Michael’s Birth Story Part 4

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My eyes opened. I felt AWAKE and more alert. I actually kissed Cody for the first time since being admitted into the hospital. Getting that epidural felt AMAZING. I know I didn’t want one and wanted the natural birth, but I am so glad I got that done if that were to have helped me progress and have Michael vaginally. However, what didn’t even feel like 10 minutes after the epidural, my midwife came back in after talking to the head doctor at my OB practice and decided that a C-section was needed. I was actually really calm about it in the moment and super relieved because there is no way I could keep going with the pain I was in and only being at 4 cm after 34 hours of early labor. Not long after that decision, a room of just my nurse, doula, and Cody quickly became a room full of maybe 10 people. I remember Cody suiting up to be in there with me. I was nervous about all of the numbing medicine they used and how it might feel to be so out of control of my body, but that wasn’t scary at all…it was a relief. I was relieved our baby would be here real soon and that I wasn’t in pain anymore. They wheeled me into the room first to prep me before Cody could come in to sit next to me. The doctor asked what the gender was, and when I told her it’s a surprise for us, she suggested having Cody When Cody walked into the room, he later told me how nervous he was for my life because I was as white as a ghost. I do remember being a little nauseous when they started but then it subsided. I felt some tugging and pressure as they worked on getting Michael out, but nothing uncomfortable at all …it was a relief. I was relieved our baby would be here real soon and that I wasn’t in pain anymore. They wheeled me into the room first to prep me before Cody could come in to sit next to me. The doctor asked what the gender was, and when I told her it’s a surprise for us, she suggested having Cody be the one to announce the gender and of course I said yes! When Cody walked into the room, he later told me how nervous he was for my life because I was as white as a ghost.
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Last part comes tomorrow!