My EDD was Sept 24, 2006. I went in for my weekly appointment on Sept 12. Everything was normal, I did have a little swelling, which has been going on for a couple of weeks at this point but my dr wasn't worried since it only did when I was on my feet for long periods of time. They took my blood pressure and they were a little worried so I had to lay on my left side for about 30 minutes and they took it again, and it was still a little high. I was only 1cm.. My dr said since I am having a little swelling and my blood pressure is high we will induce you next week. So come in on Monday evening at 8:30pm and we will get you on your way to having your first baby. Of course, Tim and I were super stoked! We have waited so long to meet her and now it was only a week away! I was on bed rest and I even asked if I could go to the state fair and he laughed and said that it was out of the question. Bummed about that, but still thrilled that she was going be here in only a week. Monday came by so slow! My husband had an awful at the time that wouldn't let him off a couple of hours early so my aunt and my cousin took me to the hospital and Tim would meet me there after he got off work. So my aunt, cousin, and I decided to go to dinner for the one last time before I became a mommy. Dinner took a little bit longer then expected and I showed up at the hospital an hour and half later. They were okay with it.. and went ahead and sent me to my room. I filled out paper work and later my brother and his wife came up to see me and make sure I didn't need anything and everyone hung out for a little bit until Tim finally came to the hospital. In the mean time they hooked me up to my IV and started me on the med to help speed things up. Later that evening after everyone left they put the pill inside to help dilate me at a faster speed or to help thin it out, whatever it does.. So lets just say that night went pretty smooth besides the fact I had to get up and use the bathroom every 5 minutes and I kept moving making the beeper go off because they lost the heartbeat.. My poor husband was so exhausted since he had to un-hook everything each time I had to use the bathroom, and he also had to help push the IV around with me.
Early on Tuesday morning my dr came in and checked me, I was still only at a 1cm but he broke my water, which was the most uncomfortable thing! And I felt like I wet my bed and gah, it was awful. They finally started uping the contraction meds to help speed up the process. I think I got checked every hour to half an hour, and still I only at a 1 to a 2cm. The contractions were strong and close apart so I went ahead and got the epd. and man was I feeling good! By this time, it was close to noon around 1ish and my dr came back to check on me and I still was only at a 2cm so he went ahead and uped the contraction meds all the way up to see if that was helping any. He came back around 4pm and still no progress so he was starting to wonder. He said since she seems like a big baby and your body is already so tired and you're not getting any higher then 2cm, that our best option is to do a c-section.. I started freaking out because I heard all the horror stories about c-sections and how painful it was. You never got your body back to the way it was before child, etc. I cried but I told him whatever I had to do for this baby that I will do it. So I was the next person on the list to get in the OR. It took awhile since others that had emergency c-sections had to go before me... At around 5:00 they gave Tim his outfit and I have been holding my bladder this whole time... I really needed to use the bathroom. Well, after me freaking out and having a break down Tim was making me laugh so hard when he was putting on his outfit to go in the OR I wet the bed. Trust me, it wasn't just a normal wetting the bed type. I soaked through the dog pads onto the sheets and everyone in the room was laughing at Tim and me because I said some crazy things while on the epd. The nurse came in and Tim told her that I wet the bed and that he was trying to change the pad but didn't know where they were, I mean Tim even found some rubber clothes to put on and was making a huge deal out of it. It was so funny! She looked and said they haven't put on the cath. yet? I said no.. so she went and did that right away after changing the sheets and the dog pads. After all that was said and done, I got wheeled out of my room about 6 and was in the OR room by 6:05pm.. They started doing the prep and told Tim to come on in. They started to cut me and I could feel it, so I started saying ouc and they asked me if I could feel it, and I said yes. So they stopped gave me more stuff to numb me and waited a few minutes and started again.. I again, could feel them and I said I could still feel you so they just waited a few more minutes and asked if I could feel this and I said yes so they just gave me a shot in the belly to numb it and on their way they went. Madison Mae came into our lives at 6:35pm, on Sept 19, 2006, 8lbs 10oz, 20inches long. A full head of black hair and perfect skin color. She was so beautiful! Even though she was a little swollen being in the birth canal and not going any where, she had a little cone head, but it went away shortly and her eyes were swollen as well.. But that all didn't matter, she was here and healthy.
I stayed in the hospital until Friday morning and of course Tim was unable to take me home since he had to work, he only got be there for the day of her birth and had to go back to work the next day. Which was a total bummer, but my moms best friend Joni (my mom past away in 01) who Madison calls Mimi was there early morning and stayed until late evening every day. My cousin took me home, and I thought she was going to stay with me during the day, just dropped me off and helped Madison and I get settled in and she left. I looked at Madison and I started crying because I didn't know what to do.. I was all alone for another few hours until Tim got off work. It was so scarey! I also cried in the hospital when I had a 30 minute window without anyone in my room and it was just Madison and I.
But now, she's sitting here next to me talking up a storm and in Jan 6, 2009 we will have a new addition to the family, another baby girl named Kameron Rae.
Me the night before I became a Mommy!
This is Tim when he was making me laugh and I had the accident in my bed.
Born September 20, 2006
7lbs 12 oz 20 inchs
My EDD was 4 October. I went for my regular 38 week appt. They said I was not dilated and that it didn;t look as though it would be any time soon. Then he listened to my little guys heart beat. Didn;t say anything about it, although I thought it sounded fast, but I didn't say anything b/c who am I!
Sent us on our way and said see you next week.
On our way home, the doc called and said he would actually feel better if we went over to L&D to have them monitor me b/c he thought the baby's heart rate was rather fast. He didn;t say what it was though.
We went over to L&D, my DH pratically dragged me in b/c I wasn't walking fast enough for him. We get all hooked up to the monitors and they see his heart rate was 279. They thought the monitor was malfunctioning. They called the doctor on call and b/c it is a teaching hospital they had Interns in and out talking about what it could be.....in front of me....with no resident to control things!!!
My doc came in and my husband and I freaked out b/c the Interns were talking about how our DS could die blah blah blah....she immediately kicked them all out and told them not to come back. She looked at the printout and said the baby's heartbeat was VERY high and there is no reasons why....she didn't see any reason as to why we shouldn't have a c-section.
They immediately rushed us back and they hooked me up to a few monitors, put a cathetor in and then sat me up and gave me my epidural. It all happened so fast that all I could think was I can't believe I am going to meet my DS in a few minutes.....didn't notice that they had put the epidural in and had me laying down already.
DH came in and they started! His eyes were ready to pop out of his head from what he saw....meanwhile i am just chatting away about how I can't believe we are going to meet DS! Finally at 6:31PM he was born and I heard him cry....immediately I began to cry! I never got to see him...they took him right over and began evaluating him...then took him to the NICU. I told DH to go with him that I was fine! DS's heartrate had dropped back down to normal so they took him to the regular nursery.
After being in recovery for what seems ETERNITY....they finally brought me to my room when i could move my toes. They stopped me in the hallway where my family was and DH brought our son to me.....I was a mess crying and kissing him and checking him all over...5 fingers in each hand, 5 toes on each foot. LOL
The next morning when a pediatrician came in to look at him we told her what had happened. She ordered an EKG and had cardio look at him. Only after we mentioned something did they realize he had Wolff Parkinsons White Syndrome. It is when you have two electrical pathways in your heart instead of one. His heart itself was healthy, he just had two electrical pathways. He is currently on daily medication until her turns 5, at which time they can do a procedure to correct it and he won't ever have to worry about it again!