Ready for another second born birth story? This one comes from Sue @ My Musings. Her daughter Hanae was born via a scheduled second c-section, which is exactly what I am having today for Baby Blueberry’s birth (unless something crazy happens between Friday July 17th and now). Anyway – I’ll hand the proverbial mic over to Sue now and stop blabbering…
First of all Congrats to Jen, Daniel & MM on the birth of little baby, BB. I’m so excited for all of you! Second – thanks for letting me guest post.
My c-section was scheduled for the 2nd of May and about a week before that I started to re-arrange furniture including the living room with it’s couches & 350 pound tv, my bedroom with it’s sturdy military dorm style furniture & also my son’s room. No surprise when 2 days before my c-section I woke up in the middle of the night in labor! I can still remember that drive and grumbling that only this baby would put me into labor!
When we got to the hospital a woman who was in labor with twins had arrived first so I got to have something that stopped my labor and waited until about 10:30 when they took me back. Oh, I forgot to mention that in the military you get whomever you get. I was able to arrange with the head of the surgical ob section to perform my c-section and he even cleared his schedule when I went into labor. I will forever be grateful to Dr. Michael Stitely for coming in!
It did take longer with this section than the first because of all the scar tissue and it did worry me to the point that I had a panic attack on the table and had to be put out after my darling little daughter made her appearance. When Dr. Stitely announced it was “a Hanae,” I asked him if he was sure – I really thought I was having a boy! She ended up being very healthy and active. She weighed 8 pounds 12 ounces and she was 21 inches. Of course Hanae being Hanae, she couldn’t just lose the normal ounces that most babies lose while in the hospital. She actually lost almost a full pound after birth because she pooped 18 times within 24 hours!
At this point our family is complete but I will never forget that wonderful day when my sweet baby girl decided to appear especially since it was 5 years and one week to the day from her big brother’s birth!
Thank you so much for sharing your birth story with us Sue! I cannot wait to share the story of Baby Blueberry’s birth with all of you, but in the meantime our week of guest posts continues. Next up, tomorrow is a Wordless Wednesday special from Amanda @ Funkepunkemonke…