|First baby picture. Baby L, 6 lbs 2 oz. 19.5 inches long|
I won’t bore everyone with a long drawn out description of L’s birth story. So here’s the quick and dirty:
- The husband and I went to bed around midnight. I was feeling a little achy and wondering if it was early labor or just regular pregnancy discomforts
- At 1:45am I woke up to use the bathroom to find that my water had broken (big time!)
- The in-laws arrived about an hour later to take care of T, while I got to get my first hint of real labor (ouch!)
- We arrived at the hospital around 3am. At 80% effaced, only 1 cm dilated, and the baby still high up; I said go ahead and prep me fora repeat cesarian…I’d had enough of labor pains!* (My back was killing me and it was getting hard to breathe through each contraction)
- I signed a lot of papers, and requested to talk to the anesthesiologist to prevent some of the complications that happened with T’s delivery.
- Then it was time to go in for surgery! And at 5:41am, I heard my little girl let out her first scream…which incidentally didn’t stop for quiet a while. She’s a feisty one!
|All dressed up and ready to go home.|
Life has been crazy after getting home from the hospital. I’m healing quickly (much like last time); but there’s been a complete parade of family members in and out all wanting to spend time with the new baby. T is as sweet as can be for now – which also unfortunately meant that she shared a nasty stomach bug with everyone in our family as well as my stepmother and mother-in-law.
* I am very aware of the battle between VBACs and repeat c-sections. My OB is actually very pro-VBAC. However, I am lucky enough to have access to several other medical experts and opinions…pretty much all of which said there’s no way I should attempt it with my other complicating factors.