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Kaelan Nathaniel 26th April, 2012


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May 5th, 2012, 03:17 AM
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Well my birth story is kinda boring due to the fact I had a scheduled C-section, but thought it was a good excuse to post some pictures.. .. Well this was my 4th C-section so I sort of knew what to expect...

Arrived at the hospital bright and early, got in my lovely gown...wheeled to OR.. dh got sent to get into his scrubs... and then the fun began.. They tried for what seemed like AGES to get my spinal in... They used ultrasounds etc to make sure they had the right spot etc.. Then they told me if we couldn't do the spinal I would need to have a general.. which I DIDNT want at all!!.. I have had a C-section with a general and it took me so much longer to recover.. Not to mention I wanted dh in there with me and I wanted to be awake ... Thankfully, they finally got the spinal happening...

I then got taken in the main OR... and they started... dh still wasnt in there at this stage... Then my blood pressure began to drop and I was HORRIBLY sick... vomiting etc.. Then I got quite upset as I was so sick... Thankfully at this stage, because I was so sick and upset, they brought dh in earlier than they were going to... So he sat there with me for the whole duration... Quite a funny situation, sitting there just waiting... hehe...

Anyway, what seemed like FOREVER, they finally pulled out Kaelan and we heard that wonderful sound of crying...He came out as a gorgeous 8 pound 9 ounces bundle, measuring 22.8 inches... They wrapped him in a blanket after checking him.. (Apgar scores of 9 and 10 ) .. and brought him over and let him stay with us for quite some time while they stitched me back up... We had cuddles and I cried a bit...

Then they seemed to take forever to stitch me back up... So much so my spinal began to wear off!!!... Eeeeek... They offered me laughing gas.. Yeah thanks!!!... I eventually found out the reason they took so long in stitching me up was that I had several adhesions from my previous C-sections that they were taking out, so it took a lot longer stitching me back up...

Anyway, eventually I got sent to recovery, where I stayed for about half hour or so, but thankfully this time dh AND the midwife AND Kaelan was with me and I got to bf him as soon as I got to recovery... It was much nicer than my last C-section in which they took the baby and dh back to maternity ward and I had to stay in recovery alone... It was really nice...

So that is my quite uneventful birth story, but extremely pleased with the result of a beautiful little boy... He was quite a bit smaller than they anticipated but we couldn't be happier...

Here are some pictures.... (apologies for the size of these pictures.. not sure why they are so big!!!)















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May 5th, 2012, 12:40 PM
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Congrats! Glad that, besides the spinal, everything went smoothly!
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May 5th, 2012, 01:11 PM
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Congrats!
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May 11th, 2012, 12:16 PM
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Congrats to you!
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