Monday, June 17, 2013

Baby boy has arrived :-)

Evan Thomas was born 6-12-13 at 9:50pm via c-section. He weighed in at 7lbs 10.8 ounces and was 20 inches long.
We had a little bit of a scare and excitement surrounding his birth. I went to my 37w appt on Tuesday the 11th and found that my blood pressure was elevated. I also had a headache for the previous 4 days and baby boys hearrate was too fast.
So off to the hospital we went. I was kept overnight for observation while they ran labs to test for preeclampsia andto see if my headache would go away with meds.
In the morning, the doctor came in and said we would proceed with induction. My labs came back normal but all signs/symptoms pointed to preeclampsia. All was going well with a few doses of miso to get things going. In the evening, the dr came to check my progress and break my water.
I was 3.5cm but she said she felt digits and not a head. They wheeled the ultrasound in and sure enough he had flipped and was now breech.
at that point I was told it was time for a c-section. They won't attempt to deliver a breech baby with preeclampsia.
So I had a little hysterical crying at this point. I was so overwhelmed and scared. Eventually I came to terms, signed papers and was wheeled back. DH came to join me after I was prepped. I don't think the surgery took that long. I was so overcome with joy at hearing Evan's first cry.
Evan spent a couple days in the nicu for fast breathing...very common with c-sections. We were both released from the hospital last night. We are home and adjusting to life with 3 little ones. Its very hard right now with the pain from the c-section. We love Evan so much and are grateful for him in our lives.

1 comment:

  1. Not sure if I said this yet but congrats! Hope you guys are doing well!!!