On August 9th we were admitted to the hospital to have cervadil administered to get my cervix ready for induction Thursday am....well, the cervadil was fine, but as soon as it was removed at 5 am I went into some really hard contractions. Induction would not be necessary!
However, it was clear after about an hour that the contractions were stressing out the baby so my doc decided to do an emergency c-section.
Jonah Allen was born at 8:03am, 6lbs 9 oz with more hair than his daddy!
Because of the RH- thing he was diagnosed as a hyperjaundice at noontime and went under the Billie lights in NICU. He was under the lights for 5 days and received 2 IVR flows for the jaundice, and then they kept him for 1 more day for observation. We finally came home this last Wednesday.
We saw the Ped on Thursday and he said if my baby had been born 15 years ago he would have been severley brain damaged as the IVR technology wasn't available then and that poor Jonah was the sickest baby he had ever seen in 35 years. So ladies, make sure to get your Rhogam shots and sensetization tests!
Well, you wouldn't know that he was so sick now! He is the gassiest creature I've ever met! Everything else is going fine...the c-sec was not bad at all. I was up and walking the next day (not very far, but I had incentive to get to the NICU).
BTW, make sure to make friends with your nurses....they could just save your life! And DON'T refuse the stool softener...you'll thank God for that stool softener.
All the best to you all!