Hi All!! My name is Jill and my home is at Two Yellow Birds Decor. I am so excited to be here at The Grant Life for the labor and delivery series. Kelley and I have become blogging friends over the past few weeks. She is seriously amazing! This is such an awesome thing that she has put together so we can learn from each other.
As I was there the doctor checked me over and nothing was happening to me. I was not dilating and my cervix was not softening. I was really disappointed. I heard many people saying that they were dilating weeks before their babies were born. I just wanted that to be happening to me. But it wasn’t.
As the doctor was checking everything he got concerned that I might have the starting stages of toxemia. If you don’t know what that is, its where you retain lots of water, have high blood pressure and have protein in your urine. It is harmful for the mother and baby. The mother can have liver failure, and cardiovascular issues. For the baby is prevents blood going to the placenta which means its hard for the baby to get oxygen and food.
My sister in law gave my husband a huge guilt trip so he ended up coming too. We all sat there the rest of the day. I was hooked up to machines being monitored. I did have a couple little contractions and at one point my blood pressure went really high. After a day and a half of being monitored, the doctor came in and we discussed everything that had gone on. They decided that I didn’t have toxemia. I was extremely happy at this point!! The doctor then said, “Why don’t we just have this baby while you are here so you don’t have to come back!!” You don’t even know how happy I was. I had been talking with my family about this. I was due in 5 days. I didn’t see the point of going home and then coming back a few days later. I am so glad the doctor was on the same page as my husband and I.
She decided that she needed to check me. She said I was dilated to a 4 and was in the starting stages of labor. Then she also said something I will never forget…”That does not feel like a head.” No wonder nothing was happening to be before. She had never turned like she should have. She decided that she needed to take an ultrasound to confirm it. She did and sure enough my little baby’s head was up. The doctor came in and also confirmed that.
I remember my hubby sitting right next to my head with Kaitlyn and I know the anesthesiologist was sitting on the other side of me making sure everything was going well with the anesthetic . After a couple of minutes I remember hearing my hubby say, “I don’t feel good.” Then I remember the anesthesiologist tell him that he could hold Kaitlyn and that he needed to lay down. (I later found out that he got sick from seeing the blood on the floor. The actual surgery didn’t bother him, but just seeing everyone walking around in it.)