Monday, May 23, 2011

Another Late Night Mommy Monday

Yep...that's me...and Gwenyth.  The picture is only slightly overexposed.  I was really that pale.  That was the day that I got a blood transfusion.  I'm not the same color as the sheets anymore.

I was scheduled for induction on Friday, May 13.
I was at a friend's house on Thursday evening, May 12.
I was having weird vision issues:  blurry, sunspots, half of people's heads missing.
Called doctor.
Doctor wanted me to come in.
Labs all negative.
Vision problems gone.
Me feeling a little stupid, but I don't regret going in.
I'm at the hospital anyway...might as well start the induction.
11:00 p.m.  Thursday...insert Foley Bulb (if you don't know what that is...look it up...not pleasant)
Overnight into Friday morning.
Very uncomfortable.
No sleep.

Dilated 4 cm.

Remove Foley bulb, injecting Pitocin.

ALL DAY Friday...mild contractions, not really any pain though.
Walking halls.
Increase Pitocin.
Friday night, 11:00 p.m.
Break water.
Finally some action!
This kind of hurts.
Bring on the Epidural.
More Pitocin.
Still dilated 4 cm.
Saturday morning 2:00 a.m.
Still 4 cm.
Saturday morning 4:00 a.m.
Wheeled to operating room.
REALLY scared.
I threw up; I NEVER throw up.
It seemed like 25 people were in the room and Mike was not.
Finally Mike comes and talks me through.
He watches Gwenyth come out at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, May 14.
I watch to my left.
She cries.
Mike cuts chord.
Mike brings her to me.
My Gwenyth is here.

Gwenyth...jaundice...phototherapy...not fun.
Mommy, weak tired, lost a lot of blood during surgery.

Gwenyth cleared to go home...mommy not so much.
2 units of blood, a day of rest.
Home... after 6 days of hospital.

Mommas out there...what's your delivery story?


Sara said...
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sara ericson said...

you're a trooper, chris!
both julian and molly were c-sections. of which i am proud of. : ) julian' resulted in a c-section because his heart rate kept dropping during the course of labor. and with molly i chose to have a c-section with her.
not fun, but i lived. : ) .......and now three years after my last, "bye-bye ab muscles! i haven't seen you in a loooong time!" silly.
i'm so glad you're doing better, chris. and little gwenyth - what a little beauty.
i hope you're getting lots of rest!

Sara said...

My birthstory is posted over at my blog, part two is yet to come.