I made arrangements for my kids, Brian came home, and went with me. I started timing my "cramps" which had seemed to be getting more regular, but still nothing that seemed intense. On the way up to the clinic, they were spaced 4-7 minutes apart and I started to slightly pause and take notice.
|We arrived at the OB clinic. They hooked me up to the monitor.|
|Soon after arriving in L&D, they got the IV in, I continued to have contractions.|
I remember being bumped into walls being wheeled into the OR room. The contractions were crazy. They wanted me to transfer from 1 bed to the operating table - I did quickly between very close contractions. The contractions kept coming intense with no time between. They asked me to open and relax my legs to place a catheter. I was screaming like a primal wild animal at this point. When they finally forced my legs open to start putting a catheter, the doctor said there would be no time, I was just going to have to push - he was right there. WHAT?????!!!!!! I was pushing away from the table with my legs, trying to escape this crazy situation I was in. There were several people trying to help me, forcing my legs up and my chin to my chest, but I was delirious and did not know what the hell to do. Finally, I felt his head crowning, I realized what I had to do, and concentrated on proper pushing. I FELT EVERYTHING! His head stretching me and coming out, his shoulders and body, then the placenta. OMG!! Then I was fine. :) I was in disbelief at what happened. I still kind of am. :) I can say that recovery is A LOT different from what I expected to be having, that is for sure! I am tired, but feel great!
|I told Brian that if I was unable to care for Jeremias until his daddies arrived, he HAD to hold him. Jeremias was not going to be placed alone in the nursery. He only had to do this a few minutes while I got monitored and cleaned up.|
|Here he is!|
|Look at that hair!|
|what a sweetie!|
The guys rushed to get here. They had been in NYC doing touristy things with one of their moms. They got an earlier flight and arrived ASAP, getting to us around 3 AM - 8 hours after Jeremias was born. I got to act as temporary mommy until the guys arrived. I enjoyed this time.
Video of them coming in. :) So excited and happy for them.
|handing over the responsibility of this precious life|
|I LOVE this first pic of the new family.|
|this is another one of my favorites! filled with joy!|
|handing over to grandma for the 1st time|
|this is my schedule all planned out.....notice it is crossed off up to Wednesday. I was supposed to have a couple more days! That lil' guy did not follow the plan!|
|I pumped while at the hospital and provided the liquid gold that is colostrum.|
Proud, tired daddies
|We made a great team! Love these guys!|