Sunday, December 19, 2010

Birth Story Part II

After the epidural was in, they noticed the baby was in distress. I *think* they lowered the pitocin again to see if that helped the baby, I'm not really sure what happened after the Epidural went in. I do know that it was very weird not being able to feel my lower body. I would touch my legs and they would feel so huge and jello-y.

Since the baby was still in distress, my ob came and talked to be about having to do a c-section. At this point I already knew in my mind it was going to happen, so I wasn't scared or anything, I just wanted my baby safely out. It's funny because I thought a c-section was the worse thing that could happen to me, and I was pretty calm at the moment.

So there we were, after all we went through, we were finally going to meet our little guy. My mom and mother in law started packing up, since only Mike could go in the operating room with me. They took me to the operating room and later Mike joined me. He held my hand the entire time, while we silently just looked at each other, I guess we were both nervous and at the same time relieved and excited.

(Less than a day old)

So that's how little Mr Andrew James (who's name we didn't agree on until 2 or 3 days after he was born) was born on Saturday November 13 at 11:45pm. He weighed 5lb 12oz and measured 19.5 inches. Even though I know my exact conception date and was 40 weeks, he was very little. The pediatricians at the hospital said he was small for gestational age (SGA), that he was more like a 36 week baby.

Unfortunately, he stayed in the NICU for a whole week. On Sunday he had a choking incident, thank goodness the nurse was in my room when it happened and took him to the NICU right away. Once in the NICU, he had more desaturation episodes while feeding. He also had mild jaundice due to my blood type. It was an extremely stressful week for us, even though it wasn't anything serious, it was still sad seeing our little baby there.

So there you have it, my long birth story. It didn't go as planned, which I knew could happen, and besides the small complications, he is doing great. I can not say enough great things about all the nurses at The Winter Park Hospital, they were all amazing. Andrew has been with us for 5 weeks now and we are still slowly adjusting to our new life. We are so in love with our little boy ♥

PS: If you have any questions, just leave a comment and I'll respond :)


Rachel Elizabeth said...

Happy he is home and doing much better. What a little peanut.

Amy H. said...

He is gorgeous, job well done Momma! I am so happy he is doing so good after a rough little bump.

Isn't WP hospital AWESOME, I had both my babies there and loved every sec of it!

Congrats and enjoy that little squishy baby!

We need to do a central FL bloggie meetup!

Nen said...

i'm glad everything ended up OK! what a sweet little boy!

i am due in a month with my 1st... so i probably shouldn't have read your story... HAHA... but how could i resist? i'm hoping to go natural as well... but will see what happens!!

RosaMarĂ­a said...

felicidades Nancy!!!!! es hermoso!!

Janine said...

Hi! Somehow I stumbled upon your blog. Fate, maybe? I wasnt searching for anything, just saw it on a FB friend's profile about cloth diapering and was intrigued. It wasn't until I started digging into your blog (sounds stalkerish, I know) that I realized how familiar your birth story is to mine. It brought back a flood of emotions. Thank you for sharing! I look forward to "catching up" to date and following the rest of your blog.