Firstly, I arrived at the hospital at 2pm and found out I got a private room which was a bonus. I also found out I was strep B positive so I had to have the anitbodies, bummer. So around 5 the doctor came and explained what was going to happen. She inserted the cervidil @ 5:30 and by 6 I was having contration every 2-3 minutes but they were manageable. By about 9 I was in enormous amounts of pain and the contractions were on top of each other. The doctor came in and checked me and said that I was 2 centimeters but my cervix was still thick. They asked if I wanted to have a shot of morphin/gravel to ease the pain. I held off as much as I could but after another hr. I couldn't take it any longer. I had the morphin shot, it took the edge off and I was able to sleep through the contraction. A little while later, the doctor checked me again, I was 3 centimeters and a little thinner so she took out the cervidil. Not much after that, the contractions went away and I was able to sleep through the night.
The next morning, the L&D resident came to my room and said that they were going to start the induction shortly but they had some c- sections to do first. That was @ 7am, they didnt call me down to L&D till about 3pm. Got there, was checked and I was still 3 centimeters but I had thinned some more So, around 3:30 they broke my water, and there was a lot (I never got to feel my water break with my daughter because I had already had the epidural), and they started me on oxytocin.
The contractions started right away but they were manageable and I was breathing through them well. About an 1hr later and 4 more increase of oxytocin they were getting very hard to breathe through so I asked for the epidural. 1/2 hr later the anesthesiologist walked and started the process. 1 hr, 4 attempts and a ton of very painful contractions later, she FINALLY got the epidural in (I guess I have a boney back making it hard to insert the needle).So, I lay down to let the epidural take affect well they try to put the monitors back on and test with ice for freezing and almost immediately I start to feel pressure. It was still faint but I told the nurse and she checked me and I was 6 centimeters.
So they had a shift change and my doctor was on call (thank god) and we got a new nurse that had twin boys! It didn't take long for the pressure to start becoming uncomfortable. So she checked me again and I was only 7 centimeter I had only progressed 1 centimeter in an hours. So we sat and talked but the pressure started building and got so painfully I started crying and literally screaming through the contactions (which were now on top of each other). she gave me another drug through my epidural (not sure what the name of it was) to ease the pain the pressure but it did nothing. So she decided to checked me and sure enough I was fully dialted and ready to push (less than an hr after being checked and only being 7).
I started pushing with the next contractions and she called the doctor in for delivery. About 4 contractions later, Bradley was born screaming and healthy. So I waited 5 mintues for the contractions to start again well they checked with ultrasound to see the position of the baby. She had turned herself around and was now sideways. The doctor explained I had to push her into the channel so they could break my water. I pushed her down enough and they broke my water. They tried moving her in the womb (which was extremely painful) and he shoved his hand up there to try to grab her and turn her(which was just as painful) The problem now was that she was going to be born with her arm first which can't happen. So they let me try pushing her again and finally my doctor said if after this contraction I can't get her out we were going for a c-section...and that exactly where we headed.
The next 10 minutes were a blur. People were flying everywhere preping for the section and I was rushed to the OR. Well in there I could feel them pinching my stomach (the epidural had not taken fully) so I was gased and was not awake for my daughters birth. Everything happen so fast that they didn't even get my husband and he missed the birth as well.
I awoke about an hr later in recovery with my son in the room with me and some family members to fill me in on what had just happened. Bradley was doing well, but Kaylee had a bruised arm, had had some trouble breathing and her sugars were low but was doing better now.
They wheeled me down to the NICU with Bradley to see Kaylee, which is were I finally settled on her name, and I got to hold them both for the first time. Unforunately, we only had Bradley for short time because his sugars dropped as well. So that is where we sit now. I am still in hospital back and forth feeding the babies. Nursery is going ok, she is better on the bottle so I think we have decided to just pumped and bottle feed. All they need now is start gaining some weight and we can have our babies home with us.
I told you it was long If you made it to the end, good for you!
Wow! Vaginal AND c-section, you are a super woman!! I am so happy they are both healthy. Did they give you that disgusting drink before your section? It made me puke. They say that's not supposed to happen but I think they make you take it so that you throw up! Gross. Understandable though.
It sounds like your little girl was probably in distress, which is why they rushed the section. They usually don't use gas unless they absolutely have to. They wouldn't let me have gas until they were both born, even though I was in a ton of pain, because of the effects of gas on the baby.
Enjoy your babies!!!!
Thanks for taking the time to tell us the story....no birth story is too long imo. Compared to the labor you went through?! Wow. So sorry for all the distress involved, but glad that you have your 2 LO's. They will fatten up quickly I am sure!! Take care of yourself during your recovery--poor thing, both vaginal and c-section to recover from.
Enjoy those precious babies!!!! Pictures when you can please.
PS. Love both names!
Glad both babies are healthy, cute names too! I am sorry you had to go through both deliveries and be asleep for one. Take it easy on your recovery.
Rachel, momma to 4
dd 9, ds 7, twin boys Dec 09
I nursed my twins for 2years and 2 weeks! A little sad to be all done now.