Sunday, May 20, 2012

Henry's Birth Story Part 2.

Start HERE to read PART 1.

Your 3cm and 90% effaced.... You're going to have this baby today.

I told him I wasn't ready, I didn't have a bag packed, I needed to pick up Lucy. He said, Your going to have this baby today. He said, you are going to go down stairs and they are going to do your c-section. The next thing I knew I was crying and I said, "You aren't going to deliver the baby". I am attached to my Dr. I think most women are. He said, I can't leave all of my patients. I asked who was down stairs to deliver the baby. He said, a new dr. I said I don't know who that Dr. was, I had never met him. He said, He's great , You'll love him. He is a new Dr. He is mildly retarded and we found him at a correctional facility! I died laughing. 

I got dressed. Called Jonathan. Called Laura to pick up Lucy. Asked Laura to call my mom and Becky. Then called my mom and Becky. Called Emily to get to the hospital with her camera and video. Opened the door and they said, go to labor and delivery. I stood there and they repeated it. I stood there, stared at them and said, OK, I'm going to have a baby today. 

I don't know how I got down to Labor and Delivery. I just appeared at the desk and told them my name. I kept apologizing for zoning out as they asked questions. I also kept telling them I wasn't expecting to have a baby today. I wasn't prepared but I did shave my legs so maybe I was prepared! 

They brought me back to a room and I changed into a gown. A Dr. came in to ask me questions. A nurse was inserting an IV. Emily was the first to show up with her cameras. Jonathan came in shortly after. I kept saying over and over, I can't believe we are going to have a baby today. 

The Dr. on call came in at 11:05. He said, my c-section was scheduled for 12 and MY DR. WAS GOING TO DO IT!  I was so excited. I texted Laura at 11:10 and told her the news because she was picking up Lucy. Maybe 3 minutes later the Dr. walked in and said, Never mind I'm going to do your c-section and then they wheeled in a bed. I yelled, "RIGHT NOW"! This was all going so quick! 

They brought me back to the surgery room. I got my spinal. As I was getting my spinal the baby jumped in my ribs. It hurt so bad. I started to shift and they yelled at me to quit moving. I instantly felt the spinal. I laid on the table thinking this feels pretty cool and then the Nausea set in. They gave me medicine to stop the nausea it took a couple of minutes to kick in. I kept thinking that I couldn't do this, I just needed to go home. The Dr. came in and rubbed my arm and said, "Will you tell me when You feel better so we can joke around some more, It's not fun joking with a sick person." 

They got started, I felt some tugs and pulls but nothing painful this time. They called Jonathan in and I was relieved to see him. I kept saying, "I can't believe we are going to have a baby today". I liked that during the procedure they explained everything that was going to happen. At one point I saw a lady jump on top of me (She said she was on a stool) and they said you are going to feel some pressure. Well I did and it was her pushing on my stomach and the Dr. pulling our baby out! 

When they remove the baby. It is instant relief! I could breath. The room went quiet, everyone was waiting on the announcement of what the baby was! I was so excited to finally here the long awaited "IT'S A.." The Dr. pulled the baby out and we heard it cry and then He and Jonathan and everyone in the room yelled "IT'S A BOY"!!! (the anesthesiologist said, "and he's peeing")  

It was so exciting! I'll never forget that moment! It was so worth the wait of not finding out! The greatest surprises of my life and I love a surprise! 

Our Henry David was born at 11:43. He was 7 lbs 5 oz and 20 inches long. 

The End. 


Julee said...

I love reading this story!! So sweet! I can't wait to meet him!

DeAnna said...

It is the BEST feeling in the world to see your new born baby in person! He is a doll baby!!! Congrats again, and I wish you all the luck with two bc boy is it busy!!!