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December 26th, 2006, 07:22 PM
Join Date: Jul 2006
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Originally Leila was due on August 9th. She was in a breech position so we already knew ahead of time she would come by c-section. On August 1st I went in for my regular weekly check-up...for the second week in a row my blood pressure had been high. This time the doctor who was going to deliver me got called in. He checked me and they looked at the baby and then he left the room...when he came back in he told me to immediatly go to the hospital that I was having the baby in 6 hours...due to high blood pressure.

I was TERRIFIED! I was ready...but I wasnt! It was just supposed to be a check-up...I had to grasp the notion that in 6 hours I was actually going to be a mommy!

So I got into my car and started to FREAK out! I called my husband and told him to get to the hospital as soon as he could. Now, it was only 12pm....and I was scheduled for my surgery at 6pm.

So I got to the hospital and into my room...the whole time freaking out because I was alone and I HATE needles and I had to have my blood drawn AND my IV put in!

I sat there by myself until about 4:45pm when my husband FINALLY got there! Unfortunately he had to have someone drive him since I had the car...and that person decided to stay. Then he made it worse by saying his MOTHER was showing up! OH I was m-a-d! It was only supposed to be him and MY mom...not everyone else! So while I was nervously awaiting my c-section I had to semi entertain people...it sucked big time!

Finally the time came....I walked to my room trying not to cry (never had surgery and I was TERRIFIED). They wouldnt let my husband come just yet for some reason....

When I got into the room they gave me my spinal (which I was also afraid of). It wasnt that bad actually...the numbing shot they gave me first hurt worse than the spinal did! After that they layed me down and explained what all I was going to feel...then they put in my catheder(sp?). They pinched me and asked if I felt it...I didnt of course. There is no stranger feeling that basically being paralyzed from the chest down!

Finally the doctor came in and they let my husband in. YAY! The whole time they have 80's music playing n the backround. Niiiiice.

When they started there was this burning smell...I tried not even to think of what THAT was! They really had to push and pull on the baby because she was hanging on to me for dear life! When they finally got her out everyone was AMAZED at how big she was....nobody had anticipated it! 9.14lbs and 24 inches long!

The doctor put her little head over the curtain and she was SO beautiful...but unfortunately all I could think of was that I couldnt breathe! He had pushed so hard on my chest to push her out!

Then they took her away....they finished me up and took me to recovery and brought my baby to me 30minutes later....phew!

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December 27th, 2006, 02:00 PM
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It's Vanessa & Hunter (TML). I am so glad you all are here! How is the little one? Your birth story is great. I never read it before, I don't think?
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