Hi guys Sorry I haven't updated. It was a crazy emotional week, here's the story.
So they broke my water at 11pm Monday the 8th. I went into labor at about 11:30. I could just never get quite into the groove. I started begging forr drugs and for awhile they talked me out of an epidural but at 4:30 I looked at my midwife and said " I don't mean to be a b**** but I'm paying you so give me one"
So I got one and was fully dilated by 10am. I started pushing at 10:30 and pushed for 2 hours 45 minutes. I could feel her hair but she wasn't budging. The mw called the ob in and he said we could try a vacumn but he'd only give me about 6 contractions to push her out. DH and I decided to just go ahead with the c-sec. Noelle Catherine was born at 2:11 pm at 5lbs 14 oz 18.5 inches.
I had spiked a fever of 103 so they put me on antibiotics. I was so out of it!!Evidently my placenta had started to calcify and the doctor struggled to remove it. I lost 50% more blood then most c-sections. I felt so out of it that I only held Noelle for what seemed like a few seconds because I felt like I was going to black out.
I didn't get to see Noelle for 6 more hours because they were trying to control my bp. Noelle also had a fever so they brought her to the special nursrey. Hooked her to iV and put her on antibiotics.
We started battling with her temp for the next 3 days. It would go down to 97 and they said it needed to be 98-99 for her to go home. I mean literally it was down to the last hour as whether or not she could go home. I was trying to take all the sticky things off her that held the wires. The nurses said to put water on them but they wouldn't come off so her temp dropped since she only had a diaper on and I was putting water on her.
Luckily the nurse gave me 30 minutes to warm her up which I did.
: So we finally went home Friday. They told me to put her in 4 layers Friday night. I had been in contact with Noelle's peditrician so they wanted to see her Saturday morning. We brought the themoter the hospital had been using and gave us. The docs temp said 98.4 and ours said 96 something. Which made me feel a lot better and a little pissed, but I'm just glad to have her home.
Enjoy the picture!Noelle Catherine