Friday, 18 September 2009

What The Heck Happened......

The short story....

So I was sitting in bed on Wednesday August 26 when my body started showing signs that I may be going into labor VERY soon. I ignored it a little not sure if it's what I thought, but Thursday morning I decided to go ahead and call my doctor knowing full well that he was going to send me to the hospital AGAIN!

I am so glad he did! By the time I got there I was dilated to a 4 and 90% effaced. I had been a 2 for a few weeks and I had just been checked 2 days before and everything was the same old.

The nurses at IMC decided to send me into a delivery room where I was monitored all day and night and given ANOTHER steroid shot. I am so grateful I was able to get a booster before Austin arrived. He showed ZERO signs of having blood on the brain and although he has been on a minor amount of Oxygen his lungs looked good as well.



Friday morning rolled around and according to the monitors I wasn't really contracting so my doctor told me I was going to be sent upstairs where for the duration of my bedrest. I was not thrilled at the thought of being at the hospital for 2 months. Now I know being stuck in bed is MUCH better then having a brand new baby in Intensive Care.

My doc checked me one more time before moving me and I was a 5 and 100% effaced! I was told I wasn't going ANYWHERE! At this point I was put on TOTAL bedrest which meant that I couldn't even get up to use the restroom. Only bedpans for me! It was horrible.



I had an ultrasound and Austin was breach so they scheduled a c-section for 3:30pm. As the day went on and I continued to progress they decided they couldn't wait till then and moved up my surgery for as soon as possible and in the mean tine I had to lay slightly upside-down! The goal was to keep pressure off my cervix since my water was going to break any second and if that happened it would have been very bad for Austin. There was another emergency so I was put on hold. I ended up having Austin at 3:21 pm.



Being monitored before all the drama began. I did not feel pain with one contraction. The nurses didn't know what to do. The last time I was checked which was early afternoon on Friday i was a 6 and I never felt even an inclining of pain.
They were pumping me full of fluids trying to keep me from contracting.

I hadn't washed my hair for a couple days (gross I know) so since I was not able to get up at this point and I was having a c-section in a couple hours my cute nurse washed my hair for me. Notice my sink....

My tilted bed

Brady showing off his surgical outfit

Me having baby Austin. What a strange experience it was having a c-section. I was so stressed because it felt like my legs were bent. I almost had an anxiety attack because of it. Brady was laughing at me. He thought I should have been more stressed that I was being cut open while I was still awake.

After I had Austin and they were stitching me back up the spinal tap started to come up all the way up to my neck. I felt like a couldn't breath at all and they had to keep reassuring me that I was breathing. It was a horrific feeling. I'd rather have a "normal" delivery any day of the week then do that again.

7 comments:

Eisha said...

Thanks for that! I was wondering about the drama,-good story! ps. I was totally unconscious for my c-section so I just woke up and they handed me a baby--I LIKED it1

lindsay Roscoe said...

Boy that brought back the emotions of that day. Seeing you upside down almost made me cry! It was quite the day! Defintly the most interesting birth story we have in this family. You look pretty freaked out in your birth picture. I know I would have been!

lindsay Roscoe said...

Oh and what I didn't say was that I am so proud of you all! You all have been amazingly strong throughout this ordeal. Thank Heavens we are closer to done then not with the hospital stay.

keri and taylor said...

I'm with you on the c-section! I hated not being able to move, I was shaking uncontrollably for 2 days straight, and during the surgery I felt like I was suffocating. I don't know any different, but I didn't like the whole c-section thing. It was great seeing you too! Please know I'm here for you whenever you need me!We're praying for your family and especiaally Austin! xoxo

vickersfam said...

Thanks for sharing your story, what a roller coaster! That must have been a terrible feeling, like you couldn't breathe. There were many things I didn't enjoy with my c-section too. I hope you're feeling well...physically, emotionally, spiritually. I'm sending you and your family all my love and prayers!

Kristina said...

Wow, that was intense just to read! If it wasn't all for the c-section, man, being held upside-down, washed in a bedpan for a sink, pumped full of fluids... sounds like some bizarre torture! You're one tough cookie, and it sounds like Austin is too. We're keeping you all in our prayers.

Danalisa said...

What a story!! Your little man has a BRAVE mommy! I'm so glad it all worked out...and how on earth did you manage to look so CUTE while being so stressed. LOL