Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Delay in posts due to...

Yes, she's here! Last Monday, the 1st, I had another doctor appt. and he wanted me to go to the hospital for an NST (non-stress test) for the baby. So, the next morning, Juan and I went to the hospital for the test and they discovered that my fluid level was low and they didn't want to send me home because it could be dangerous for the baby, so they said they would start labor that very day. Of course, we hadn't brought my bag or anything because it was supposed to just be a routine test. I had no idea I'd be staying. Wow! (I remember having a feeling the night before that said, "put your stuff in the car, even if you have to just take it out...") Shoulda done that! At about 10:00 am, they started labor and all through the day, things were going very good, I was having some good contractions and I was being strong. I thought, "I can breathe through these contractions, I'll try it without the epidural." Ha! Near the end, I was saying, "I'm going to kill someone! Bring in the epidural!" And they did. I went nice and numb. But then, when they kept saying, "We need you to turn over," I was like, "I cannot move!" and they had to push and pull me to whatever side they needed me on. I was not dilating past a 4 the whole day, and they said the baby was face-up (or, opposite of what she was supposed to be to come out.) Finally, they concluded that my pelvis is not big enough to pass a baby through and said they were going to give me a c-section. I think the baby was going into a little stress also and they wanted to get her out. So, at about 9:30 or so, they upped the epidural and then I really couldn't move and they still needed me to get onto my side. They gave me some other stuff and the doctor said, "This will make you shake, by the way." Yeah, shake! I felt like I was freezing to death and I shivered so much, my teeth were chattering (is that the right word?) I would shiver uncontrollably at times. They wheeled me into the delivery room and the whole time they were doing the procedure, I just shivered so much. Juan was there holding my hand. I was feeling drugged up and in a dream-world, but I remember hearing the doctors' various conversations. They told Juan to come and look at the baby when she was out and he did, he got some pictures of her with a thing over her face (I'll have to post later.) So, she was born December 2nd at 10:46 pm, 20 1/2 inches long, 6 lbs. 7 oz. and she has a LOT of black hair and dark blue eyes (they look sapphire to me). She is such a doll. I love her so much. Now, I'm just trying to get into this first-time-mothering thing and I don't think I'm very good at it, in my opinion. I guess we'll get there someday. I'll post baby pictures as soon as I can, she's so dang cute!!

7 comments:

Lillian said...

Stacey I am SOOO happy for you. Congratulations! I am glad she's here and you are both healthy. I look forward to seeing pictures of her.

Sami said...

Congrats! I'm glad that she is finally here! Good luck with everything!

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Kari said...

I very happy for you! I'm sorry you had to do labor AND C-section. But I'm glad she is healthy!

susette said...

I feel privileged cuz you texted me some photos and she is the most beautiful little girl ever! Give her lots of hugs and kisses and love from our family.♥♥♥ How's the recovery going for you Stacey?

Kayce and Jared said...

I am glad you are doing ok. You will do a great job being a mom, Just trust your instincts. She jdut needs food, clean diapers, a lot of sleep and a lot of hugs and kisses. Congrats little lady!