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His due date was March 12th but since I had already had 3 c-sections, I was going to be delivering this little one by c-section also. At about 24 weeks, we decided to schedule the c-section for March 6th (my birthday). About two weeks before the schedules day, I started developing high blood pressure and spilling proteins. I was diagnosed with mild preclampsia. After several tests, NSTs, and u/s, my OB decided that we should deliver him a bit earlier than the originally scheduled date. We decided on March 1st. AT 6am on March 1st, DH and I headed to the hospital to meet our little man. We were brought into the OR at about 8:45. It took several attempts to get the spinal in (OUCH) b/c I have a slight curvature to my spine. Once that was done, things moved fast. My OB kept me up to date on everything. First cut was made at 9:06am. Christopher came out at 9:13 am. He then proceeded to pee and pee and pee. They said he must have peed at least 5 times in the OR. Once they cleaned him up, DH got to hold him and I got to see my little man for the first time. He was beautiful! 9 lb 6oz, 21" long, and lots of black hair. Finally at 9:42, I was closed up and ready to move to recovery. I didn't expect to see my little man until I was out of recovery but they asked if I would mind nursing since he was showing signs that he was hungry. When I got him, he latched right on and proceeded to eat and eat. It was wonderful to be able to bond with him right away.
~Beth~ Wife to my Airman Chris, and mommy to: Anthony Nathaniel (8/31/04), Anastasia Fae (8/01/06), Baby C (lost on 10/12/07), David Cillian (7/31/08), Charles George (4/29/10), and Alan Christopher (2/22/12)