Naomi's birth was planned about 6 months into my pregnancy. I knew that this would be another c-section since both of my other two were. I had a c-section with my first because I had been induced after 8 days of being overdue and I never dilated past a 4 even with pitocin. I labored 17 hours before my doctor told me it was best I deliver via c-section. I had thought about potentially doing a v-bac with my second, but it was hard to find a doctor willing to do that with me and I had a high risk pregnancy due to blood pressure. He came out weighing 10lbs at 39 weeks so it was best I delivered him then and not just waited. Anyways, this is about Naomi so we will get back to that.
We were scheduled to go into the hospital at 5:30 am and the surgery was to start at 7:30am. Everything went very smoothly and they even had my epidural all ready to go around 6:50 am. We were just waiting on my doctor to start. I always get so nervous before the c-sections and I feel the medication makes me nauseous. I hate that feeling, but it's worth it in the end. The wheeled me into the OR with my husband by my side which is comforting and about 30 minutes later she was born. Her little cry was so sweet and always makes me tear up when I hear that sound. They cleaned her off and brought her over to me while the doctor stitched me up. It's such an incredible feeling meeting your baby that you carried for 9 months. They weighed her and she was 8lbs. 11oz which is my smallest baby! I was a little surprise because I thought for sure she would be around 9 lbs, but it's pretty close. Maybe all that walking during pregnancy kept her smaller too!
They wheeled me back into my room to recover a bit and I was all alone waiting for them to bring her to me. I was so excited I could hardly stand it! About 20 minutes later she came in and I got to actually hold my baby. And it felt amazing to not be pregnant anymore! We then texted photos to our friends and family! I couldn't wait for my other kids to meet her because they had been waiting forever to finally meet her. Literally everything went perfect! She was healthy as can be. The only tiny thing was she was borderline jaundice which went away really quick. I did have heavy bleeding after the surgery which they made me take extra medication to have stop it and it did. We are so lucky that everything went well and literally had no problems. These babies are such miracles and I feel so blessed to have them in my life.
I am recovering fairly well. I still have a little bit of pain around my incision, but I know it's normal. Breastfeeding has been going amazingly and I have noticed that helping a ton with my recovery! I will write a whole post on my plans after baby and how I will be getting back into shape! I have about 40-50 lbs I want to lose and I am very excited to start exercising again.