Saturday, January 8, 2011
Lexie Lou Is Here!!
Baby's Name:Lexie Lou
Date of Birth:1.7.2011
Original Due Date:1.26.2011
Weeks Pregnant:37Weeks 2Days
Weight: 5 pounds 15.1 ounces
Height:18 1/2 inches
Tuesday I went to the Peri to get an Amino then to the Gynourologest for a look in my bladder. The Amino was to check her Lungs because we needed to know what we were dealing with when I had my C-section on Friday(so they could have the NICU team in Place and ready if needed) Because she was coming ready or not! So we had the Amino and Like an hour and a half later the Peri called me to tell me Lexie's Lungs looked great!! So everything was set!!
I was admitted on Thursday at 1pm for observation because I have had low platelets and may need some and I was an hour away so they didn't want it to snow bad and me have to rush in the dark through a blizzard!! Thank goodness we did come in early because it started to snow hard! So I got settled in and they drew blood and my platelets were Lower then ever so they had to give me some.
I got my IV in and got fluid and such and hunkered down for the night of waiting! Doctors came in talked me through every thing and I signed all the forms I needed to.
They gave me a sleeping pill I slept until 6am (so Like 2 hours lol) and then they came to in to talk and do vitals and prep me for the trip down to the main OR (not the special OB one) Because I had the Peri, The GynoUrologest, he GynoOncologest, about 7 Ob residents, 15 ob Nurses, 2 regular OR Nurses, 2 baby Nurses and the anesthesiologist, and a few other people all because I had Placenta Acretta Possible Percerta!
So all these people stood in the corner talking amongst them self's before coming over and talking to me it was crazy all the other people in the waiting area were looking at me like a freak lol.
So they talked and then the Anesthesiologist came to talk to me He told me that he would like to do a general and that meant Carl could not be there to see the birth of our daughter they told him and the rest of my family they would have to wait in the OR Waiting but there were not enough seats so they where split into two waiting rooms. Carl was waiting with me as He explained why he didn't want to do the spinal on me. He said My platelet issue was bad enough that I could bleed into the spinal area and it May Not stop and could do horrible nero and spinal damage also he was worried about if they had to do the hyst,bladder repair and so forth it could be a bad choice to have to hurry put me to sleep and cause damage by int-abating so quickly.
So it was settled I was going under general so the Peri came over and told me they were calling NICU down because Lexie would be effected by the general and would have to be quickly taken to be assitst and may need help Breathing.
They took me back I gave Carl One Last Kiss and I was in the OR. The Peri Also told me I would be Prepped and Cathed before going out so we had the least amount of time with Lexie effected By the Med's. So Ouch cath went in propped on my side scrubbed draped and all the fun stuff. All we were Waiting for was the Nicu Team to be in Place. As soon as they were set The anesthesiologist put the Ox mask on me and told me to take some deep breaths I felt the meds go in the IV it felt like Fire and I was out!!
2 Hours Later I woke up in recovery I guess I was asking about Lexie Before I was even awake! They said she was fine and was on the sixth floor in special care and that my Husband was up with her they told me I would be filled in about her birth when her nurse came back down with news.
So I waited and the Team came in and talked me me about what happened in Surgery. I had a vertical incision both uterine and abdominal that went from my pubic bone almost to my sternum( I have not seen it yet). I did not have to have the Hysterectomy( but will need it in about 6 months when it heal and is normal size) they did not want to do it if they didn't have to it is very risky when it is so big! But I did have my Tubes tide until the hyst. They had to do a little pulling apart the placenta from my bladder and uterus and had to remove a lot of scar tissue and off both. It went better then ever expected.
So then I had to wait to get meds and they did this weird new hip block thing to kind of easy the pain since I did not have the spinal. It was nice to feel my Legs right Away But Hurt So Bad Ouch!
So Finely the baby Nurse Came down and Told me how delivery went! Lexie was born at 10:23 am and was 5 pounds 15.1 ounces and 18 1/2 inches long(pretty shocking since she was estimated to be 7 pounds by Birth Last Week!). Lexie Head Down On Tuesday but some time before Friday she decided to flip much to everyone's surprise and came out Breech!!
When she was born she was not Crying and had agpar of 6 it took them giving her mask ox to get her going and pink her up and then it was 9 she went to the special care nursery on 6 well I was in recovery and Carl was up with her but could not Hold or feed her yet due to some privacy issue the hospital has you can not go in the special care nursery when there are other baby's in there. So The Nurse feed her She had a good Latch and is a good eater!! Carl was up taking pictures but could not hold her.
At 2:30 Pm (4 hours after her Birth) They brought Carl down to me and he told me how small she was and How Beautiful she was about her Bath and her feeding and that he hadn't gotten to hold her and None of the family Had gotten to see her yet (Her Four Brothers, Two Papa's,Three Grand Ma's and 2 Of my Cousins!)
The baby Nurse went to to get her out of the special care nursery on 6 to go down to the normal baby one on 5th the floor we would be staying on. Then she came back down and told us they moved her and we were just waiting for transport to come and get me! Finely almost ready so it took them forever to come down and get me and take me on our way the family was gathered around the window looking at her but I didn't get to talk to any of them before going to the room I didn't get to peek at her either.
They got me all settled in and sent Carl to get the Baby! I was the first to hold her I heard the family coming down the hall and told Carl to Hold them At Bay until I get to have her to myself for a little bit. I held My Tiny Daughter in My Arms and Cried.
This Tiny Miracle was never suppose to be born! This Tiny Little Girl In My Arms came as a total surprise I found out the day I went for my for my hysterectomy consult(Talk About Divine Intervention!!) surprise surprise they told me to terminate that she would never survive! I had 5 huge Bleeds each time with them saying she would not live to see another day each time embarrassed because they were wrong!
2 Hospital Stay that I would never Leave from with out a Preemie Or Still Birth. I was Not suppose to be able to have another Child, I was Not suppose to make it to 37 weeks, I was not suppose to keep my Uterus, I was Told I may Not Come Out Of This Pregnancy with My Life Let alone My Daughters. They told my Husband to get ready to chose who to Save it it came Down to one or the Other.
This Tiny little Girl and I Beat The Odds! All the Prayers Worked and I would like to Thank All Who have Prayed for Us! So I held My Miracal in My Arms and Let the Family Come and Meet her First Her Brothers: My 2 year Old I Thought would Dislike her and not want anything to do with her was first he Welcomed Her with Open Arms! He wanted to Hold Her right Away! He Kissed Her are Protected Her from his Brother Jumping on the Bed! Then my Other 3 then Grandma's and Grandpa's We all passed her around and Shared in Our Miracle In the Blessing That Is Lexie In the Baby That was Not Suppose to Be.