Friday, November 9, 2012

11/9/2012 Birth #5qf

Because one of our twitter friends had a baby this week, and we were all so excited about it, I suggested to Mama M that we have an all birth Five Question afriday. Well I guess she really liked all my questions, or nobody else remembered, so all five of these are mine, except the last one. So go link up, and enjoy the fun, and go read about others birth stories!!

1. If you had a c section do you wish you would have had a vaginal birth? Or vice versa?

I had a vaginal birth with both kids. And I am actually very glad that I didn't have to have a c section with either one. I know the recovery is a lot harder and other complications can occur. 

2. I
f vaginal did you go drug free?
Drug free? What the hell is that? I got drugs the minute my OB said I could have them!!! I have a really high tolerance for pain, but to me, dealing with pain when this is supposed to be the best time of your life, wasn't worth it. I wanted to be able to enjoy my labor as much as possible, all the way to the end. 

3. Did you have any complications?

I didn't really have any serious complications per se, but their were issues with each birth.  With Love Bug, her head wasn't going the rigth way, so pushing wasn't doing any good. She was looking off to the side, and not up, like she was supposed to. So after an hour and a half of pushing, my OB came in and turned her head. That was actually more painful than the actual delivery. But, as soon as she did that, 2 contractions later she was out!
With Baby Bug, he did have a more significant issue. Thorough my labor, my nurse, Skipper, who was fabulous, was aware that his heart rate wasn't staying up. She had me switch sides, she adjusted the monitor, she put the head monitor on him, but his heart rate wasn't staying up. She gave me some oxygen to try and get him some more oxygen. When I was at a 10, my OB comes in, and because of the beauty of iPhone and a really cool app, she was able to monitor me and him throughout so she knew what his heart rate was doing the entire time. Anyway, she walked, in, told me and my husband, that while she knew that he wanted to cut the cord, she was going to do it because it was wrapped around his neck twice. She then told us that it "was no big deal, she cut cords every day"!!! Needless to say, we were very appreciative. :)  Anyway, Baby Bug came out, grey, not breathing, and not really moving. A quick look at me and he was off to the nicu team who was waiting for him. About 30 seconds later, I hear a beautiful scream! And his 5 minute apgar was a 9!!!!

4. Who was in the delivery room with you?

Husband and sister, both times! She held my legs the first time, and was the official photographer. Second time, just photographer.

5. Did you document your labor and delivery? (Photos, videos, etc.)

Just pictures. We had a video set up the first time, on the tri pod and everything, but forgot to hit record!

6. Pick the birth story of one of your children and tell us ALLLLLLLL about it!

Since I have already basically given you Baby Bugs, I will give you Love Bugs. 
Love Bug was my first pregnancy and she is the one who made me a mom. I had no issues during my pregnancy until my 3rd trimester. Throught my entire third trimester, my blood pressure had continuously gone up, and was gradually put on different "levels" of bedrest,  to the point I was put on 100% bed rest. At 37 weeks 3 days, I was induced. 5am I had to arrive at the hospital because I was a medical induction. At 6:30 I got some pitocin. At 8 I got my water broken, and about 9:00 I got my epidural.

Because of my blood pressure, my nurse never left my side. Ever, except what was an obvious potty break. She was AMAZING. Her name was Skipper (yes, the very same Skipper you read about earlier. But what you may not realize, is that Baby Bug is my 2nd child. I was induced with him as well, and she just happened to be working that day, so I requested her to be my nurse again!!!)
We were trucking along, epidural working great, my parents coming in and out just to say hi. Husband's parents had driven in from Phoenix the day before to be there for the birth of their first grandchild.

By 2:00 I was at a 10 and ready to push. But of course, not before we turned on Happy Days. I'm not for sure how that all got going. I think it was a joke between my sister and my husband, because if you remember, on Friends, when Phoebe was delivering the triplets, her dr wanted Happy Days on. I think it was just a coincidence that it happened to be on tv. Obviously I wasn't paying attention much.  

After we got her head straight, my epidural wore off at that exact moment. My dr had another patient down the hall, so she went to check on her, while I got a booster of more drugs! When she came back, and 2 pushes later, she came out. She was gorgeous, perfect, and all mine!!! Well, I guess she was my husbands too, but you know!! While they were cleaning her off, she was crying, and my husband went over and started talking to her, and she calmed down and stopped crying. My sister took the most amazing shots of the two of them.

Makes me want to have another, just for that moment of birth! LOVE!

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