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On May 27th I went into the hospital at 8 pm to try attempt number two at induction. I was 39 weeks and 5 days. I didn't tell any of our family because I didn't want to get my hopes up if things didn't work out. I had three does of Cytotec spread out over every four hours. I was given an epidural after some painful contractions (bless those women who choose to go natural). Some were really painful and others I couldn't feel.We ended up calling our families that am to let them know it looked like our baby could arrive around 7 pm. At noon my dr. came in to check my progression and let me know that she believe something was wrong with the baby (cord issues) and that is what was preventing me from dilating.If I laid on my right side the baby wasn't doing well on the monitors. My dr. said she believe it would be best to go for a c-section and normally she does not push for these, but I still had 0 dilation and the baby's heart rate was not doing well consistently. So from the time I got that news we were in surgery in less than an hour. Our house closing was the next day and we had been waiting on the notary, but she didn't arrive in time before the surgery so she had to come back later.
I wasn't worried or upset about having a c-section and within an hour I had my baby at 1:16 pm. The cord had been wrapped around his shoulder and neck plus he had swallowed meconium. His first cry made me cry. He was 6 lbs and 8 oz and 19.25 inches of perfection. I was awake and alert during the whole procedure and everything went well. I have no regrets because had I not tried the induction who knows how things could have ended up. Recovery has been going fairly well and I have stopped taking the pain meds. The hardest part of recovery is avoiding chafing of the incision. The first few days in the hospital were rough and felt like my stomach was going to burst anytime I moved. Stool softener does not seem to be working that well. Swelling has finally started to go down. I didn't have any swelling in my legs during pregnancy, but blew up after the c section.
I have had family over every single day helping since we had a lot to get done on our house so the extra help has been great, but I am ready to be alone.