I can’t believe it – baby Elizabeth was born yesterday morning, on her due date! I will make this brief and give lots more details soon, but here’s the overall rundown…
I went into labor at 4:30am, got to the hospital at 6:45am (6cm dilated) Got the antibiotics for GBS(!!) Fully dilated and effaced by 8:30am. Pushed for 90 minutes until finding that her position and size weren’t going to work. Ended up having to have a c-section – my very first. My platelets were miraculously at 100,000 even though they have been dropping slightly over the entire pregnancy and were down to 96,000 five weeks ago. Them being at or above 100,ooo made it possible for my husband to come in to surgery with me because I could get a spinal block instead of being put under general anesthesia.
She was born without any problems. Healthy and safe, weighing 8lbs 10oz. More on the c-section part later (what an experience!)
Recovery has been so hard. Like nothing I’ve ever been through before. Breastfeeding is coming along but it was not gentle and natural the way I’m used to because my body is so, so sore.
Anyway, gotta go for now but I’ll be back soon to share more.
Read Elizabeth’s birth story HERE