That was it .. i'll post birth story later**Updated with Birth Story**
Cassandra Carine was born 4-5-12 at 22:54 via emergency c-section at 36 weeks gestation. She was 5lbs 6oz's and 18 1/4"
first bath in the nicu
**Updated with story**
Now that we are finally home I figured I would post our little story!
April 5th 2012 - My OH and I went that morning for our bi-weekly ultrasound at the Perinatal office and as usual heartbeat was great and fluid levels appeared normal but they did notice that I was contracting a bit and mentioned that if they got any stronger to please head for L&D and get monitored.
So pictures in hand we headed home for what we thought would be our typical afternoon. I kept getting mild contractions but for lack of better wording I felt " off" and after a lot of coaxing on my OH's side ( I didn't want to go in and waste their time ) we headed to the hospital at about 6pm.
My OB was called and another ultrasound was ordered before i even got hooked up to the monitors. I assumed all was well because 6 hours earlier the scan had showed nothing abnormal. The tech did a quick scan and I headed back up to be monitored.
By the time I got settled in and the results from my scan were sent up it was close to 8:45pm. The nurse called my OB with the results and that's when things started. The nurse came in to let us know what was going on and mentioned " your doctor is considering an emergency c-section". Two mins later it went from possible c-section to " we are going to scrub you in".
By 9:15 my OB arrived and I was prepped for surgery. He came in briefly to tell me why.
In a matter of 6 hours my fluid levels had gone from an acceptable 8-10, my fluids were under 2 and it was no longer safe to let me go into labor on my own. My doctor feared if i dilated any further that we would have a very dire situation on our hands.
By 10:30 I was in the OR and had gotten my spinal block and they brought my OH in.
10:45 they started my section
10:54 pm the most magical sound occurred, Cassie took her first breath
It took them another 40 mins to get my put back together and into recovery. I had the shakes really bad from the meds so they monitored me a bit longer.
Cassie went to the NICU because she was almost 4 weeks early and had some rapid breathing.
I was released from the hospital on Monday and Cassie was released from the NICU on Tuesday. She has now been home for two days and we are figuring out a rhythm with sleeping and eating She's doing all the sleeping and eating and i am still in a fog lol
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