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VBAC, It CAN BE DONE!

25 Feb

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I had my baby GIRL going on almost two weeks ago! I didn’t want to know what we were having but my husband did, so at the 20 week ultrasound the tech told him while I went to the bathroom. All of our family and friends were kept for knowing until the big day as well. My husband did a great job at keeping it a secret. This was the most stressful pregnancy so far due to things unrelated to the pregnancy, so when she did arrive she was the great light at the end of the tunnel.

On to labor and delivery. About a month before my due date the doctors tried to scare me into having a scheduled c-section because I had a c-section with my last baby. I had a vaginal with the first. Check out more My Birth History. I really had my heart set on the another vaginal birth but im flexible. They tried to scare me into a scheduled c section a week before my due date. I was not happy. I wanted the baby to come on its own. At my next appointment I talked them into giving me a week after my due date. My due date was feb 16th, my c section was to be the 21st if i didn’t go into labor on my own. I was more ok with that option.
About a week before I gave birth I started spotting and having inconsistent contractions. That week at the doctors I was 2cm and 50% effaced. More spotting and contractions but nothing to be alarmed about just super annoying. The next week, tuesday The office calls to change my appointment from thursday to later that day because there was a big snow and ice storm coming wed and thursday. I washed and did my hair thinking I had a couple days before I went into labor. While doing so I was having some pretty strong contractions and they were getting closer together. On my way to the docs I was having them, walking to the office I had to stop because of them. While Waiting, more contractions. While the nurse was taking my blood pressure I had more which raised my blood pressure. When I got examined I had a couple. I had only dilated one more cm since the last visit but they wanted me to get observed. So to labor and delivery I went. I was told to walk around the unit for an hour and the contractions got stronger and painful. I was only 4-5cm and they were thinking about sending me home. I didn’t want to go home because the contractions were really bad. Then they decided I was in active labor. I got a bag of fluids before my epidural (orignally I didn’t want one but the pain was so bad at only 5cm than with my last baby, the 9 ponder at 9cm. I really wanted one). I got the epidural and the doc broke my water and gave me poticin. I was so happy and relaxed. I got a couple hours of sleep and rest before i was awaked by painful contractions. The contractions kept getting stronger and more painful. That epidual failed me!!!! It was push time and too late for another epidual. There was so much pain and pressure it made it hard to think and push. After pushing for a little while I was allowed to take a 30min break. Which helped alot with bringing the baby down. I pushed for around 30-45 more mins. I felt that ring of fire they tell you about when the baby’s head crowns. The nurses had the nerve to tell me to stop pushing and to wait for the doc. It felt like a boulder in my vagina. I clawed at my husband’s arm and said where is she (the doc) she needs to hurry up! I told them I can’t hold it and pushed that baby out! They put her right on my chest and thats when the doc came in. Wow! THAT WAS AMAZING!!!!! I held my baby up to see if it was a boy or girl. At first glance I saw the umbilical cord and thought another boy but was like look around it and seen a vagina!!!! I finally got my little girl!!!! I cried happy tears!!!!

I didn’t even tear! Which was even awesomer lol.

That was my third time giving birth, it was the easiest, fastest but the most painful. Everyone was for sure I was having another c section (even myself at times). I believed in my body and I had, I guess a natural vbac! Yay me. My body always knows how to surprise me and be amazing. Thank God for everything!!!!

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                       Baby J
                      8lbs 1oz
                         20in
                      2/12/14

My Baby History

31 Oct

Hey! So I haven’t posted much about my pregnancy first because of being sick and forgetting/laziness. Right now I’m 24 weeks and 4 days. A little more than half way done. Yaay!!!! I’m feeling so much better. Just alot of aches and pains but I will take that over throwing up any day. My pregnancies seem to always be hard. It’s worth it though.

Background
1st son

I was fresh out of high school just turned 18 and loving the boy around the corner when we found out I was pregnant. It wasn’t a surprise but was something we wasn’t ready for at our age. We got through it…..man it wasn’t easy. My pregnancy was ok. I had normal symptoms, nausea, constipation, smells bothered me boobies hurt and grew like crazy…nothing I couldn’t deal with or hide. Those went away by the end the first trimester. Feeling great working part time and communting back forth to college. I thought I had it down packed until I got to the middle of the last trimester my blood pressure started to go up and nothing I did would bring it down. I felt fine. So that was scary because there was no warning other than having my blood pressure checked whenever I went to the doctors. They decided to induce me a month before my due date at 36 weeks. My baby was perfectly healthy at 6lbs 4oz. Ooh yeah a boy! We were expecting a girl…we had two ultrasounds at two different places both saying it was a girl. Surprise surprise.

2nd Son

4 years later we were expecting. I thought it was going to be the same hopefully minus the high blood pressure. About a week or two after I found out I was pregnant I started dry heaving in the middle of the night then everything that went past my lips made me sick but stayed down. A week later nothing would stay down. I hate throwing up it is one of those things that has always been. That on top of not experience this with my first child made it unbearable. The docs said try eating this, eat small, sip, tums, ginger, seabands….ha! NOTHING WORKED. Until they gave me phenergan. What a happy day! I gained 10lbs in a month! At 20 weeks I could go with out the meds. Certain things still made my sick but no throwing up. Great! No high blood pressure. I went into labor naturally at 39 weeks. Slept through most of the labor at home woke up at 4am to bloody show and a strong urge to poop. We got ourselves and son together dropped him off at my moms and went to the hospital. I thought up and down I was going to be sent home. Nope got there and was 7cm… my contractions were just uncomfortable. But i decided to get the epidural because i didn’t know how bad it was going to get. Before the anesthesiologist left i was checked and was 10cm. I could of went without one! I deal very well with pain. Push time! 3 hours of push time…ugh not again! 3 hrs of pushing with the first as well and delivered vaginal. My pushing wasn’t the problem…it’s what they call narrow hips?… they could see his head but wasn’t moving down any farther. Nothing much more they could do but suggest a c section. Scared the crap out of me and I cried but decided to go ahead with it I was tired and just wanted my baby. He was born a little before noon that day at 8lbs 15oz. My big baby boy!

3rd Baby

We found out I was pregnant again in June right before we were to move. Got awful morning sickness as with the second but I could control it a little better however smells trigger it. Moving, summer, two kids to deal with and new smells made it worse. I cried because I didn’t know if I could take on all this. I didn’t want to live at one point. Yes it can get that serious. That has pasted…I gotten my phenergan and now off of it, now feeling good…working on growing a healthy baby.

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                22 weeks along

Sorry for the long post…thanks for reading.