Sorry, I'm just coping and pasting an email sent to friends. To tired for anything else.
Skye Aimee was born via CBAC on 2.15.6 She weighed in at 9lbs 14oz and 21 inches long. I wrote this email yesterday after being relesed from the hospital.
A day too early for the hospital, but oh well. I'll give a quick run down. Labor started Sunday night (4 contractions an hoursish) and became intense active labor around 4am Wednesday. Charlotte (midwife) and team where her by 6am. I was 8cm and Charlotte announced we'd have a baby within the hour. Well 6 hours later I still was no further although my labor was still very intense. She became concenrend over a couple of heart decels she'd dectted and didn't want to break my water for that reason. Charlotte made the decision it was time to go to the hospital. She thought I had enough strenght in me to push (although I was so tired I was sleeping the 2 mintutes between contractions), but she was worried none the less. I trust her opinion completely and when she said go, we did. We went to St. Mary's where the Dr there gave her hell about even attempting a VBAC at home. I told her to leave, she didn't need it and frankly the dr needed to focus on me. He broke my water and allowed me to labor another 2 hours at the hospital. He was quite progressive for an OB, IMO. No pit, and yes on VBAC, so that was good. However I still never got past the 8cm and -1 station. So the decision was made to do the section.
I was a completely different experience than last time. After the baby was born, Paul was allowed to hold her next to me the entire rest of the surgery and I was able to nurse her in recovery, less than an hour after she was born.
As it turns out baby was transverse and not pushing on my cervix the right way (I had suspected this the whole time). I really feel like I gave it my all, I am glad that I tried for my HBAC.
Recovery is still going to be tough, emotionally and physically.