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It was a usual night of contractions, that I was ignoring. Finally, at 5:30 am one woke me up that really hurt. I thought I felt some fluid but wasn't sure if it was urine or not. My dh jumped up and saw pink on the tp. I kept checking and sure enough it was the "bloody show". As we were driving, my back labor kicked in full blast. I told him to hurry bc they were about 2-4 minutes apart. When I got there I was 3cm and fully effaced. After about an hour or 2 of hard back labor, I got my epidural. I started feeling sick and began running a 101 fever. 4 hours later I was 9 cm and the contractions got out of control. Chloe's heart rate dropped and they rushed in saying emergency c-section. They gave me O2, shook me, and laid me on my side. I was freaking out. Then the gave me a shot of brethine in the thigh to stop the contractions hoping it would help her. It did. Thank God. After an hour, the contrax started back up but not strong enough so the gave me pitocin. I was feeling worse and worse, like I had the flu. Finally, the checked me and I was ready to push. The nurse had me do 3 practice pushes and then checked me. I could not believe what she said. My cervix came back a little. They gave me another hour. The doctor came in and was annoyed with the nurse that I wasn't pushing yet. The nurse apparently didn't tell her why when it happened. Sure enough I was getting thicker. The doctor gave me 1 more hour before she called it. I was praying for some change. She came back and checked me for the last time and I had a thick anterior lip, so c-section. I was freaking out. I wasn't prepared for it. The worst part was that in the OR, there was a glass cabinet that held all the medical supplies. I could see parts of the procedure. It was horrible! I asked them to open the cabinets so I couldn't see the reflection but they only opened one, so I could still see it. My dh was trying to block the view for me. It was one of those things where you didn't want to look but couldn't help it. Anyway, out she came crying. What a moment of joy!!!!!!!! Afterward they had to give me something for anxiety bc I was panicking with the sewing up part. I could still see. My dh went with the baby so I had no one to block the view. EEK! She was 6lbs. 9 oz. They told me that she couldn't fit through my pelvic bones and she was sunny side up with the cord wrapped 2 times. She was born at 2:54pm.
I stayed the usual 4 days for recovery. I am feeling okay but tired. I just can't believe how easy Chloe is compared to the traumatic experience I had with Kayla. It is wonderful. (I told dh that I almost wish we could do it one more time. I must be crazy. I think it's part of the baby blues. ) I am enjoying her immensely and love her so much. She is bf'ing very well and Kayla is an awesome big sis. She sleeps decent but every other night wants to be up. I don't care at this point bc it is such a wonderful feeling just having a healthy newborn and being able to take her home with me. It is all new to me. I love it!
Congrats hunny! And sorry to hear about the c-section.......it happened to me too, sunny side up. and my pelvis was to small. But atleast our babies came into this world, and was healthy and u can take her home right away.