READ BEFORE SWIPING! 💉💉💉There are some very raw, graphic/bloody images in this post so swipe with caution! Next disclaimer: please do not attempt to shame or belittle me for our choice to have a c-section.
The week before: it was past Axels due date so we went in for an ultrasound to check his size. They measured him right around 9lbs and said it could be over or under by 1lb. He ended up being 8lbs 8oz 21inches long! She said she felt comfortable with me going to 41 weeks but waiting longer could result in me needing an emergency c-section. So we scheduled his birthday and said he comes before, great! If not, we’d get to finally hold our sweet baby on August 10th!
August 10th comes and still no baby. I woke up, at 4am, got a bath, got ready and we headed to the hospital around 6am to meet our baby! They admitted me, got my iv’s hooked up and all. I was very calm except for an insane fear of getting a catheter. They walked me back to the OR, Haydn had to wait outside the door until I had my spinal and it was go time.
There I sat, stark naked sitting on a cold metal table, leaned forward into the nurses shoulder while they inserted the spinal into my back. It was a really sharp pinch then felt like a warm blanket was being pulled up over my legs.. then I was completely numb from my upper ribs down to my toes. They laid me down on the operating table and I started to panic about the catheter. She asked if I could feel “this” and I said no. She said, well, it’s already in! I was so relieved, I felt nothing! Then they brought Haydn in and it was goooo time!!! There was a curtain up so I couldn’t see anything. I felt LOTS of tugging and pressure but no pain at all. I heard them say “oh he was no where near low enough” once they were ready to pull him out. The surgeons were literally out of breath and sounded like it was so strenuous.. then they said how cute he was and that we did good.. and a few seconds later, 7:59am, that cry. That sweet sweet cry, the best sound I had ever heard. From the time Haydn came in to the time he was out was only about 10 minutes!
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