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Emmalyn's birth story (w/video)


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April 10th, 2012, 01:52 PM
brandywk's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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It's kinda hard writing a birth story when you have a scheduled c-section. I arrived at the hospital, listened to the baby on the monitor for a few minutes, asked me a bunch of questions, took me to the O.R. and then the baby came out. Not to exciting to read about. However it was the most scary and exciting experience for me! This is my first time actually making it to my scheduled c-section date. All my other babies decided to come out when they wanted to. With my other deliveries being in pain, I was just so anxious to not be in pain anymore I didn't have time to think about how scary the process of having major surgery is. However this time having to walk into the OR was very scary! I looked around and saw all the equipment, doctors and nurses waiting for me. Dane had to wait in the recovery room across the hall until my anesthesiologist had the epidural/spinal in place. My doctor decided to do an epi/spinal combo because she anticipated lots of scar tissue and didn't want a spinal to wear off halfway through the surgery and have to put me under general. The epidural placement did not go in easy, it was very painful and the anesthesiologist had a tough time getting it in the correct spot. Towards the end of her placing it I almost told them to stop and just give me a spinal. It hurt so bad! Once in it was so nice to finally have relief! For months I've been having contractions and round ligament pain, so it was nice to feel numb! After my doctor came in and I was draped, Dane was brought in to sit by my head. Even though I couldn't see or feel anything I ease dropped on the doctors. I could hear them discussing where to make the uterine incision. My placenta is in front, so I'm sure they were trying to figure out where the placenta ended and was safe to make the cut. Then to my surprise my doctor told Dane that they baby was about to be born, Dane stood up and started taking video! Apparently my doctor and Dane talked before my surgery about getting video of Emmalyn coming into the world! How awesome is that! Here is that video. It's only about 30 sec long and it's not too gruesome at all, just simply amazing!

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Emmalyn Marie

6lbs 15oz 17.5 inches

Sister to Christian, Madelyn & Samuel

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