Check out this thread:
LABOR DAY THREAD
And answer the questions. Its funny to read what some people are saying are their funny labor moments.
Jenn- I didn't know Justin was such a thunder stealer during your labor! G totally was too- the big babies! Did he make it into your c/s with you?
G was also a big baby about my fertility shots. He wanted to give me one, and was soexcited to stick me. But when the time came he chickened out. I poked myself and he almost passed out. I found him laying on our office floor-pale as can be! It was just a little needle. Sheese!
He did make it but only after we asked carrie to come in his place. I can't remember if she had already suited up or not when he decided to come with me. His stress level is the sole reason he wants me to have a repeat csection this time. :rolleyes:
With my shots he was pretty good. I did PIO for about 7-8 weeks and there was no way I'd do them myself so he did all those. There would be times he would freak out at the last second and not get the needle the whole way in and have to push it the rest of the way. Nor he would poke me and out of a knee jerk reaction he would pull it back out real quick and I would have to get a new needle, ugh!
Are you going to try for a VBAC? Hopefully if you get a c/s again Jus know what to expect and do a little better. G wa much better for my second c/s, But he almot passed out again when I got to my post partum room because he was watching them put in Andrew's UVC (umbellical IV).
It's funny. G's so laid back I never would have pegged him as a the kind to get whimpy with medical stuff.
My delivery method is very much up in the air. I plan to stay open and just see what happens. I'd like a vbac but because of the timing of my due date as well as my OB's on call schedule that may not happen. Obviously if I was hardcore about it I would make it happen, but I'm not. Either way the end result is a baby so I will be ok no matter what. BUT – big BUT – after watching A Baby Story last night with a woman doing a csection I was crying and telling Jus "I just can't do that again!" LOL – so who knows. My OB is fine with me doing a VBAC but he is only 1 of 2 Obs at my hospital that will do them, so I have to hope one of them are on call when I go into labor and that I go into labor before 39 weeks.
You're right. Either way you will get to hold your sweet little girl. FWIW, my second c/s was fun and relaxing! Weird, huh? It should have been a bit scary delivering early, but as soon as Andrew was out and they said he was okay. It was fun and easy. they played Jack Johnson in the OR and we all chatted. If my OB wasn't elbow deep in my guts and my uterus wasn't sitting on my stomach, I could have been having coffee with friends. I was kinda sad when they were finished.
My first one- I got a lot of anxitiy and was about to majorly freak out and ask for something to calm me down, but right when I couldn't take anymore they finished. Whew!
if you have to have another one, bring your own music. It will help. I'm forever thankful for the anesthesiologist for playing his IPOD for me.
With D it was a case of me needing it after failing to progress to 10. I had already been on the epi for 12 hours and was exhausted for being awake for 52 hours straight in labor. By the time I was in the OR I just wanted everyone out so I could sleep. The lifted him up for me to see and my thoughts were like this "awww...he's beautiful. now everyone get out! wait - don't give him to me, i can't hold him, i'm too sleepy. can all of you just get out? i just need some sleep - let Jus have him. seriously - can you all just get out?"
I don't want to be that tired this time.
I've talked to my OB about ways to make the csection a little better. Like I want to see Deacon being delivered so I asked him to lower the drape - he was fine with that. Then I asked him if Jus can video it and he was fine with that too. I asked if my arms would be strapped down and he said no - but they may be taped - but if I wanted I could easily break the tape. LOL I love how accommodating he is!
We don't strap our patients down. OMG! That sounds awful! I surely would have freakedthe****out it that happened to me-even with just tape.
I was already suited up! And I remember because those scrub pants barely fit me, and once I got them on, they were so skin tight I could barely move. LOL So I stood outside the door while you had your c-section, just in case J came running out puking or something
ROFL! I didn't even know that. I knew you were out by the door and I remember the pictures of Deacon and Jus leaving the room that you took.
We don't strap our patients down. OMG! That sounds awful! I surely would have freak the****out it that happened to me-even with just tape.
When we went through the classes pre birth and they talked about the c-sec procedures, she told us that they did strap the patients down. Thankfully, when I did have mine, they did not because I was already in a state of panic, that would have made EVERYTHING worse for me.
When I had my foot surgery a few years ago, they strapped my arms down and it was everything I could do to keep from panicking. Thankfully the anesthesiologist realized I was freaking out and loosened them enough I could move a little.