So I am tempted to include every detail of the past week but to save it from being a SAGA I'll spare everyone and just touch on the important stuff. First Vance is here and he is sooo sweet and soooo perfect we can not get enough of him! Thank you so much to all of our family and friends for all the support and for constantly checking in with us and for all the special phone calls, visits and gifts!
So my last month was not my favorite and after experiencing several episodes of false labor combined with fevers over 103 my final dr. visit we scheduled an induction for 41 weeks. Sun morning we checked in and 36 hours later and an emergency C section we had our sweet little baby!!! Somewhere in between I spent a day and 1/2 being induced to 10 cm., having my water break spontaneously, attempting a vaginal delivery only to find that at the last minute his head had turned and he was coming sideways. The epidural felt fantastic for hours and began to "wear off" at the point in which the dr attempted to turn him by having me attempt pushing in positions that i've never even new existed! Due to exhaustion and lack of strength from the epidural I started to hyperventalate from the pain and crying at which time he attempted the forceps and suction and concluded that the baby could not pass through the birth canal.....soooooooo he told me were going to have to set up for an emergency C section! I just remember thinking thank goodness because if I didn't have C section from now on I would never attempt a vaginal birth again! I thought that everything would be a peice of cake from then on... little did I know it was about to esscalate to an entirely new level of pain! They got me numb through my epidural to prepare me for surgery and as they were rolling me in to the O.R. the numbness made me begin to shake uncontrolably and as it spread up my body to my chest I had an overwhelming feeling that I couldn't breath or use my lungs and started to have a full blown panic attack, the nurses kept telling me it was normal and my lungs were working but that it would feel like I couldn't breathe. I eventually think I zoned out b/c I don't remember seeing or hearing the operation just feeling a good amount of pain and pressure and that my body was getting pulled around in all directions.....and then as soon as I heard him cry and Willie brought him around the side for me to see I could breathe and everything was perfect! I truly thought I had prepared myself for what might have come but nothing could have prepared me for this! Despite everything of course like every mother IT WAS ALL WORTH IT! He came with a little bit of a cone head since he spent some time in the birth canal but other then that he is literally perfect! He is 9lbs. 21 1/2 inches and the calmest sweetest baby ever! I also lucked out to only have a tiny insicsion with no stiches (except for the interior) or staples just operating "super glue", most excitingly I had no tearing from the vaginal attempt or hemerroids! We checked out today 5 days later and went home with our new little bundle, it has been the funnest thing and we can not get enough of him!