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Abigails birth story!

Jan 18, 2013 - 8 comments

Ok so came to the hospital at 545am Monday, after being checked by the nurse (still only 1cm) pitocin started at almost 7am. Ob came in at 715am, checked me, still just a 1 (duh!) but he broke my water. Continued with tolerable contractions till about 1130, then the stretching pains got worse. So I finally got my epidural. Was scared as can be, anesthesiologist was great. He put my first (yes 1 OF 2) epidurals in at 12ish. Then nurse put my foley in, and recheked me and still only a 1....realy?!?! but I was still hurting really bad still on the right sde and my foley was illing me.
So we took the foley out,anesthsiologist came back (this time a women, who was really awesome!) did and ice check (tested my feeling on both legs, and of course left side i felt it, but not the temp, and the right....holy hell that was cold lol!) so she tells me we have to take that one out and put another one in. (she said its not totally uncommon to get one that functions only on one side). O so 2nd epidural in, OB back to check on my about 1pm, and bamm...4cm! Alright, so I was close to sleeping after that (Its nice what you can do when the epidural works lol).
So around 4pm Abbys heart rate started to raise. staying in 180s-190s and not dropping with contractions. I started to spike a temp. OB comes in to check me, and what still at a 4 and my cervix is starting to swell ( guess from all the pressure but no changes) so he talks csection, but says we have time. Then OB comes back, his mom got admitted to the hospital and he had to leave (I could tell it wasnt good, so I understood).
Hubby and I discussed csection situation with the new OB and nurse, and went for it. So at 647pm, Abigail Rae was born weight 9lbs 8oz 21 inches long!!! oh my goodness....Thats why I wouldnt dilate, she could get engaged into my pelvis!!! and wow she was huge....well all is good now, we are getting discharged from hosptal today! She lost 4oz since birth (very good) and momma is recovering....csection is definitely harder on the body, esp after laboring for 12hrs.

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by JennyB0125, Jan 18, 2013
Awe I am sorry you had such an ordeal, but am thrilled your princess has arrived healthy!! I saw her pics & she is adorable, great job mama!! Congratulations!

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by JMiller10, Jan 18, 2013
Thx Jenny.  I just ept telling myself whatever it took to get her out safe. We worked too hard to get here. I look at her and cant believe shes mine lol

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by JennyB0125, Jan 18, 2013
Awe that is so sweet, and yes a safe delivery is the most important thing! She is yours mama, so take it all in! I know you said on my note that you want to just stare at her,,I dont blame you she is precious..but you do need your Try to balance it

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by robin85, Jan 19, 2013
congrats on your baby girl

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by JMiller10, Jan 19, 2013
Thans ladies

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by KTowne, Jan 19, 2013
Congratulations I hope you heal well, I'm 5 days past my c-section, the first few days are the hardest. I'm starting to feel a lot better, I hope you do too!

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by beautifulmum, Jan 19, 2013
so sorry to hear you had to c section after all that. i am terrified to have to that with my last one. glad you made it and are holding your little princess. congrats again

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by JMiller10, Jan 21, 2013
I am definitely feeling better..Didnt wana take any vicodin, so stuck with just ibuprofen. Im a light weight when it comes to pain meds, and get really loopy. I am getting around good, taking Abby for walks, and doing a little bit round the house.
Csection scared me, and it still does a little. Mainly just the after care. Incision infection or wound opening up. But so far so good.

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