Wednesday, July 20, 2011
The Story of Baby Case
Wow, it has been a very crazy adventure!!! So to continue on after what happened Monday with the cervidol... I had it in from Monday to Tuesday. They didn't start me on Pit until about 6am. I started to really progress just within a few hours. I went from a one to a 3 in about an hour and a half. I was really proud and surprised that I was handling the pain so well. I got to a 4 by noon where I got the epidural. Anyone that knows me will be proud to hear that I didn't have ANY problems with it! So after I got the epidural things sorta headed south for me. I completely stopped dilating because Case was Posterior Lateral... something or other. We can't figure it out exactly but basically the babies head was in the way and I could not dilate anymore than a 4. So.... this was at noon! They let me stay on pit until 5:30 KNOWING that he wasn't going to progress before they shut the pit off and decided I needed a C Section, due to the fact that I was getting a fever and so was the baby, and the nurse told me I am very petite. Lets just say we weren't the happiest that they allowed that to happen. Case came out with a lot of cuts and bruises on his head from being shoved down there! We were all pretty upset. I haven't had the best hospital experience and it kinda just keeps on comin! I finally got done with the surgery recovery part and an hour and a half later I FINALLY got to see him and Sam! It KILLED me having to sit and wait to see them! It was sheer torture! I just wanted my baby!
So, they brought us back to my room and literally.... we were on our own! A nurse came to check my vitals and I asked for help nursing and got a one second lesson and that was that! The baby didn't go to the nursery because they don't allow that here, he stayed in my room the whole night. So we were on our own! Which was kind of nice in a way so that I could bond and we bonded as a family, but I just haven't gotten the help that I wanted or think I deserve. No one has talked to me about nursing, or taking care of the cord, its kind of ridiculous. But its ok! He's here and he's 100% perfect! He arrived at 7:00pm weight 6lbs 13 oz and he was a womping 20 inches long and as to quote the nurse.. has some of the biggest feet she's ever seen! So much for my small baby Doctor! We are SO HAPPY he is here! I've never felt more love for Sam and our perfect little creation! Its the most amazing adventure I've been on!