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Baby’s here!! Unbelievable! I’m officially a mom!!! My little baby came into the world by way of an unexpected C-Section on May 12th 2016! One day after my due date!! Soooo remember I said my doctor was sending me to the hospital for an ultrasound? When I got there the baby’s heart rate was faster than normal and he was transverse (sideways). Throughout most of my pregnancy (from about 26 weeks and on) he had been head down. This was the first time he changed position in all that time. The tech and nurses told me that I would be monitored for a few hours, and then they would make a decision to give me a c-section or send me home. I was like “Oh no I can’t have the baby today.” (I had a list of errands for the day, and I was determined to get them all done). I told them I could come back the next morning and we could do everything at that time. Naturally they looked at me like I was nuts. They told me not to eat anything, but I was starving since getting food was supposed to be next on my list after the appointment. I ate a soup and had a lemonade and cookies. Next thing I know my OB was calling and yelling at me about eating. I explained to her that I was eating because I wasn’t planning on having a C-section that day, and I would come back the next day. She promptly told me not to eat again and to get undressed because she was on her way to deliver my baby. I cried for two hours after that. I guess I was scared and didn’t realize it. I had planned to push my baby out and brag about how quick it was. I thought I might be able to skip the epidural because the pain might not have been that bad. Nothing was going as planned and I was crying about all of it. A few hours later it was time to go in to the delivery room. I literally had no pain thus far. They wheeled me into the room which was dimly lit, warm, with pop music playing. Definitely nothing like what I imagined. I thought it would be cold and dark and scary. It was the complete opposite. Everyone was smiling. They gave me an injection in my back called a spinal block, which sent off a cold sensation through my body. Next, they laid me down and started the procedure. I expected to feel a little pain but I literally felt nothing! I could feel them moving around but it was painless. I remember wondering about how the baby was feeling in that moment and if he was scared. Did he even know what “scared” was yet? I was shaken out of my day dream by a feeling of suffocation as they pushed my organs up to my throat and pulled my baby out. Seconds later he was screaming at the top of his lungs. I couldn’t believe it! When they placed him near my face he immediately stopped screaming. (I thought this only happened in movies). Come to find out his leg was wrapped in the umbilical cord, and he couldn’t get it out. That’s why he was transverse with a fast heart rate. (I thank God so much for forcing me to stay in the hospital) My heart melted. My son was 8lbs even, 20 inches long, and I love him more than I can explain!!!

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