Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Maddox Has Arrived

Yesterday was one of the greatest days of my life. Maddox was born! We arrived at the hospital at 6:30 am so they could start pitocin. I went from a 3 to 4 in ess than 30 minutes, then about an hour later got an epidural. (not a fan of pain) After about another hour, they turned the pitocin off for awhile, because Maddox started having heart decelerations. They made me lay on my side and put me on oxygen, and that seemed to clear things up. They started the pitocin again, and the next time they checked me I was a 7. After that I didn't progress, and Maddox had a few more decelerations. Dr. Chambers decided it was time for a c-section, so off we went to OR.

When we got there they numbed me up even more. It was weird because though I couldn't feel the cuts, I could feel lots of tugging, pulling and pressure. I was just waiting to hear the cry.Maddox was way down low, so it took a few minutes,when they cut me open I hears gasp and a "not good!" not exactly what you want to hear in surgery. Apparently I had a moderate placental abruption ands two quite large blood clots. This turned my routine c-section into an emergency c-section. After lots of tugging and pulling we here "it's a boy!" a few seconds later we hear him cry! That was music to my ears. Turns out he had the cord wrapped around his neck. Luckily everything turned out okay. Maddox was born January 3, 2012 at 3:17 pm. He weighed 5 lbs 14 oz and is 18 inches long.

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