Angelique Michelle!! Born via C-section at 12:54pm Wednesday, April 9th. 38wks gestation, but still a hefty 8lbs 6oz, 20.5 inches long.
Had an appointment Monday. BP was up, protein in my urine (for the first time), and was having bad headaches. They kept me overnight and started an IV. My cervix did not want to cooperate, so 9pm Tuesday, they started Cytotec (sp?), 1/4 of a pill every three hours. Because the meds they were using for my BP weren't working, they put me on a Magnesium Sulfite drip (which is also used to delay labor ). That was some fun stuff, let me tell you. After awhile, I got hot, I couldn't keep my eyes open, and my BP was still through the roof (didn't get below 150/100 before I delivered). So he suggested a C-section. I, amazingly, was more than happy at that point to go for it. They had put a catheter in, which let to a complaint because the nurse was so rough with it and didn't tell me what she was doing step by step (even though she clearly said she would). So that stupid thing was bothering me up til they took it out. I'm drowsy and loopy from the drugs, while they had me signing things and warning me about things I can't remember. So in a half hour, everything was set, and Earl was dressed in the pretty scrubs they gave him. They wheeled me in the OR and gave me a spinal. For some reason they gave me the smallest nurse to lean on. I thought I was going to break her. But again, I'm loopy and mumbling and that spinal felt so weird! They laid me down, Earl came in, they put the drape up and I was complaining, wanting to move my legs. I can't remember what the doctor was saying, but I was getting SO mad (well, as mad as a doped up woman can get, lol). About two minutes later, she was crying. I kept saying 'where's my baby?'. So they finally showed her to me, I kissed her, and completely passed out asleep. I woke up to them moving me and lifting my leg. Got to go, Write more later.
Thank you! There's not much more to the story, only I'm still pretty miserable and in pain. It sucks cause I can hardly stand let alone walk. So of course it's hard to feed her without hurting my stomach. All I can say is thank goodness for pumps, or else I'd be freaking out cause I DO NOT want to use formula (not saying anything bad about it, just not for me)
Wow CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I cannot beleive she is already here. I remember when you were posting belly pics at just 22 weeks! Well I am so proud that you and baby are fine and healthy....minus the huge gash in your tummy...lol
sorry sick sense of humor...
But congrats again and cannot wait to see some pics of this beautiful little girl!
I'm doing a little better with the breast feeding, she just gets lazy after awhile and moves her tongue, which HURTS. But I'm still going at it, it's definitely getting better!
That is her 'latch' - maybe you can get in touch with someone from la leche league and get some help on how to change that. If it doesn't get better (I'm talking from experience), your nipples can become cracked and your breast feeding relationship can be damaged. Make it as easy as possible on yourself. After the first few months it gets way way easier!