(Long) Birth story on the VBAC board: http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1304738/my-cba2c-long-sorry#post_16342505
Hey friends! My hospital has wi-fi!
I had Molly by RCS yesterday. She was 8 lb, 20.5 inches and had apgars of 8 and 9.
Her c/s was horrific. I had my tubes tied, and the anesthesia wore off after they got her out (which took FOREVER). It was really scary. And then they gave me some trippy drug that put me in the matrix and I thought I had brain damage or something. It was YUCK. Seriously. The most horrible birth of all three. I was in early labor when I got to the hospital on 3/10, but I hadn't dilated or effaced at all and the baby was oblique.
I had a bi-lobed placenta that had a velamentous (?) insertion that got sent off to pathology, and the nurse brought it to me when I was lucid again and showed me where the sack was thin between the lobes - where the sac would have likely broken, and that's where the cord came from. She said one of the lobes would have come out, and one wouldn't have, most likely, if I'd had my VBA2C. They sent it off to pathology, saying it was a really strange placenta, and it had a spot of accreta. But first she asked me if I'd like to take it home.
Molly is awesome. They have skin to skin at the hospital, so even though I was passed out from the anesthesia and the pain, the nurse (an angel) held the baby on my chest for goodness knows how long. I tear up just thinking about it. The nurses have been amazing and very encouraging. My OB was awesome, too, and has been so supportive. I was pissing off so many people when I got here because I was in labor and wanted to be checked and wanted to be SURE there was no way they would let me try for VBA2C, and she said she would have fought as hard as I did in my shoes. She was *truly* sorry about how it alI shook out.
Recovery is going pretty well (knock wood). Molly is clusterfeeding already, and this is my first break for more than 2 hours since she was born. She is not a big sleeper - very alert and curious and loves to snuggle.
I was really afraid after her horrible birth that we wouldn't bond - I didn't feel any hormonal surge of bliss or anything when I saw her. But I'm really enjoying her. And I love having my food delivered to me and stuff - it's kind of like a vacation. Can you tell I'm on narcotic painkillers by the way I'm babbling?
Anyway, I'm excited to have a little babymoon here at the hospital, and I'm looking forward to all of your birth stories!
Edited by Lyss - 3/23/11 at 11:08pm