So I left off with part one saying that I was waiting in triage to see when I was going to be heading in for my C-section. At first, the plan was 4pm, I would be there in triage most of the day. So Hunky Hubs headed back across the hospital at that time to wrap up some last-minute work related stuff before his paternity leave, while I sat in triage on my iPad talking to friends with that in one hand, and my cell phone in the other hand hoping I was remembering everyone that I planned on telling when the baby came. Then the nurse came back and said we moved it up to 1pm, so I texted my husband and told him, who headed back across the hospital and just like that it seemed like it was time to get this baby out.
My Hunky Hubs was psyched and totally ready, while I was nervous and sweating bullets.
See I’m not sure which is better, a planned c-section or an emergency c-section. With J Myster, it was an emergency and I didn’t have time to think about anything going wrong, just that they had to get the baby out.
With the long walk down the hallway to the table they were going to cut me open on and pull out a human being, it literally had me trembling with each step I took.
I get up on the table, they put the needle in my spine, which I was surprised didn’t hurt more, since I clearly remember the pain of the epidural needle I had with J Myster. Then I was asked to lay back on the table, that things would start to feel warm and tingle and then my legs would get heavy.
They pricked me with a pin several times to make sure I couldn’t feel past a certain point, then without my even knowing it, the anesthesiologist said the doctor already made the first cut. I was surprised, I didn’t feel anything, not even pressure.
With J Myster, he was so wedged into my pelvis that they had to twist and turn his head to get him out and it was really painful. This time even though Braiden’s head was down and I had been feeling that soreness you feel in your pelvis for a month or so for a bit, it was soo much better. Now you already know from part one that I was leaking amniotic fluid, so at this point, Hunky Hubs stands up to look over the curtain as amniotic fluid shoots everywhere like a two-liter bottle of shaken soda and you hear everyone say “woah!”. Apparently, I wasn’t low on amniotic fluid, I was producing too much. Who knew that could happen? Then like that, the doctor holds baby up over the curtain for a few seconds and he’s off to get his apgar done, which was a lovely 9.9.
While they were sewing me up a nurse brought him over so we could touch noses and I could kiss him, then daddy held him for a little bit before he was put on my tummy and then to breastfeed.
J Myster (left) Braiden (right)
So that is Braiden’s birth story. Our December 9th baby couldn’t wait til December to be born and came in November, but he had to make sure we knew he was our winter baby and bring a snowstorm with his arrival.
Giving J some love while Grandma holds the baby.
J Myster holding his baby brother for the first time.
Our Early Christmas gift from God! 🙂
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