Saturday, August 29, 2015

Miles Birth Story

Here is the story of Miles arrival on August 17, 2015.

At my 36 week appointment, we were told Miles was breech and would need a scheduled c-section.  Not cool.  After two weeks of inversions, we found out that he had turned to a head down position and we wouldn't need a c-section after all.  We we're thrilled!  

Fast forward to Sunday, August 16.  This is the day we were scheduled to start our induction.  We got to the hospital around 6 pm and I was hooked up to monitors,  Much to my surprise, I was having regular contraction!  Cervidil was started, Taco Bueno had been delivered and the waiting game began.  
Around 10 pm, the contractions were coming on strong.  After toughing it out a couple of hours, I gave in and got an epidural which was pure bliss.  I was able to get a few hours of sleep before the doctor started Pitocin at 6 am which caused labor to progress quickly and around 11 am, it was go time.  

Our delivery started off smoothly with no pain or issues, however, things quickly went south.  After pushing a few times, the cord became wrapped tightly around Miles neck two times.  The doctor had to use a vacuum and during contractions, the nurses had jump on the bed and push on my stomach to help him out.  
Once he was born, he was blue, lifeless and not breathing.   Every second that went by without hearing him cry, seemed like an eternity.  After being given oxygen and getting tossed around a little by the nurses, he started to cry!!  I've never felt such a sense of relief!
Finally, after waiting for what felt like forever, the nurse handed me our beautiful baby boy and I instantly fell in love.
We spent the next few hours in recovery enjoying our little boy.

The next few days in the hospital were relaxed, uneventful and honestly a bit of a blur.  Thank you pain pills.  I do of course, remember the countless amount of kisses, snuggles and love.  Which is really all that matters.

 I am forever grateful for our amazing doctor and all of the nurses who helped out.  Even though things didn't quite go as expected, it was the most wonderful experience and I wouldn't trade it for the world!

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