Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Overdue birth story.

Now that my baby is now 14 weeks old I am finally typing up his birth story...yes I have been very slack...ok just over tired and busy with the boy.

On the 9th of November I went in to get induced 2 weeks early as I was having complications (with myself not bub). Throughout my pregnancy I got gestational diabeties and became insulin dependant (thanks to all the previous needles to get pregnant I wasnt too scared but had to inject myself three times a day), had heart palpitations, high blood pressue (at the start of my pregnancy it was low blood pressure) gall stones and problems with my liver. I was told my body was trying to shut itself down because it wasn't coping with being pregnant.

I stayed in hospital overnight and at around 7am on the 10th of November I started getting my first contractions and was told to get Toodles in asap. My mother and my god mother were also in the birthing suit with us. I was in so much pain but had bearly started so they gave me the gas but that made me sick so I gave up on that. I had the drs come in at around 10am to break my waters which I screamed through...after that they made sure I got an epidural before they came near me again (ok I am a pretty big sissy, I acted like I was dying). They came and gave me an epidural soon after which was just as painful as they hit a nerve and I was trying my hardest to stay still...I think mum and Toodles ended up having to hold me there in the end. After that it was smooth sailing and I even managed to have 2 naps and eat several cups of ice chips. I was forbidden to eat anything else as they thought I may have had to go in for a c-section and my sugar levels were going up and down.

Toodles was told by the nurse that she would be able to deliver the baby herself which she was excited about and sat down the end of my bed for 4 hrs waiting for the action but nothing was happening. The nurse checked me and I was only about 6cm dialated and hadn't moved for several hrs which concerened the drs..they were giving me another hr before they would decide if I would be rushed for a c-section or not because the baby's heart beat was going up and down (not bad enough to worry them though) about half an hr later I felt a pop and told the nurse so she checked me again and I was 10cm dialated, she said she could also feel the babys head moving from side to side like it was trying to break out. I was told to give a few little pushes and sure enough the baby was coming. The nurse ran out of the room to get the dr because the babys heart beat was getting faster and faster. It all pretty much a blur but I had mum videoing and rubbing my back, Donna holding my hand and holding up spew bags for me because I couldnt stop vomiting and my god mother was down the other end watching all the action and taking pictures. Then all of these drs and nurses started piling in my room (I wasnt scared at the time but Toodles told me how horrifying it was when watching the video I had 2 drs and 3 nurses) the peadiatriction was also there heating up his little humidicrib bed and getting his oxegen mask ready. I kept watching the screan that showed his and my heartbeat, bubs heartbeat went up to around 180bpm then 60bpm then dropped of the screen all within a minute (I was told it's supposed to be between 120 and 160). The dr told me I needed to get him out and held up the scissors ready to cut me...Toodles freaked out and told me I needed to push now...which I did as hard as he could and he slid out. I kept thinking ' why isn't my baby crying'. He was so grey and not moving...I think they suctioned him then stuck him straight on me and gave him infant heart massage. It took him a while but he finally let out a squeal. They then told me I had to be rushed in for surgery as I had a forth degree tear from his shoulder being caught on the way out (for those who dont know a forth degree tear is a tear from your bum hole to your front). They took my baby away and got me to fill out forms for blood transfusion and other things..I think toodles had to sign some for me as I was so drugged out. He was born at 7:22pm. Then they took me away with toodles running down the hall way behind me crying. I was in there for about 2 hrs with surgens and drs everywhere and had one asking me questions about my baby keeping me awake, its pretty bad I was so out of it I couldnt tell them a thing about the baby I just had, I didnt even know his name or weight or length. When I came out they took me to my room then mum, Vicki and Donna came in with the baby. They stayed for a bit then mum and vicki went home and Donna stayed to spend some time with us. At this point I didnt even want to hold the baby I just wanted to sleep so Donna held him till they kicked her out then she put him in his crib. I couldnt pick up my baby or do anything for him as I couldnt feel my legs and was hooked up to drips and machines, I had to call the nurses when I wanted to feed him. They came in 2 hrs later and did his sugar levels then took him away to the special care nursery because they were low due to me having diabeties while pregnant and didnt bring him back till morning.

I will write more later as this is turning into a novel :)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Welcome to the world Riley Thomas Commens

Tuesday night on the 10/11/10 Riley made his grand enterance at 7:22pm weighing 7pounds 7 ounces with a length of 55cm. Birth Story and pics to come.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Still here...

Well after being in hospital for 5 days I was let out only to0 go back last night for high blood sugar levels....after more testing I was sent home but need to see the endocronologist next week. While I was in hospital the first time I was diagnosed with gall stones, high blood pressure, a failing liver, too much protein and to top it off I also have gestational diabetes. My body really isn't coping with being pregnant and am told it's because of the hormones that my body is resisting insulin my body is trying to make. I have been seeing the high risk dr every week and it looks like I will need to be put on insulin injections and bub will be induced early with the possibility of him going straight to the NICU because his sugar levels will be low and will need round the clock feeding through a tube...he's been my lil trooper so far and looks like he is doing fine. Toodles has been back in Mackay working hard and will be coming down in a week for a looking forward to it since I haven't seen her in 3 weeks and she has been stressing about me and her lil boy.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

I've landed my self in hospital already!

Yesterday I was admitted to hospital with high blood pressure, high heart rate, too much protein and my liver was not working the way it's supposed to. The specialists say that I could possibly have pre-eclampsia and need to keep the bub in till 33 weeks (1 and a half weeks away) or I will be transfered to a bigger hospital. Baby looks fine though it's just me with the problem..bleh. Bub is weighing around 4 pound 5 and is measuring bigger then his due date, they also gave me a steroid shot to mature bubs lungs just in case. I was visiting mum for a week with the intention of taking the kids back with me on the plane this morning but the poor kids have been shafted to the grandparents house. Toodles will be coming down for a week but I will have to stay with mum until the baby arrives as I cannot fly. Fingers crossed everything is fine.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

12 weeks to go!

I haven't blogged in a while..not much happening up here. I have been without a job for 2 months and am isolated up here with no family. My step dad will be coming on wednesday to stay with us because he has landed some work up here so thats somthing to look forward to :) Still not sure if we will be heading back to the Gold Coast to have bub or have it up here at Mackay, depends what the Dr says. We have started antenatal classes and cannot beleive how many pregnant women there are in this community...we counted 23 couples, 20 of them who are having bubs for the first time, still haven't put myself out there and made any friends. Will be going home to mums for a week and the kids will be coming upi for holidays in 4 weeks. Nothing much else happening so I will leave you with some pics of bub.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

10 Tiny Fingers and 10 Tiny Toes!

We had our 21 week ultrasound yesterday and everything looks perfect. I had been freaking out about this one as we went for a Drs app. 2 weeks ago and it took them a while to find the heart beat and the past week bubs movements have slowed down. The ultrasound tech said it was all normal and not to worry (I will still worry until bub comes out safetly). Just happy everything looked good yesterday! To add to all the excitment we found out what we are having....It's a BOY! We just need to get through the next 19weeks.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

long time no posts...

yes I have been slack, so many things have happend this past month that I don't know where to start! We have been for our 12 week ultrasound and everything looks good with bub and is measuring a couple of days ahead of what we thought...he is a squirmer even the technichian had a hard time keeping up with him moving around. We also just went for our 14 week check up this morning and got to hear the heart beat for the first time, it was just magic! Toodles has accepted a job last Tuesday at Makay. She gets a mega pay rise, a house and possibly a car! The only catch is she has to move next week and they will be having someone come and pack up our house for us. The children will also have to stay with their father for the next 2 years as he has court orders to say they can't live away from the gold coast so we will be travelling back once a month and they will be flying up on holidays. There is sooo much to do and not enough time to do it all. I will be moving in with mum for 2 weeks while I finish work then Toodles will be coming back to get me. This next chapter of our life is so exciting and I can't wait to find out whats around the corner for us :)