He is now almost 4 weeks old and I havent had time to write out his birth announcment! EK! Its just been super busy with having 4 kids 4 and under. Not to mention my son Nolan just turned 1 and we had to do the whole party thing. But anyways...Ethan is here and healthy and just a super good baby...insanely sweet
Born March 11th 2011 at 7:50am via repeat C-Section
7lbs 3oz and 19.5 inches delivered Frank Breech
So this was my 4th (and FINAL) C-section so I knew what I was gettin myself into. I was really nervous checking in but so excited to meet my little man. After check in I was walked up stairs and began the pre-op stuff. Monitored the baby's h/b and cx for 20 mins...IV....drank that nasty stuff to make you not vomit..etc. DH gowned up and the RN walked me back into the OR. DH waited outside until the Spinal was done. I started panicing once in the OR. Anyone whos had a c-section knows what the OR smells like....feels like (its COLD)...and had that stark bright light. The Anestheiologist was really nice and talked me through it. I hunch over for recieved the first shot in my back...OUCH! Bee Sting Ouch. Then came the BIG ouch. It actually didnt hurt like the numbing shot. This one was born like a deep brused feeling mixed with tingling. All was well and I laid back and got situated before the spinal took full effect. Starting at your toes....working its way up. Once fairly numb they put in the Foley Cathater...fun. They draped me all up and Dh came in. They started and I couldnt feel pain...just pushing and pulling. Even though this was my 4th c-section it seemed to be going faster. scar issue obviously didnt slow them down. All my csections were at he same time. All my kids born at 8am sharp. This lil guy came at 7:50. When it was close the Anestheiologist held up a mirror over the drape so I could see him be born! Something i never got to see with the others. It was CRAZY to see him come out and see all my guts, lol. He was butt first. All you could see were boy parts, lol. The doctor laughed. He came out SCREAMING..it was wonderful. My other son came out and went immediatly to the NICU, so it was nice to see him so healthy! As they were sewing me up my BP dropped and the Anestheiologist gave me some kind of epinephrine. I felt like I was having a heart attach...my heart began to race. What a trip! I began shaking like MAD. An effect of the Spinal I was told. They gave me demerol which took the shakes away at once. I spet a few hours in recovery and then went up to my room.
Once in the room I was put on a PCA pump. A button I could push every 8 mins that gave me 1mg of Morphine. It helped alot. Ethan got his bath and once all spiffed up looked so amazing. My little man! as the spinal wore off the pain hit pretty hard. I got ALOT of gas build up in my chest that was far worse then any surgical pain. They told me tea would help...and walking would. It was so ad that I couldnt even ly down. I didnt sleep for over 25 hours just due to the fact I couldnt lay in my bed. Morphine doesnt help that gas pain. Not to mention that kinda medicine makes you constipated. I know...TMI. But it was so uncomfortale I just had the RN give me a suppository. I took the bull by the horns (so to speak, lol) and afterward I fel alot better...in THAT department. By the 4th day I was well enough to go home. Ethan passed all his hearing and blood tests.
at home is when all the craziness happned. The kids came home and wre really grumpy due to being gone so long. It was really hard adjusting. But they love him...and we're slowly getting into our new routine. Infact, I recently went to Target....by myself...with the 4 kids. Yes, picture how THAT went. LOL. But I did it!
Pic of Ethan not in he hospital.