AFM- ugh what a rough 2 weeks!!!! Have been in and out of hospital and finally home. Cervical length has been shortening which my doctors have mentioned is normal in a twin pregnancy, so am on bedrest now until they come! Hoping I make it to 36 weeks but thinking they will come at 34-35. We shall see. My c section is scheduled for 37 but they dont think I will make it to that! Babies are good and growing! Both are just about 4lbs as of last week so cant wait to see what they are now- appt next week!
Well ladies..Here is my birth story!! Its pretty long... and to add to it I was just rushed to emerg on Monday with a blood clot in my leg...I'm doing ok as they have me on anti inflammatory until i can be put on a blood thinner ( they can't put me on it now since i just gave birth) I also have to get weekly ultra sounds done on it ..
Woke up on the 13th (Wednesday) to my waters breaking at 11am. Called my OB office and they requested that I go in to get checked. When I got there my contractions had not started yet. They tested to confirm that my waters had broken and my OB told them to admit me due to my history. My contractions started around noon. The contractions painfulness and timing was very sporadic...mostly averaged around 3-6 mins apart. I was 3 cm dilated whenever I got a really strong one I would be sick to my stomach (nobody told me that was possible). Prior going into the hospital I hadn’t eaten breakfast so they told oh to make me some toast…I ate one piece which did not stay down. They hooked me up to gravol IV and I continued to be sick through it. From noon to 5 they sporadically hooked me up to the monitor to check my contractions and babies heart rate. The heart rate was really low between 114 and 105. The ob said that I had to remain on the monitor and was told to be given fluids through IV. They gave me morphine and another anti nausea medicine to help make the contractions a little easier and try to ease the vomiting. I was still sick a few times but not as bad and the morphine took the edge off of the contractions. Around 10 I asked if I could sit in the bath and they told me that I was not able to because I had to stay on the monitors. The baby’s heart rate was going up by this point since I was more hydrated but they wanted to keep me on it to be sure. At that point I asked for the epidural. The epidural was in by midnight and what a relief!! I was only sick once after the epidural was in. I could still feel the pressure of the contractions but not the pain. I was then told that I had a fever and they gave me Tylenol and hooked me up to antibiotics. The nurses checked my temperature, baby heart rate, my heart rate, contractions and pulse every 15 mins all night. By 8 am my fever was down and I was 8 cm dilated. However all night they were having issues with the machine picking up my contractions...they kept readjusting it. The nurse at that point told me she figured I would have my baby by noon. Well at noon they checked me and I was 10 cm dilated and baby was low... but my contractions were still not being picked up as strong enough or regular enough to start pushing. At 3 the ob gave permission for me to start pushing…however still the machine was not reading my contractions. And they were still not strong enough. I would get a cluster of contractions then none for about 10 mins. The ob came in around 5 and even when I said I was getting pressure and wanting to push the machine was still not picking up all of the times I said it and only part of my stomach was getting tight. At this point they decided to use the vacuum to assist. The ob stated that my uterus is divided into two and is contraction at different times there for not strong enough to do it on its own. Eventually after and episiotomy and 3 hours of pushing and vacuum assistance Carson John Naida was born at 5:52pm after almost 29 hours of labor. He is completely healthy aside from a squished nose from being stuck in my birth canal for so long. The ob had told me that if I was not as good at pushing as I was that I would have had to of had a c section. I remember at one point during the pushing I was crying stating I just want him out of me. We are now home and I am healing well and he is doing well. He eats like crazy!!!
Wow skeet what a stressful birth for u. Glad to hear u are coming thru the other side of it now! Hope u are better soon and can really start to enjoy being a mum. I cant see the piccy on my phone but im sure hes gorgeous lol. X
SKEET He is handsome!!! Lovely long birth story. So glad to hear that you are doing better, I hope the clot clears faster than expected. Until then, I know you are just in heaven enjoying your little man, congrats again!
JCHIC Hope you're feeling well Hun! Won't be long now till we see those 2 tiny faces!!! Cannot wait. I hope you can make it to 36 wks where you want to.
Thanks ladies!! Even through everything I'm in heaven and love being a mom!! He is totally worth it all!! I'm so glad that I was able to have a vaginal birth in the end to experience since my next will probably be a c section!!
The only struggle I'm having now is having him sleep for more then 20 min in bassinet.. He's fine to sleep 2 hours at a time from 9- 1am.. Then from 1 am on he lasts maybe 20 mins.. I keep caving and bringing him to bed with me so that I can get aleep
Skeet - he's absolutely gorgeous!! I wouldn't worry about getting him to sleep in the bassinet and feeing guilty about holding him or taking him to bed. Will was the same and would fall asleep nursing and I'd lay him down and he'd last 5 minutes and wake up crying. I caved and let him sleep on me a lot and thought 'how naughty, he'll never sleep in his bed' but it had no lasting effect. He sleeps in his cot from 7pm-7am now.
I say you just do what you gotta do to get through the night! Plus, it is so lovely having them so close...I think it's good for bonding.
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