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.
A DELIVERY STORY:
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.
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.
Dilated 4 cm.
Remove Foley bulb, injecting Pitocin.
ALL DAY Friday...mild contractions, not really any pain though.
Friday night, 11:00 p.m.
Finally some action!
This kind of hurts.
Bring on the Epidural.
Still dilated 4 cm.
Saturday morning 2:00 a.m.
Still 4 cm.
Saturday morning 4:00 a.m.
STILL 4 CM.
Wheeled to operating room.
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.
Mike cuts chord.
Mike brings her to me.
My Gwenyth is here.
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?