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April 8th, 2008, 11:11 AM
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Well it starts off pretty funny.. I had to have a scheduled csection becuase at my 33 week US I found out my son was breech. I was paying to have a 4D US done and when she put the wand where she thought his head was we got a nice view of his private instead of his head and that was when she said he was breech and that I needed to let my OBGYN know...So anyways..
At my next appt I told my Dr that I had, had the 4D US done and that he was breech so she felt with her hands and noticed that he was indeed breech.. SO she asked me if I would like to try an inversion(where they turn the baby).... I was willing to try anything at that point... So 3 days later I show up at the hospital to have this inversion thing done.. They hook me up to an IV and have me sign some papers and get me hooked up to the monitors.. Then they have me sign papers and ask all the questions and go over what they will be doing.. At this point I am still doing ok.. The nurse comes in to do the US to see the exact postion of Elijah and then enters the Dr...He introduces hisself and talks to the nurse and then asks if I was ready.. NExt thing I know there are like 5 other nurses in the room.. So the Dr starts feeling my stomach, then the pain starts.. He was actually scooping up the baby in his hands through my stomach and trying to turn him. Not only did I feel tons of pressure but I got the worst indian burn of my life.. I started crying it hurt so bad and I wasn't breathing which was causing problems.. Then I heard one of the scariest things in my life.. The Dr stoped and said the baby was going into stress and we had to watch him for a few and that they might have to do an emergency csection.. SO we all sat there waiting.. They put oxygen on me and got the US machine back on me again.. All that for nothing.. Elijah hadn't even budged. so we just decided to schedule the c/s...

Two weeks later when I am exactly 39 weeks I was scheduled for the c/s.. I had to be at the hospital by 5 am no later. So here I am at 4 am getting the rest of my stuff together when I hear a tow truck outside.. DH and I go running outside to see this tow truck hooking up to our car and I stopped him and apparently there was a mistake in the paper work but he allowed me to get the carseat out of the car atleast until I could call the car place.. I laugh at it now but I wasn't too happy about it then.. So needless to say here we are at 4 am calling my FIL to get a ride to the hospital so I can have this baby already. He gets there and gets me to the hospital with a minute to spare....So I get inside and was escorted to the labor and delievery floor. I get there and they check me in.. This is when m y nerves start to get to me. I was ok until I got to the room... The nurse gives me my fashion gown as she called it and told me to have a seat on the bed. She gets me hooked up to the monitors and got all of my information.. Then they came back in with the US machine to make sure Elijah was still breech.... Sure enough he was.. I could've told them that..LOL So the nurse is asking me all these questions when another nurse comes in to prep me.. They did my IV which I was used to by this time, and they put the catheter in which was REALLY uncomfortable...I couldn't even get out of the bed to walk the halls.. At this point my mom arrives so they come up and visit.... Then I find out that someone had to have an emergency c/s so I had to wait.. No prob for me but I was growing more and more nervous as the time went on...

Finally they are ready for me.. I said my goodbyes to my family, and my DH was given the scrubs to wear... Then they gave me this nasty crap to drink, and nothing to wash it down with because you couldn't have fluids or anything, and that stuff gave me the worse heartburn of the whole pregnancy.. The nurse has me stand up and walk over to the OR at this point I am walking funny becuase the catheter didn't feel the greatest... Then they take me back and I am oh so nervous and wanting DH there but he couldn't be there.. My nurse was awesome though. AS they were prepping me for the spinal she held me the whole time. She new I was really nervous and that made me feel sooooo much better.. It was like a comforting hug. The Dr started walking me through what all he was doing and I just asked him to do it and not tell me what was going on becuase they just made me associate it with pain and freak me out even more.. Almost instantly my feet started to tingle... I got worried and asked the nurses if that was normal and they said that was just the spinal working.. Then they started putting the sheets up and the brown stufff all over my tummy.. That was funny! It felt weird. After that they brought DH to me and he got to watch the whole thing.. They had already started cuttin into me when he got there and he said to me that they had his head and he was almost here.

Then I heard it... The most beautilful sound I have ever heard.. My son Elijah was here and man did he have a set of lungs.....I instantly started crying and DH wiped away my tears.. They were tears of joy... After that they wrapped the baby and took him and DH back to my room. That is where they weighed him and cleaned him up.... I had to stay behind while they finished up with me.. As they were cleaning me up and moving me to the gurny I felt so helpless and they were trying to move me and I was panicing becuase it felt like they were going to roll me onto the floor LOL.. When I got back to the room I finally got to meet my son.. He weighed 7lbs 3 oz and was 19 and a half inches long... I held him for the first time and I swear I got mad everytime the blood pressure cuff inflated... I felt like I couldn't even hold my son becuase of it, but it all worked out.. With in a few hours I was moved to the post partum floor and I got to go home Fri morn... It was great..

Glad I got to share this story with you....Hope you enjoyed it...

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May 3rd, 2008, 10:49 AM
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I'm sorry your inversion didn't go well and that they didn't put your catheter in after your spinal, but it seems like you had a joyous birth experience. I'm glad everyone is happy and healthy.
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