Sorry, ladies it has been a bit busy and I have not had much time to get back on the computer the last 2 weeks, lol!
On Monday July 28, I had an awesome "natural" C-section, complete with immediate skin to skin, breast feeding with in 6 minutes of being born, and holding the baby the entire rest of the surgery.
It is not my ideal way to birth, but it was definitely a wonderful compromise.
Miss Willa Skye came into this world at 7:12, weighing a surprisingly small 7 lb 5 oz. I was at 41.5 weeks and had 2.5 days of fairly constant prodromal labor, so I was confidant she was close to getting ready to come on her own. She is very happy and chill baby, just loving being held by all her big sisters.
My uterus was a bit crabby adn did not want to stop bleeding, and I ended up VERY bruised (from my thighs to belly button) from "leaked" internal bleeding, but it stopped before we left the hospital at 48 hours. However at 7 days PP I managed to tear a few stitches and that pooled blood came pouring out, which resulted in a trip to the emergency room, where they placed a drain
I am on a super restricted activities plan (which is KILLING me), how ever it is still draining
But I do feel way better since that happened.
Dh is out of town this week and I am managing all 6 on my own pretty well. But I sure do miss the extra help!