OH. MY. GOD. *updated

if i had to sum it all up in three words, those would be the three. it seemed most improbable at times, like after S was pushing, UNMEDICATED, for an hour and a half and the doctor said she saw a mere QUARTER-sized part of the baby’s head. it didn’t seem possible to me that the baby was coming out. out the belly maybe but certainly not the vagina. but another hour and a new position later and what do you know? she came out!! she really came out. and she was asleep! then she woke up and cried a little and met her family.

the whole thing was nothing short of astonishing. the baby is perfectly lovely and really, really big. 8 lbs, 13 ozs!! no wonder pushing her out was a little troublesome. ouch. ouch. ouch.

i am so glad that i was able to go and that i chose to go. i am also really glad that i had three c-sections! i am quite certain that i could not have done what S did. i would’ve needed an epidural for sure and i think i would’ve alternated screaming and cursing with giving up completely and hysterically crying.

i am dying to know how things are going at home, like if she has decided to start nursing (she still wasn’t so interested at 12 hours old) and what her name is. so i will wait, along with all of C’s readers, to hear news of the mamas and their baby. or maybe i will call one more time just in case they didn’t get my message.

update- so i couldnt wait any longer for news so i called one of the other women who’d been at the birth.  apparently the mamas are still in the hospital because the baby has jaundice.  they were supposed to leave on saturday night (the baby was born friday morning, at 3:51 a.m. i believe) but they got 2 extra nights because of the jaundice.  she has been named.  she is drinking smuggled breast milk because S’s milk hasnt come in yet and they dont want to give her formula.  smarty has been with them the whole time and is digging his baby sister.  turns out S pushed for three hours.  no wonder it seemed like she pushed for, well, three hours.

i would’ve guest-posted for C had she asked me to.  i certainly do not want to be stealing any thunder here but it sounds like there are many desperate friends and readers out there.  all is well ladies.  they will certainly be going home tomorrow.  i know C doesn’t have her computer and i dont think there is internet access.

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~ by complicatedmama on May 4, 2008.

9 Responses to “OH. MY. GOD. *updated”

  1. I wish someone would let me attend their birth. I have been there for all of mine, but as you know, when you birth a child you get a completely different perspective.

    Glad to hear you went and you are happy you did.

  2. THANK GOD you posted! My mind was totally going to the bad places after all these days of waiting. I am so glad she is OK, that everyone is OK.

    I felt EXACTLY as you say when I attended my best friend’s birth. If I hadn’t been eight weeks pregnant at the time, I never would have continued trying. God bless the C-section is all I have to say. I loved Beck’s birth.

  3. SO glad for this news. Like Bri I have been freaking out with angst.

  4. *phew* the internet-blog-floor-pacing can stop!
    cant wait to hear from dosmamas!!! thanks for the little update to tide us over. you are making me look forward to my Maternity/OB rotation this fall in nursing school.

  5. I am with Bri and C – worried I was. Happy now – mummas and babies all well – hooray.

    PS: plus I know it is a complete blessing to be at a friends birth – I have done it 3 times and loved it each time (specially once all was fine!)

  6. Hope you don’t mind, but I just posted this link on my site as SO many people are hoping for news.
    xoxo

  7. Thanks for the info! I was wondering what was happening.. and then I start to panic and worry.. but whew… no need.

    Have a great day!

  8. Thank you so much for posting!!!

  9. Thanks for the update!!

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