Well labor started all day saturday, but I didn't realize I was in labor because I wasen't having any cramping or anything, just this incredable pressure like there was a bowling ball in my uterus, the last time that happened the doctor just said it was the baby dropping, so I just assumed it was that. So me and dh decided to go walking around the mall a few laps, just to see if anything would happen. Around midnight the pain started getting more intense, it felt like someone was taking a sledge hammer to the bowling ball now, but I still didn't beleive it was labor, no cramps no back ache... I tried laying down but nothing happened, finally I decidede to start timing them, they were 5 minutes apart and happening for about a minute long. so I called my doctor around 2:30 am.
We got to the hospital around 3:00 and found I was 2 centemeters dialated, and I took the epidural, I was in so much pain!!! It was like a little peice of heven
I tried napping but they kept waking me up becuase the babys heart rate would drop down to almost nothing, finally around 7 a.m. they checked me and I was 7 centimeters dialated, but it was decided that they would have to do a emergency c-section becuase his heart rate was literally stopping at the peak of the contractions.....so at 8:12 a.m. August 8, 2004 Barry Junior was born!
his apgars were 9 and then 10!!!
After the c-section we got to spend time with him, but then later on that night I started to have mild hemmoraging, so they had to give me something to stop that, which finally did on MOnday morning.
Even after the hemmoraging I had a quick recovery and was going to be released Wednesday, but then Barry Junior couldn't keep his sugar levels up and he developed jaundice real bad, so they had to put him in the special care nursery. While he was in the special care unit, he gave us a huge scare his sugar levels dropped dramtically and they told us that his blood was too thick and clotting too much, and if this kept up they would have to take out half his blood, and fill the other half with saline, those were the worst 3 hours of my life, but when the test came back it ended up being just a "fluke" talk about a releife but I was still nervous.
JR is still in special care nursery, they said that the reason his sugar levels keep dropping is because he is so big 8 lbs, 7oz. and when the baby is in you your body takes care of the insulin for him, and because he was so big his body is having a hard time keeping up with it, but the last few days have been looking good and he might be able to come home tommorow evening!!! He has been on a i.v. also and they started out at 8 and now hie is down to 2, after this next feeding they are taking it out and if he can hold his levels up after that he will be able to come home! I have to go back every 3 hours during the day to breast feed him, and then pump when I get home, he only takes the breast 10 minutes each side and then I guess I just don't supply it fast enough for him and he finishes with a bottle and let me tell you I'm such a cow!!!! even the lactation nurses can't beleive how much milk I am producing! Well I have to get back to the hospital, I just wanted to let everyone know what was happening, I will write back later on tonight and fill in anything that i missed.