:sleepygirl:Birth story of Olivia Hollaway
Originally Posted by Carolyn BOlivia Hollaway’s Birth Story
On Tuesday, December 7th I went in for my 38 week appointment and learned that Olivia was still very much breech. So at that point we add the version scheduled for Wednesday December 8th to try and see if she would turn. At that appointment, I had a very bad reaction to lying on my back and nearly passed out during the ultrasound. After about 5 minutes of being on my back I started to get really hot and sweaty and apparently turned as white as the wall as the ultrasound tech said. Olivia was looking big, they estimated about 8 lbs 6 oz and my water level was boarder line. Plus, she was lying with one leg up by her face and the other down by her bottom. So with all of this and with me not being able to lie on my back, we decided to pass on the version and just go ahead with the c section.
That weekend, Derek and I decided to have a couple nights out just the two of us before baby came. We went out to a nice dinner just the two of us on Saturday and then again with my family on Sunday night. There were actually a lot of birthdays at the restaurant that night and we got the waitress to bring us a “birthday ice cream” for Olivia since her birthday would be the next day!
Sunday night was surprisingly uneventful. I actually got a decent amount of sleep. I woke up Monday morning, December 13th, and started to get ready for the hospital. My parents and sister had stayed the night and would be at the hospital for the birth. Derek and I drove with my mom to the hospital and arrived about 9 am. The labor and delivery unit wasn’t that busy that morning and actually asked if I was here for the c section as I walked up. My mom had to wait in the waiting room while I got prepped for the surgery. We got moved into an observation room and did all the paper work, iv started, and met with the doctors. The c/s was scheduled for 10:30. At about 10:50 I walked back to the operating room and got the spinal. My blood pressure dropped quite a bit with the spinal and I was really loopy and out of it for about 15 minutes. Derek was walked back in and the c/s was started a little after 11:00 am. Everything went really well and Olivia Hollaway was born at 11:21 am on December 13, 2010. She weighed 7 lbs 7 oz and is 19 inches long. Her apgar scores were 8 and 9 and she was just absolutWely beautiful. Hearing her cry for the first time was the most amazing sound! The doctors cleaned her up and Derek brought her over to me. We got to sit there for a several minutes before Derek and the baby went with the nurse to the observation room to get cleaned up while they finished up the c/s. I was rolled into the recovery room a little after noon and we spent the next 2 hours there where I got a chance to breastfeed Olivia and bond as a new family.
A little after 2:00 pm, we were rolled into the mother baby unit where my parents and sister came in to meet the baby. Olivia was very alert the whole day. She would look around with her eyes open and making little sounds. She is just absolutely perfect. We were in the hospital for 3 days and finally went home on Thursday December 16th.