Garrett Jeff Lee's Birth Story
So it was Tuesday 12/2 and I called the L & D like they told me to at 6:30 am to make sure they could take me. They said they could so we dropped the other children off at my moms house and by the time we got breakfast and everything we didn't actually end up at the hospital until 8:00 or so.
Dr. A came in and checked me and told me that I was 1 cm soft but still very very high he called me Quebec I guess its their little code for someone who's baby is still very high up. It was funny at the time because I thought he would come down after contracting some, now its not so funny because he NEVER came down.
So they inserted the Cervadill at 8:40 and told me that they would check me periodically but he didn't expect anything really to happen today and that we will probably be having the baby tomorrow. So as the day went on I decided that I wasn't going to torture myself and I asked for an epidural as soon as I could get it (thank god I did this) but unfortunately I would never progress far enough on Tuesday to get it :(. So after the cervadill being in for 12 hours I had only progressed to 3 to 4 cm and I was feeling quite crappy. My doc decided it would be best to let me sleep so they took the cervadill out and moved me to a recovery room and shot me in the butt with Morphine so I could sleep. The nurse said that my contractions should die off and I would be able to get things started in the morning. So I got my shot of Morphine at 9:30.
I was sleeping in between the contractions but every time I had one it would wake me up. I tried to see how far apart they were but I was kinda out of it and couldn't tell time lol. At about 12:40 I felt a contraction start and it felt like my stomach was getting bigger and bigger and bigger and then it finally popped. I woke up and said JAY!!! I think my water just broke. I called my nurse in and well it was quite obvious that my water had broke. The bed was SOAKED. I got up to go to the bathroom and had another big rush of water then when I laid back down (after the poor girl just changed the sheets) I had another big gush and she suggested that I try and sleep still through the contractions. I laid down and tried for about 20 minutes but there was NO WAY I was going to sleep. I was too excited and in too much pain. Once that water breaks man those contractions freakin hurt!
So they moved me back to a delivery room and I told them that I wanted an epi. The epi guy came in about 20 minutes and he did an awesome job. It was kinda tingly on one side like the one I got with Sophie but I was expecting it so it wasn't as bad. So around 1:00 or so my pain was subsided by the epi. I was checked again around 7:00 ended up fighting with my doctor and told him I was going to kick his azz because he was taking a shower instead of coming directly to me when I was ready to push lol. But I still had a lip of cervix that wouldn't go away on one side. I begged him to push it out of the way and he thought I was crazy because I guess most people scream and cry and yell that it hurts but it just felt damn good to me. He told me I was all bass ackwards lol.
So with the lip of cervix pushed out of the way I got to pushing. God did I ever push. I tried my left side right side all fours. I pushed and pushed and pushed for almost 2 hours. Now normally I'm a very very good pusher. I knew something was not right. Finally Garrett's heartrate started going funky. It went down to 40 and then up to over 200 and it was scary. I told my doc that he was not coming out this way and I couldn't do it anymore. He said there was only one other way to do it. I said do it do it now and give me a tubal while your at it! I said this kid is too big to come out this way. And he said ya know I never thought of that :roll:.
So they prepped the room and within twenty minutes I was in the OR numb from the neck down (boy whatever they put into that epi to make it work better was some powerful crap) It was weird. I appologized for eating too many cookies and being heavy and the nurses having to move me around. They told me not to worry. I love them. So they cut him out and he didn't cry. I was freaking out. I knew something wasn't right. I kept asking them why he wasn't crying. After a minute he made some gurgly noises but it wasn't a cry and I really was freaking out. They took him away and the pediatrition came over to my head and told me that he was having trouble breathing on his own and they had to take him to the nursery, but he was going to be ok.
They tied my tubes and it seemed like it took forever. I messed with them half way through and told them that I changed my mind :twisted: I could feel him hovering over my body and I could almost see the look on his face in my head and then I said JUST KIDDING. LOL. I'm so evil. He said well we only did one so we could have stopped and given you half a chance.
After everything was all sewn up they told me that they couldn't bring him to me because he was still having trouble breathing. So they brought me to him after a couple of hours and I finally got to hold him even though he had a little oxogen thingy in his nose. Then I went to go help up in my room and the peditrician came in and told me that I had a decision to make. He felt it was best for Garrett to be transferred to a hospital with a better Nursery as if something where to go wrong with his breathing they would be unable to really do anything for him. I decided that it was best for him to be transferred to one of THE best NICU places in the country. So they transferred him to woman and infants hospital in RI. Unfortuantly I didn't realize that he would be gone for so long and I would be unable to go with him.
He was in the NICU for 4 days and I ended up leaving the hospital a day early so I could be with him. I went straight to his hospital from my hospital without my superscription C-Section with no drugs...not recommended. They were nice enough to give me a room for the night. I stayed and was with him as often as possible. Then the next day they released him around 1:30 and I was finally home and settled with my beautiful baby boy around 4:30.
And that is the whole horrible birth story. Sorry its so long. LOL.
Garrett Jeff Lee Born 9:33 AM 11 lbs 2.4 oz 21 1/2 inches LONG! Big boy!
Me when I was still hugely pregnant
Husband in scrubs
The first time I got to hold him
My beautiful baby boy!