but refused to go back to the hospital because I knew at this point there is nothiing the doctors can do because they gave me everything they could. At 32 weeks exactly at 3 o'clock in the morning my water broke, althought I was convinced that it didnt. I remember telling my husband I had a contraction that made me pee my pants. So I proceded to get up use the rest room, change my sleep shorts and lay back down. About 10 minutes later it happened again. So I did the same thing I got up went to the restroom but this time the contractions were more than just tightening, they felt like bad AF cramps. I told my husband I am going to jump in the shower to help my back pain. When I got out of the shower and started to dry of a bigger gush of water came out and my DH looked at me and said its time to go to the hospital. I quickly threw together things in a plastic bag like tooth brush, tooth paste, brush, chapstick, deoderent, etc. We got to the hospital at about 5:30 and they quickly hooked me up to the monitor and I was consistantly having contractions about 5 minutes apart. The doctor came in to check me and said I was about 3 cm dialated and by 6:00 I was getting wheeled to the OR for a C-section.
I was so nervous and scared the entire time. The doctor gave me the spinal and before I knew it I was laying down being cut open. Then a few minutes later I heard the beautiful sound of my first boy crying. Then 30 sec later my second boy came out crying. Garrett Joel was born at 6:38 4lbs almost 17" and Cody Stephen was born also at 6:38 4lbs 12 oz 16". They went off to the NICU a little while after they were born and after I woke up in recovery I was able to see them for the first time.
Thank you Mod-trishosaurus for my beautiful siggy!
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