My Birth Story Easy C Section

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Gavinsmom - February 11

Sorry it has taken me so long to post this, but better late than never! I went in for my c-section (due to breech baby) Jan 25th at 10 am and my surgery was scheduled for noon. I was brought to my room and hooked up to the contraction (was actually having little contractions) and fetal monitor. The nurse started my IV. My nurse was the BEST nurse ever! Very welcoming and caring. I also had to fill out some paperwork and sign some things. All of my family was with me and got lots of pictures of me looking nervous. Around noon, I walked to the operating room w/ the nurse. DH had to put on scrubs and wait outside until I was done being prepped. They sat me on the table and they explained everything they were going to do as far as the spinal and all that. The anesthesiologist was awesome! I didn't feel a thing when she put my spinal in. My legs got warm and numb instantly. They helped me lay down on the table and then my nurse put the catheter in. I was already numb, so I didn't feel a thing! I was so nervous that everything kind of became a blur. My DH then came in and stood by my head and held my hand. I remember hearing the dr and nurses talking and feeling tugging. The next thing I know, I hear them call out 12:46 pm and heard a HUGE cry! I felt so relieved to hear him screaming! He only weighed 5 lb 6 oz and was 17 1/4 in long, but he definitely was a strong little guy! He got 9's on both his apgars! After they cleaned him off and suctioned him, they brought him over to see me for a minute. The nurse snapped a few pictures of DH, me and Gavin together, then they had to take him to the nursery. DH went with him. Then, they sedated me for the sewing up part, so the next thing I remembered was them wheeling me to my room to recover. The only part that upset me was that I didn't get to see my baby until 5:30 pm. They wanted to keep him in the nursery for observation. So my dh kept going back and forth to the nursery...he would take a whole bunch of pictures and video and then come back to show me them...so sweet of him! They FINALLY brought little Gavin to me and let me tell you, it was worth the wait! It was absolutely love at first sight! :-) Around 10 pm, the nurses came in and had me get up. Even after a shot of morphine, it wasn't the most comfortable feeling! LOL! But, once I was up and going, I did just fine. The next morning, around 6am, the nurse came in and took out the catheter. It didn't hurt a bit! I was able to go to the bathroom right away. By 10 am, my dr came in to see how I was doing and how my insides were feeling and moving and put in the ok that I could have a full diet! YAY! I was starving! I was up and moving the whole day...spending time with my new baby, entertaining visitors, etc. The next day we were released to go home - so had to spend 48 hours in the hospital, which flew by! I was up and moving just fine at home. I did stairs no problem, etc. The only thing that was really uncomfortable for me was getting out of bed. Overall, it was a wonderful experience for me and I would do it a million times for such a rewarding end result... my healthy little boy! He is over 6 lbs already and he left the hospital weighing in at only 4 lb 15 oz! He should be 7 lbs by his original due date -- Valentine's day! He eats like a pig and I am so proud of him! He also sleeps well at night...gets up every 3 hours to eat! Oh, how I LOVE him SO much! So, put another check mark by the "successful and easy" c-sections!

 

xoxticiaxox - February 11

What is a catherdor, and what exactly did they do in preping you? if you dont mind me asking?

 

Gavinsmom - February 11

A catheter is a tube they put in you to drain your bladder b/c when you are numb, you can't go on your own. For prepping, they did my spinal, put the catheter in, and then scrubbed my abdomen to get me all ready for the surgery. It was super easy!

 

xoxticiaxox - February 11

sooo, where does the catheter go? Up the v____a?

 

Kristin11 - February 11

ticia the catheter is ran through your hole in which you pee out of in your v____a( urethra) and into your bladder. Once it is in your bladder a small ballon (very small) type end is b__wn up to keep it from sliding out on its own.

 

xoxticiaxox - February 11

owch, thats not a very big whole :S

 

Working_on_#2 - February 11

Do they always sedate you to sew you up after a c_section? I don't think they did with my daughter, and I hope they don't with this one either that kind of scares me!

 

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