Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Birth Story- Saturday


I had been dilated to 10 and pushing for a good 2 hours when my doctor decided that something needed to be done. So she decided that the baby would have to come out with the help of a vacuum extraction. I was pushing for another hour without much success, and a c section was being discussed.

However at 3:22am I gave one final push and Josiah made his way into the world. He was a little in shock after delivery, so I got to look at him and hold him for a couple seconds, then they took him away for awhile to be looked at.

The rest of Saturday is sorta a blur to me at this current moment. We did some breastfeeding, got some rest, and I even took at shower! The nursing staff there could not have been more helpful and kind to me.

Want to know what happened Sunday and Monday? Stay tuned!

1 comment:

Sherry said...

Sounds a lot like my first delivery. They used the vacuum on Jennah but she had SO much hair that it wouldn't stick! It kept popping off and sprayed blood everywhere. At the time, I didn't even notice! After a couple of hours she did make it out though! The room was full of about 8 pediatricians, nurses, etc because they had been warned she was a big baby. She couldn't use her right arm for a couple of weeks because it had been so cramped in my uterus for her and she had been laying on it! I was the belle of the hospital with my almost 12 lb baby girl! lol

I'm praying that Josiah is back home again with you VERY soon!

Sherry