No news since Thursday... I hope you are too wrapped up in your new baby to bother with logging on, but if you aren't I'm still rooting for you Mary.
Hope you have had or are having your baby!
Thinking of you Mary, waiting for news.
Thinking of you Mary!
Still watching and hoping Mary. I hope that baby came!
That story about the 10 orgasms was awesome! That's one induction method I'd be willing to try, LOL.
Mary! I'm going to be offline for the next 2 days for Passover, I hope to come back to good news!!!
Hey hon, thinking of you & hoping all is well
(((Thinking of you Mary))) I hope you're cuddling with your little guy right now!
I have had you on my mind. KUP
Hope all is going well Mary!
Thinking of you too!
Ok, I'm officially stalking lodge's now
Can't wait for the next update!
Thinking of you and hoping things are going well and you have your LO.
Thinking of you Mary and hope all is well!
I hope everything is going well, I can't wait to hear!
thinking of you. Hope you had the little one and all is ok.
Mary--I am thinking of you and can't wait to hear how things went.
Thinking about you!
I have been checking this daily! Thinking about you and your sweet little boy!
Well, I hope you managed to avoid the c-section you had to schedule for yesterday and you had a successful VBAC!
Just checking in.
My thoughts are with you, Mary.
Also just checking in, hope your doing well!
Heya Mary... just checking in and hoping you are doing well...
I've been stalking this thread about 10 times a day. I hope everything is going well.
Thinking of you, Mary... Hope everything's well.
Hope everything is going well and mommy and baby are healthy!
Thinking of you...
I hope all is goign well Mary. Just thinking about you.
Checking in and hoping all is going well.
Sorry to take solong to check in but things have been so busy. Things definitely didn't go as planned but the end result was the same...healthy mommy and baby. After Thurs. contractions (march 29th) I decided to go back to the acupuncurist on Fri again before my appt. Friday morning I didn't feel well...very nauseas and headache but didn't think anything of it. I will tell you that I did feel worried and I felt that I wasn't going to go the whole weekend being pregnant but I wasn't quite sure why. Then at the acupuncture appt. I started realizing that I hadn't felt the baby move through the whole appt. I decided to grab breakfast and see what he did. 3 hrs. later and stillno movement I just knew in my heart that he was no longer happy. It is weird but I just knew it between me not feeling well and then the no movements. Well, I went to my ob appt. and when they listened for his heartbeat with the doppler it was very slow and it was actually not going back like it should. They put me in different positions to see if it would go back up but it didn't. I started calling my father to pick up my ds from the office since I knew I was heading to the hospital. I also called my ILs to let them know they can come today (they live 4hrs. away) and called my dh to let him know to head to the hospital. I have never been so frightened in my life....when I heard his heart rate my heart just sunk and I knew we had to get him out. What totally sucks is that the doc checked me and I was 2-3cm 90% effaced and +3....I was so close. I headed to the hospital where they hooked me up to the NST and were waiting for a BPP but we didn't even get that far when he started having decels that lasted more than 2 mins. Everything moved so quickly and they prepped me for the c-section....they couldn't move fast enough for me because I wanted him out so bad...I was so scared. They take him out and I don't hear him crying....I start panicking....my dh doesn't say a word to me and I start screaming "why isn't he crying?" and after screaming it several times the doc tells me that there was no amniotic fluid level and only tons of meconium. All I could hear is them pounding on his chest and them talking amoungst themselves but I can't hear what they are saying. My Dh finally tells me he is starting to come to it and that they are bagging him and suctioning him. I saw him for a brief second before he was taken to the nicu. They started giving me antibiotics because of all the meconium. My dh told me that he was completely covered in it and the doc said it must have been in there for several days. I finally got to see him later on that evening and they were running alot of bloodwork, a chest x-ray, and sugar was low so they had to feed him. Thankfully my dh let them know he was a bfing baby only and they put an NG tube in and fed him that way. I am so thankful that he is well and all his blood cultures and chest x-ray were normal. He did receive lots of strong doses of antibiotics (2 in the morning and 2 in the evening for 3 days) as did I. Cristian Cyrus was born on March 30th at 5:59pm via c-section and even though it was not what I had planned or dreamed of, I am so very thankful that he is healthy. I do not regret fighting for my VBAC and encourage any of you ladies wanting to do it to go for it and stand up for your right as a woman and for your body and choose. We are home now and he is such a sweet angel and am enjoying bfing and bonding with him so much. Thanks for reading my story and I hope you enjoyed. Mary
Mary, I'm so glad you and baby are ok!!!! Thanks for updating us!
Mary, I am so glad to hear that you and baby are doing well. I am sorry that you had such a big scare but its really great to hear that you are home and enjoying your little boy. Congrats
So glad that everything worked out so well in the end. I am happy that Cristian is doing so well now, after such a scare. And I am glad that you have no regrets in fighting for your VBAC. Your fight was quite inspiring! Thank you so much for sharing your journey.
Thanks for the update...I'm so glad that you both are okay.
I'm sorry you didn't get your VBAC-- but so happy to hear you are both well. I can't wait to see pics of your little man.
OMGoodnes, how scary for you. It is good that you trusted your instincts and went in when you did. I can only imagine how frustrating it must have been to be so close and still not get your VBAC.
You are right though, the MOST important thing is that he and you are both healthy, even if the process of getting to that point wasn't ideal.
Congrats on your little boy!... and thanks so much for the update.
Wow there is a LOT to be said for a mama's instincts... yay you for following yours and I'm so glad everything is OK! Sending lots of hugs & quick-recovery vibes. Happy babymoon!!!
Congrats Mama! I am so glad that everyone is healthy and proud for your VBAC fight! I cannot wait to see pictures of your beautiful son! Enjoy your baby moon!
Oh Mary. Big, big hugs for you. I'm so glad everything is OK.
Welcome to the world, little man!
Oh Mary, thanks for updating us! That was a hard read, almost brought me to tears. I'm so glad things turned out well in the end. This is what the OBs are good at and a great example of when interventions are necessary and good!
At prenatal class the nurse was trying to tell us that we'll know if the baby isn't moving enough in the end, she said "we'll just know" just like you did. Good intuition mama. Enjoy your little guy and your baby moon.. Quick healing to you both.
You put up an awsome fight because you know labor would be good for him. But also knew health was important. Mama's know so much you are so smart to follow your gut this entire prego right to the end. He is one lucky boy.
How is the happy family of 4? HUGS I have been thinking of you.
Thanks for sharing. That is a pretty scary birth story- thank god for mother's instincts. I'm glad you and baby are doing well now- congrats on your baby boy!
Can't wait to see what you little man looks like :bighug:
Mary, I am so happy that you are both doing well, and so sorry for that scare. But as Robin said, go Momma instinct! You knew what you needed to do.
You didn't lose your fight, you won! You didn't have a scheduled c/s due to your previous one, you had an emergency c in a circumstance that absolutely required it! I am in awe of you! :udawoman:
Congratulations Mary! I am glad to hear everyone is safe. I second Ayelet's comment - your c-section was due to a medical emergency so good for you for fighting for your VBAC. It sounds like there was no alternatives. I can't wait to see your little guy!
Congrats Mary. I am glad both you and Cristian are ok. TFS your birth story. can't wait to see the pix.
Congrats Sweetie! I'm so proud of you and you deserve a huge ((((HUG)))). I'm so glad that everything turned out well. Welcome to the world Cristian! Can't wait to see some pics
Oh Mary it is so good to hear from you and to know that you and your baby boy are doing well--I had been worried about you. What a scary situation...
Glad to hear from you - so sorry you didn't get your vbac but sounds like your mama's intuition was working well! I'm looking forward to seeing pics of Cristian. Congratulations!
(((hugs))) I'm so glad that things worked out well. Good job listening to your body and your baby!!
And congratulations on the arrival of your son!