Where Have We Been For So Long
3 years ago
After visiting with everyone, my blood pressure was getting a little high and so it was time for a little rest. Or so I thought. April checked me and I was dilated to 10 cm. It wasn’t time to rest, it was time to start pushing. About 3:00 everyone left us and it was Matt, April and I in the room. I started pushing and boy it was hard! About 4:15, we hadn’t made much progress and so April decided I need to take a rest. I literally passed out. Matt got a breather too! At about 4:45, Dr. Cox came in and it was time to try again. I was getting desperate at this point. I really wanted Lillie to be here. I pushed and pushed. At 5:15, I realized my body was coming to and I could feel everything…remember, I had gotten my epidural at 2 in the morning and this is at 5 in the afternoon. Anywho, they called the anesthesiologist and they came in and gave me a boost! However, we also discovered my epidural pump had broken and so the anesthesiologist just stayed put and gave me a dose every few minutes. About 5:30, Dr. Cox told me she could see Lillie’s head. Matt and I were thrilled. We didn’t think it would be much longer. Well an hour later, we hadn’t gotten any further and Dr. Cox told us it was time to do a c-section. My body was exhausted, my blood pressure was really high, my body had a fever and Lillie needed to come out. So at 6:35, I agreed to the c-section. Once I said yes, and had a good cry, our room was stormed with nurses and doctors galore! My good friend April was still hanging with us and even though her shift was over, she was headed to the OR with us. Matt had been so good about keeping our families updated as best as he could throughout the afternoon, he was given about 2 minutes to run to the waiting room and tell everyone we were headed into surgery. Matt let everyone know and met us in the OR. I was really nervous, so they gave me some morphine to help me relax. I had never had morphine before, and it made me talk non-stop. It’s a good thing, I don’t remember much. Anyway, we agreed to the c-section at 6:35 and sweet Lillie was here at 7:02pm. She weighed 8 lbs, 6.5 ounces and was 20 ¼ inches long. The only thing I remember from the OR is Dr. Cox telling me to look up and she was holding Lillie over my head. Matt got to hold Lillie first and he brought her right over to see me. I was so excited. They got me put back together and let me hold Lillie on the way to the recovery room.