CallieAnne Rose arrived Thursday, March 10 at 1:47 pm. She was born at home, after a VERY quick labor (well, I had been having irregular ctx for a couple days, but the actual labor was quick). She was 11lbs 10 oz, and 22.5 inches long. She's so fat!! Her little face is all smushed from her fat
. She's got a lot of dark hair, which was surprising b/c DS didn't have much hair and what he had was lighter. She looks very much like a girl - she's beautiful!
She got stuck, and was very dusky and floppy - not breathing. DH actually popped her out by hooking her shoulder. Our next-door neighbor is an OB nurse, so DH ran to get her while my mom called 911 and I gave rescue breaths and chest compressions. CallieAnne took a couple of gasps, but wasn't breathing on her own. Our neighbor was better able to give CPR, so she took over and the EMTs arrived very quickly. We all rushed into the hospital, and we (CallieAnne and I) ended up being transported down to Seattle Thursday evening.
We're at Children's in Seattle now, just waiting to see how CallieAnne recovers from the lack of oxygen. She's had an u/s of her brain, which looked normal, and is right now having an MRI done. She's stable, we're pretty much just waiting to find out how much that lack of oxygen will affect her brain.
Keep us in your thoughts, please.
Oh, and good luck to those still in waiting! I really don't want anyone to get scared by our experience - aside from the last few minutes, it was perfect. I'm so glad I was not laboring in a hospital (although obviously, I wish we had had some support at the end, there) - I know the labor would have been a horrible experience with strangers around, and I would have ended up with drugs (unnecessarily, b/c my total labor was under five hours - transition was maybe between 30 minutes and an hour, so by the time those drugs could have kicked in, they would be pointless). DH was AMAZINGLY supportive, and I was comfortable (well, as comfortable as you can be in labor, lol) in my own house and environment.