- 7 years ago
Ok, I know its been a while since I updated, but I had to announce the birth of my baby girl!!!
On Feb. 15, I was at work when I started to feel some cramping. It almost felt like I needed to take a bm, but I knew that wasnt what it was. I decided that I was going to go home and lay down, and after an hour or so if I still felt it, I would go to L&D. I was making my way home when it felt like I farted and peed a little, but then all of a sudden, I continued to pee on myself. It wasnt until I was sitting in a puddle of my own mess on my heated leather seat that I realized my water had broken. Then the freak out began, after a flurry of phone calls, I drove myself to the hospital.
Upon my arrival and removal of my clothes, I saw quite a bit of of something all over my clothes. It was meconium, which, along with my low iron, was the start of my fears. 16 hours, a dose of pitocin, an epidural, and countless cups of crushed ice later, my daughter was born at 11:19am the next morning. I thought now I could enjoy my frst moments with my baby. But since the presence of meconium was in her lungs, my baby girl was rushed to the NICU, I didnt even get to hold her. And my body had other plans, on top of losing too much blood, I had rising blood pressure and a rising fever. My beautiful birth was turning into a nightmare. I was put on 24 hr bedrest and strapped to a catheter and an IV full of magnesium. I couldnt see my daughter until I was released from bedrest after the first 24 hrs. Meanwhile I was sent pictures of my newborn daughter strapped to an IV, breathing tubes, and wires. It killed me looking at her beautiful little face covered by a breathing apparatus. She was finally released to me after 48 hrs and we were asked to stay in the hospital two more days to monitor our time together (me for my blood pressure and her for her breathing). I finally got her home and I was so excited.