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Kobain's Mommy October 27th, 2011 12:10 AM

Lennon's birth story *tramatic birth ment*
Lennon was born on Oct 17th at 921am. She was 8lbs 8oz and 20" long. It was a repeat c-section. I figured it would be a piece of cake since I knew what to expect. Well things didn't go as planned. Baby came out fine, but once my OB went to take the placenta out I started bleeding. They estimated I lost 1500cc of blood and was boarder anemic to begin with. They ordered up blood but didn't end up giving me it. I was trying to process the whole them ordering up the blood, they had taken DH and DD out of the OR at this point, when I heard my OB ask the assisting nurse if she'd ever assisted with a hysterectomy. The nurse said "Yes, and I'm ready if you are." I about lost it at this point. My anesthesiologist was great and kept talking to me to distract me and to calm me down. My OB told the nurse that she wasn't ready to give up, but was giving it 5 more minutes before she'd consider it. She knows we want more kids. Well she ended up finding the bleed not long after. But when she closed up she used staples instead of her normal stitches just in case she needed to go back in. I had a lot of pain from the staples. They came out yesterday and we found out why I was in so much pain. Somehow some of them got twisted.

The OB also made mention my uterus was paper thin, so any more pregnancies I'll be even higher risk. I googled and talked to my L&D friend, and will be talking to my OB at my 6 week. But from the looks of it having a huge baby first (he was 10lbs 9oz and 21" long) then getting pregnant again when he was 9 months and having a larger second baby could have caused the thinning. We want more kids but not for about 4-5 years. Yes I'll be advanced maternal age then (I'm 29 now) but even after talking to my friend she said that time may give my body enough time to heal.

OK onto squishy pictures
DS wasn't sure at first, but now that we are home he's warming up to the idea.
First car seat picture. DH put her in and got it all ready. The nurse was impressed.

ashj_1218 October 27th, 2011 09:26 AM

Re: Lennon's birth story *tramatic birth ment*
Wow...she is so dark!! I mean compared your blond-fair little man. I love her gorgeous hair :)

So sorry her birth was so traumatic...I think hearing hysterectomy while strapped to a table, bleeding, would completely freak anyone out. I am glad that it did not end up being needed!! I would def give your body some healing time.

SillyKitty October 31st, 2011 10:02 PM

Re: Lennon's birth story *tramatic birth ment*
Sorry your birth was traumatic... I totally would have freaked out if I heard hysterectomy, too, and I'm not even planning on having more kids. I was a little worried about that when they took me for my d&c for retained placenta. I'm glad they got the bleeding stopped and hope you have an uneventful pregnancy in the future. And, hey, in 4-5 years you will not be advance maternal age! LOL I had dd#2 just before I turned 29, and then waited for 8 years to have dd#3, which did put me at "advanced maternal age" but my pregnancy was relatively uneventful.

justjaQ January 8th, 2012 09:21 PM

Re: Lennon's birth story *tramatic birth ment*
congratulations! your kids are beautiful! :)
i'm sorry things didn't go as planned, but glad to here they didn't need to do the hysterectomy.

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