Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Birth Story

I kind of wrote Cain's birth story here and I wanted to share Carly's birth story but I feel like there isn't much to share. This time around I decided with my OB to do an elected c-section. Part of me wanted to try and do a VBAC (vaginal birth after c- section) but I didn't want to go through all the labor and end up having a c-section again anyway. I didn't have any complications with my previous c-section so it was easy for me to make the decision to do it again.
So I knew the day that Carly would be born (as long as she didn't come early on her own). We went to the hospital at 5:30am on June 15th and started prepping as soon as we got there. Besides the nurse trying to get my IV in, which took 3 times, all the prep went great.
I felt really comfortable but started to get nervous when they came in to wheel me into the operating room. I cried and then cried harder when Chris had to stay out and wait for me to get ready. I don't know what I was crying about but it's just so many emotions all at one time.
this is what Chris got to stare at as he waited to come in

It really only took a super short time for the surgery and within just a few minutes I could hear my little baby screaming. I cried yet again. She was born at 7:34am.
It was quick, it was easy, she was perfect. I was back in my room and doing great in no time. So there really isn't a grand story to tell but it couldn't have gone better.