Wednesday, May 5, 2010

She's here Birth story

On tuesday april 27th I got my clerage taken out, doc said you may experience bleeding, and cramping, ok cool. On Wednesday morning I am awaken by these cramps in my back that start to radiate out towards my hips, I get up go in the kitchen and sitdown it seems sitting up in the chair makes them feel better. My mom comes in and asks why I have this funny look on my face and I tell her what I am feeling she said oh your in labor but you'll probally be like this for days, go practice yoga breathing your going to need it. I just roll my eyes like whatever, later in the day the pain moves in lower belly, and I have to stop, my mom is like I am going to get dressed you'll have this baby soon, I was like I can be like this for weeks. At about 9 that night I took some tylenol and was able to get some sleep. The next morning I was awaken again to bad cramps, I got up and went and sat in kitchen, was still cramping but did not seem as bad, I decided I was going to mickie D's for a sausage biscuit, I was walking out to car and then all the sudden got this real bad cramping that stopped me in my tracks, I figured I cannot drive like this, so I went and laid on the living room couch, my mom comes down and again says I need to practice my yoga breathing and I need to go outside and walk the driveway, we have one of those driveways when you say I am going to check the mail you drive to end in car, I was sitting on the couch rest of afternoon one of my brothers came over my mom told him go time her contraction, I open my eyes and see him sitting across from me staring with a watch in his hand, I tell him to get out my face. Then my sister comes over and her and my mom are hounding me to go walk, so fine me and my sister walk the driveway and on the way back it is all uphill, I just felt like I really had to go to bathroom really bad, so we get back in house and that was the best bowel movement I have had since this pregnancy started so then I think well maybe this was all gas and then another contraction or cramp. I go back to sitting on the couch the contractions are getting stronger, my husband gets home like 7 or 8 and my mom tells him to make me walk the driveway again so we go outside walked it, and when we get in house another good bowel movement, then I was sitting in kitchen and my mom just grabs me come on we gonna walk and we just walk around the house in circles, I am trying to pull away she is hold my arm tight contractions are getting stronger, finally I tell her I have to pee, I go in my room and never come back out, I am laying in bed my husband said just take some more tylenol it helped yesterday, so I did, and then I go to sleep, throughout the night I still get contractions but not as bad, then in middle of night I get up and pee, get back in bed, and when I roll over I feel a gush, I am thinking I know I did not pee on myself because I just peed, it felt sticky, so I jump up run into bathroom and look, I see the biggest glob of mucus, and then this thick liquid and everytime I walked I get little gushes, I go and wake my husband and tell him my water broke, call the doctor, he says I am going to take a shower, then trys to call doctor and instead calls our cell phone company and says the recording said enter some kind of account number I will call on the way, I tell him no call them now, if I don't have to go in then I won't, he looks at id oh I called wrong number, he calls doc and doc tells him come on in I am already here, I tell him to call my mom and let her know, he leaves out the room, I was in bathroom washing up and changing clothes my mom comes in I heard the garage door open whats going on I said my water broke, she said you can turn the water off by turning the knob under the sink, I look at her crazy then she's like oh, let me run get some clothes on, if I were you I would stay here and labor as long as you can and then go, I told her if I was at full term then yeah but my high risk doc said water breaking before 36 weeks I need to come in right away. Whole ride there everytime I had a contraction my mom kept saying come yoga breath in the nose out the mouth, we get to hospital and get into a labor room, I am hooked up to the monitor, you can hear the baby hiccuping, she did the aminsure test its kinda of black she was like thats weird I tell her I did wash up before coming so maybe its also picking up the soap I used. The nurse then checks me I am at 3 cm, she calls doc he said he wants me to start pitocin, she said she will start it at 7 am, she asks if I want a epi, I was like yeah if you are giving me pitocin, the guy comes in he is busy on he cell phone I had to be stuck with that damn needle in my back 2 times, I am like I still feel my legs the guy says it will take about 20 minutes for it to work and then he leaves, my nurse starts my pitocin, contractions are stronger, then finally doc comes in and checks me and says still a three, going to crank the pitocin up this is like 9 am, my two sisters come, we are laughing and talking and then all the sudden I just got hit with waves of contractions with no breaks, it felt like I just wanted to jump out the bed and run and use the bathroom, I tell the nurse I think the epi is not working she asks if I am feeling pain I am like its just this real intense pressure, she says epi can't make that go away. So we go through this some more until like noon, I asked to be checked, the first nurse was like you have to relax I can't get my fngers in there, so she goes to get another nurse, she goes to check I about lifted out the bed and onto ceiling it hurt so bad, she says I think your still a 3, but really can't get my fingers in there, so another nurse comes in and she checks, your only a 1, I just started bawling what do you mean I am only a 1 everyone else said I am a 3 how long am I going to have to go through this I can't take it, the nurse says I will be back, my mom looks at me and says I think your having a allergic reaction to something they gave you, she says your eyes look like they are about to bulge out of there sockets, your lips are white, but when you open your mouth its bloodred, and I think they can't check you because you look swollen ur probally swollen down there, while waiting for her contractions are still really intense I am screaming OMG, my mom husband and sister start massaging me trying to get me to stay calm, the doc comes back, goes to check me again it hurts like hell and says your still a three, I started crying again, everyone asks the doctor how can this be baby head is real low, and with how intense her contractions are she should be progressing, doc says she just got clerage out so she has not been able to walk or excercise to help loosen up down there he asks what I want to do I say c-section, he says ok, the nurse comes back and says c-section scheduled for 2 pm I start crying I have to go through these contractions for a hour and a hlf, she turns off the pitocin, and I am laying there going through these contractions, they send in someone to add more meds to my epi, another guy comes in puts something in epi asks if I feel something I am like yeah kinda I guess, he says it will take 20 minutes to work, at 1:30 pm nurse comes in to trim down there since I did not have time to do this and I am laughing she is like why are you laughing, I am like cause it tickles she is like you are not suppose to be feeling anything, she calls them back another guy comes in he does the ice pack thing I am like I can feel that, he checks epi and said he did not insert right I am thinking maybe if epi was done right I might of been able to handle pitocin he redoes it I am like yes I am numb.

They wheel me into operation room and setup and then husband comes in and sits next to me, he was like I am surprised I did not pass out, he said I walk in and see a pool of blood on your stomache, I feel the tugging and I hear her cry, my husband is like she is white, I am like that is vernix she is early, he looks over sheet again oh okay they are cleaning her, doc tells him he can go over and look at baby, everyone in room is like she looks like her mother, then I feel this pressure on my chest like it is going to cave in, epi guy asks whats wrong I tell him he said they are pushing your uterus back in so your going to feel pressure, I kept saying over and over I can't breath there is something on my chest, then my husband comes over with baby and says look I turn my head and then next thing I know I wake up in recovery room. I ask where my husband is she says in transition room with baby she was having some respiratory problems from having swallowed fluid so they are monitoring her, you have been here for two hours. So I spent rest of day in the recovery room, husband comes down said baby is doing fine they are taking her tube out and if she does good for two hours the tube won't go back in, since my pulse won't go down they say I have to stay on the labor floor and can't get a post partum room. Finally at 10 pm that night a nurse comes down and says do you want to see you baby? I am like yeah she said we were waiting for you to move into your post room but they say you will be staying down here. So she brings her down and says are you going to breastfeed I am like yeah so she gives her to me and I am just crying looking at her she is just so beautiful.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

It's out

Got my clerage out today, the worst thing was just like the doc said the speculum, it hurt like a bitch, and just think that is outer va jay jay being stretched, my cervix is dilated to 2 cm, doc was saying he will be surprised if I make it to appt next week, I am hoping I am like what I have been reading on internet I will stay at 2 cm for a couple more weeks until at least induction date, at least cervix is favorable for a induction. Just been having some cramping like he said, but all the pressure I had been feeling down there was like a big release when the stitch came out, happy it came out I read today that someones clerage tore in a weird place cause of her dilation.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Baby Shower

Baby Shower, originally uploaded by Timfany.

Had my baby shower on Saturday, it was fun, had some coworkers, high school friends, college friends, and of course family. Got alot of gift cards, mostly everyone gave me storage bins that were filled with onesies, bibs, outfits, or they were filled with diapers, wipes, and bath stuff, then cards with gift cards in it, my boss made me this beautiful basket filled with washclothes, a piggy bank, and little toys, my work team was very generous with the gift card they gave me, lets just say I am able to buy the pump I want with it. I did not eat any of the food because my aversion is chicken on the bone, we had jerk wings, meatballs, fruit and veggie platter, cheese plate, spinach dip, and I couldn't bring myself to eat the meatballs cause I was afraid if the texture was too mushy I would throw up, we didn't really play any games it was more mingling and talking there was a onesies and bib decorating station setup, punch and wine, I haven't gone through the decorated onesies and bibs to see what people have done. I was hoping to be able to go shopping today, but I was so sore from bending from opening all the bins and pulling stuff out, but just as well gives me some time to list out what it is I want to buy, I know my pump, then my bathtub, and I want a diaper genie. Contemplating if I should take back a swing I got, my mom had bought me one too, and I did not erase off registry in time. I was so busy running my mouth the picture of my cake is the only one I took with my camera, my college friend came down and stayed with my sister in law, I asked my brother to get her camera and get her pictures for me so we shall see if he did get it done or not, otherwise waiting for her I will never see those pictures.

The place we had my baby shower was at Java Vino it is a wine and coffee house, it is located in little five points, we rented the upstairs space it was cute, I would rent it out to have another shower of some kind, the only thing different I would do is pay the fee to be able to bring in outside food, there catering menu was very limited, and on the website the cater they use says you can asks for things that are not on the menu we tried that she said no she couldn't do that to all of our suggestions. The punch they made out of this tea was so good.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Friday check in

No more cervix checks yeah, at least at my peri appointments, they said at this point the cervix starts to shorten, and if I was to go into labor they would not do anything to stop it. I think I will probally have one more cervix check at my regular ob visit he said he does not consider me off bedrest till 34 weeks. Still trying to get the crib setup, I have had this crib since Jan. last month it was finally moved from the garage to the bedroom, today it was finally taken out of the box. At least my mom bought me a moses basket, I ordered the stand for it last week so that will be used next to the bed. The crib will be used for during the day for naps. The babys estimated weight is 4 lbs 11 oz. so she is getting big she is in the 60th percentile, doc says right now need to keep blood sugars in control if I want to make it to delivering at 38 weeks.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday Update

Today appt no change in cervix is still the same. Last night I could not remember if I took my Blood pressure meds, so I took one, I guess I did take one earlier, all the sudden I got hot dizzy and just threw up over the side of the bed. Husband just standing there like a deer caught in headlights he goes to get me a towel to clean up a mess, I am like can you call the doctor and let them know I think I took too much BP med, so he called the on call doc, he was no help to her he could not remember the name of the medicine I take, I have told him several times this is info he should no what if I pass out or something, so he gives me the phone, she said it sounds like your talking okay so your not short of breath, just sounds like your blood volumes are really low, drink 4 to 5 large glasses of any liquid without caffeine if you do not feel better 10 to 15 minutes after drinking it then head to the hospital, so husband goes to get me several bottles of water out of kitchen and I see he also took the time to get him a Pepsi, I just thought to myself what the hell, I could be dying and you feel the need to make sure you had something to drink, after I drank the water felt much better just spent the rest of the night peeing every 10 to 15 minutes.

Friday, March 12, 2010

appt day

Had my weekly appointments today, they did another ffn test at high risk doctor, it came back positive, but doc said they aren't concerned cervix came back longer at 1.8, no real contractions I just go back in a week. regular ob appt uneventful

Saturday, February 27, 2010


Had a regular ob/gyn appt on fri, they just hooked me up to the fetal monitor machine, no contractions, was happy I did not have to be poked and prodded that appointment. My husband wanted to know why they did not check cervix I told him its because they just did it on mon he was like this is a different office I told him they share info. Doc said he is looking at inducing at 37 or 38 weeks. So it looks like I will have a taurus.

My mom purchased a graco infant seat and a maxi cosi convertabile car seat. We are hoping to get a bugaboo on this sale site she shops on they hold private sales for three days, and then a new sale starts she got the maxi cosi at 40% off. If anyone would like a invite send me your email. Of course there is something in it for me, when you make your first purchase I get a 10.00 credit, but clothes are on sale anywhere from 20% to 70% off the clothes you see in those expensive boutiques, and then of course baby gear like I said before maxi cosi, graco, and they just had a uppa stroller sale, but I have my heart set on getting a bugaboo. Its geared to mothers, babys, and children so again leave a email if you would like a invite.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Follow up Peri Appt

Had peri appointment to do the F test, it came back negative, cervix is alot shorter at 1.2 now but since cervix is still hard and closed and it is not shortened near the stitch she said I can continue to do bedrest at home. The bad news of the day is now I am on insulin sugars were fine you could tell they are creeping up, doc said since I am on bedrest and cannot do any excercise I will need to be on insulin at some point in this pregnancy, so best to start it now, and not when sugars are out of control.

Next milestone lets hope I make it to 28 weeks.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Peri appt

Had another appt today baby is measuring 1 lb 14 oz she is in the 55th percentile for her gest. age, cervix is not doing good it went down to a 2.0 so have to go back on monday to do the Fggn test and make sure my cervix is not below a 2.0 if i fail either of these tasks then it will be back in the hospital for me.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

peri appt

I forgot to update about peri appt, on Fri cervix length is now at 2.5 which is still short but I am happy it seems to be getting longer and not shorter, also had a appt with regular ob/gyn he said I will definately be on bedrest until 34 weeks.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Peri Appointment

Had my peri appointment, cervix is still measuring short, I am on bed rest until he says so, he told me I should be more worried about what is in my hospital bag, than when I will return at work, he said at any appointment he can readmitt me in the hospital so don't be surprised if it happens, I am on leave from work till April 5th.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Surgery Day

Finally by 7pm nurse came in and said urine test came back fine surgery tommorrow, no eating after midnight, nurse woke me at 6am and told me surgery was at 9am they would come and get me at 8am so I need to change in a gown, I needed help getting in the gown because of my IV, my husband had spent the night so he helped me get in the gown, they wheeled me in the stretcher to the prep area, the anestitheologist came in to discuss my options be put to sleep or epidural, said he recommended epidural it was easier on the baby. I chose the epidural, he comes back has me get in fetal position and says you are going to feel a pinch, I guess I got stressed out I heart the blood pressure machine start beeping his assistant said her blood pressure has skyrocketed, the doc tells her give her 1cc of something to help me relax, he finishes the epidural and then all the sudden I get hot, and dizzy and feel like I just want to barf, my husband comes in and says whats wrong I tell him I don't feel good, the doc says we gave her something to relax and it brought her blood pressure down real low, I started crying I was just want to throw up I wanted to roll over to try to barf but couldn't because the epidural was worked I was numb from belly button down. The doc tells his assistant to give me some ephindrene I think, and then they start asking me over and over my name and birth date, my husband was like what are you doing, we are trying to stop her from passing out until her pressure comes back he starts shaking my bed, I wanted to kick him but couldn't move my legs, then my surgery doc comes in lets move her I am ready, while they are wheeling me I am moaning doctor says don't let her throw up that will cause her to contract and make it hard for me to stitch, by the time we get to the operating room, I feel so much better, doc must of gave me alot in my epidural I did not feel a thing, it took forever for the epidural to wear off, the doc said when it wore off I could go home, they wheeled me back to the room it took 2 hours for the epidural to wear off, and then I needed some pain meds took a nap woke up at 4pm, and finally was sent home at 4pm, I am now on bedrest for a week until my appointment on thursday.

In the hospital

On Monday went to my peri appointment, they did another anatomy scan, everything was going well, then she measured the cervix and it was measuring short, she went to get the doctor, the doctor came in and said you have a incompetent cervix, have you been having any contractions, I was like no, she was like we want to admit you in the hospital and do a clerage, or you can go home and be on strict bedrest and comeback and see if it is longer, I was like I want the clerage, the doctor was like you are taking this too well, I was like is something wrong with the baby she was like no, baby is healthy, she was like okay a nurse will wheel you over, when the nurse wheeled me to the hospital and then just left me at the admissions desk and all these pregnant people that were checking in because they were in labor, and when the clerk asked me why I was sitting there I just started bawling and could barely talk, I gave her the papers the doctors office told me to give her, and then tried calling my husband he can't pick up at work, I called my mother it was a miracle she picked up, I just got a new cell number and she does not pick up numbers she does not recognize, I started crying again she was yelling what is wrong is the baby ok are you ok, what happened? I finally got it together and told her, and asked her to call my boss because I didn't want to break down to her, and then told her to find my wallet I left it by the computer, but my info was already in the hospital system since I had to do diabetes classes.

I was finally admitted in my room it was the size of a closet no shower, just a toilet in the corner, the nurse came in to ask the standard questions, said I was on strict bedrest which meant no getting up for the bathroom I had to use a bedpan, that sucked, they put me on a contraction monitor, then my sister came pissed the nurse off trying to joke around with her, then my mom and brother came, they stayed alittle while, then they all left, then my husband came, I finally got fed at like 4pm. The next morning the tech from my peri office came in and did a ultrasound said that cervix looked a little longer, surgery was to be at 1pm, so I was getting preped for that moved over to the strecther when doc called and said no they did not like my labs showed I could have preclampsia, when they admitted me my blood pressure was 157/100, now labs showed kidneys were elevated, so I have to do a 24 hour urine, and she nurse noticed urine was cloudy so I could have a uti so they started me on some antibiotics. The good news I got moved to a new room and was allowed to get up for showers and to use the bathroom, it was like the ritz carlton, the nurse was waiting for me, I got a choice in what I ate, if I was hungry at anytime they would go to the pantry or send a tech down to the cafeteria, if I was bored I could call a team of volunteers that had activities for me, on fridays I could get a puppy to come in my room, and the room was so much bigger. On

On Wed I thought okay I get the clerage today, nope the nurse came in and said you have to finish the 24 hour urine test you started late afternoon yesterday, at least I finally got to eat in the morning that tuesday again I was starved because they thought we were doing the surgery. So it was a day of just chilling out in the room, then late afternoon the nurse was talking to me I felt like all the sudden she sounded like she was in a tunnel, I got hot all the sudden and dizzy she checked my sugar it was way low, she asked did you eat your afternoon snack I was like I did not get one, then she checked and came back they forgot to put it in the system I sent the tech to the cafeteria to see what she can get, my husband was like she needs something now, he went to the pantry which is on the same floor, and got me some fruit cups, pudding and crackers, I started feeling much better, tech came back thirty minutes later, with some fruit.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

It's Still a Girl

Got second confirmation it is still a girl, hubby is still stuck on name he has chosen, I am still up in the air about it, and no middle name seems to go. We started our registry last week at babies r us, I think I was in shock that I am at the halfway point, so hubby had the scanner, of course I had to go in and delete half the stuff he put on there he had 5 carseats and 4 strollers. I went to babies r us to look at the crib I was thinking of buying off amazon, I am happy I went to look at it, I would of been so disappointed if I just ordered it site unseen, I kept seeing in the reviews that it was smaller than most cribs, it was so cheap looking and did not seem sturdy. I went with this crib instead:
and now I am looking at bedding I have chosen a bedding set I like but everywhere I look it is sold out: