Nov 25, 2011
It has taken me some time but here is the birth story and craziness that lead up to an emergency c-section
As my other journals said I had 2 seperate issues happening at the same time with the babies. I started dilating at 28 weeks and my high risk ob thought she was seeing signs of IUGR (growth restriction) at my appointment 11/9 but we needed to wait 2 weeks to confirm it. Originally we were waiting for the next ultrasound on 11/23 to check on Baby B's growth. I had an ob appt the day prior for an NST. I was sitting at the ob office and they decided to check my cervix when they took some cultures and discovered that I was now dilated to 4 cm and 50% effaced at that appt. My ob cancelled the NST and admitted me to the hospital.
I never go right to the hospital because I have the van and carseat for my daughter. I called my husband and told him I was being admitted and he left work to meet me at home. I get home and of course don't have a hospital bag packed and everythign is just chaotic. I packed my hospital bag and was dropped off at the hospital (my husband had to go get my son from school and take him to his parents) about 1pm. The ob made plans to move my ultrasound up a day and as soon as I got there I was admitted and taken for my ultrasound. We finished my ultrasound about 130. I knew by the u/s techs face something was not right. He left the room to go read his report and another doc came in to check my cervix again. My cervix was not 60% effaced so a small change. About 2pm 4 docs come in the room and I was a little panicked not knowing what was going on. They said that I was delviering the babies today and I needed to get my husband here. I found out the Baby B had no growth since 11/9 so they approved my delivery for growth restriction. My husband was not at the hospital yet and I could not call him because I had no reception in the room I was in (grrrrrr). The time was now about 230pm.
I was sitting in the room knowing I was delivering but unable to contact anybody so all everybody knew was I was being admitted to the hospital. They did not know I was delivering that day. As things were getting crazier the doc comes in again to check my cervix and it was almost 5cm and 80% effaced....they considered me to be in active labor....i was panicking yet again because my husband was not there yet and i had no way of contacting him....my c-section became an emergency c-section and i was next to go to the OR....about 315 a nurse came in and prepped me for my c-section and asked if i got in touch with husband....dont know how im supposed to when i have no way to get in touch with him....330pm ish OR staff came in to get me for c-section and i begged them not yet because my husband wasnt there
i seriously thought i was going to have a panick attack and my husband was going to miss the birth of our boys....luckily he made it with 2 minutes to spare (he had until 430 or we going without him)....i was giving a spinal because i had taken my blood thinning medicine that day and it wasn't too bad....the OR room was super scary and the bed looked like something from a horror movie....i started to numb up so they laid me down and then brought in my husband
it was time....the c-section started and it was just a matter of time.....my blood pressure dropped during the procedure so they had to give me meds to stabilize it but at exactly 5pm baby a was born and at 5:01pm baby b was born
both babies were crying when they were born....they were actually in the room with me for awile but it was determined they both would be taken to the NICU
the names we decided on was Jacob Donald (baby a) and Nicholas Proctor (baby b). Jacob was 5 lbs 5 oz at birth and Nicholas was a tiny 3 lbs 2 oz at birth....both babies remain in nicu and are having ups and down....currently they both have jaundice and have started feeds....Nicholas the little one has been breathing on his own since birth....Jacob swallowed a lot of fluid and needed to be on a cannula for a day but is doing fine now
i will upload a few pics of the boys....i feel extremely blessed and I'm glad Nicholas is here and outside of my womb where he can get the nuitrition he needs....im not sure how long they will be here but it could be a month of two....i hope not but we'll see