Monday, September 1, 2008

Labor of Love...OK. C-Section of Love.

OK. So I officially don't fit into this category but just for fun I thought I'd do this meme that I came across over at in their own time. In honor of Labor Day, it's about...well, labor. And not the kind you get a day off for, either.

How long were your labors?

Kid #1, 0 in less you count waiting time for surgical unit. I had an emergency C- section.
Kid #2, back to counting waiting time...no emergency C-section this time. Just a repeat.

Wanted to do it the old fashion way but God had other plans. When given the option of doing it for second child I just couldn't bare the "what if" risks. Besides really in the end the result is the same no matter how you give birth....a baby and being a mommy. I got over the guilt pretty quick.

How did you know you were in labor?

Kid #1, No labor. Was hemorrhaging when I gave my sample at my OB visit. Doctor said "get her ready to go"
Kid #2, Planned repeat. No labor.

Where did you deliver?

At a hospital. Where the drugs are. They were both born at the same hospital 16.5 months apart.

Drugs?

Oh yes. Both with a spinal block. First time no issues in recovery (except for child being whisked off to NICU) The second I was sicker than a dog each time I sat up to nurse my baby.

C-section?

You bet. Not by choice the first time (dangerously low placenta previa...on bed rest....then hemorrhaged at doctors office.) Second decided to go for the repeat after dwelling over the pros and cons of a VBAC.

Who delivered?

Same Doctor. If I have a third and it is a girl I might just name her after him. Love his last name for a girl. Dudley. Gotta be a whole lot of something to pull that off. Grin. Mine would be. Grin, wink, Grin.
Same Hospital too. Great Food. I'd love to deliver there again especially now that they are opening up a newer women's center in an already new hospital.

Emergency C-Section made me very emotional and nervous...it all worked out fine.

Added plus to having a repeat c-section is you get to have a good hair day!! Grin. Not to mention I think I laughed most of the delivery because I was so relaxed.


What's your Labor story?

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2 comments:

mamatutwo said...

Yeah, I had no good hair days for deliveries. I'm jealous!

Savvy Little Women said...

Love this post! Ella doesn't remember my belly with the last set, she was only 22 months when they were born. I need to get a post up of past pregnancies, a "how we got here" post :). I am following your friends story, my heart goes out to them. Take care!!