Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Well...it wasn't Braxton Hicks!!!
Saturday, August 30th, I woke up having pains in my back. I was cohosting a shower for my best friend who is getting married September 13th. So, I went to the shower and felt a little "off" while I was there. By the time I got home, my back pain was intense. I knew it couldn't be labor because our scheduled C-Section was still 5 days away....:) By 1:00am I knew something was amiss. I tried to lay down and had intense pain in my back and side. I called the doctor and was told to come on in if they persisted. I got to the hospital at 5am and was already 3cm dilated. Within 30 minutes, I was 5 cm dilated. What???? I hadn't gone to the birthing class and this wasn't the plan. Then, it got scary. My heart rate dropped to 80/40 and I was feeling very faint. Then, nurses came from everywhere and started turning me, putting oxygen on me, checking for a prolapsed cord, and ordering a C-Section stat. It was by far the scariest moment of my entire life. I was thinking " Are we going to get this close only to have it snatched away?" We were taken to the operating room where Cooper was born at 7:12am weighing 7 pounds 12 ounces. What a coincidence!! He was crying and was in distress when he came out. His APGAR was 3. After some aggressive suctioning and oxygen, we heard the best sound ever. A loud cry that makes every parent feel so relieved and thankful. So, here we are at home on our first night with our little man. He seems so sweet and alert. We are overwhelmed with thankfulness, awe and of course, madly in love with this precious baby. Let the adventures begin.