Well, I have managed to do it again. I am so sorry everyone for not posting recently but my fourth child decided to make an early debut during the beginning of February. All is well though and he is healthy as can be-thank goodness!
I swear I started having lower back pain just like I did with the twins and after about a week of irregular contractions they suddenly became regular and the hubby and I were off to the hospital. When we got there I was only dilated 1cm and 48 hours later with regular strong contractions I was only dilated about 1.5cm. And let me tell you 48 hours in a hospital is no picnic-especially when you are contracting, waiting and wondering what is going on with your body and your little one. I thought I was going to go completely nuts. They couldn’t induce me because of my previous cesarean with the twins so after 48 hours with no food, no water, and no sleep we discussed it with the doctor on duty and agreed to another cesarean later that morning.
Wooo! What a relief to know he would be here soon! Everything went relatively smoothly after the decision was made-other than what they made me drink to keep my stomach calm actually made me want to puke-go figure. No problems in the operating room except for some reason this time after I recieved my spinal I had a mild-ish panic attack-i never really understood why but the anesthesiologist warned me it could happen and when it did in fact happen he simply worked a little bit more of his magic and all was well by the time my hubby joined my side and the OB began his work.
I was so relieved to see the eyes of our little guy as the doctor held him over the sheet and even more so to hear his strong cries. No time was spent in the NICU this time around, thankfully. Not an hour after delivery he joined me in the recovery room and I was able to breastfeed him succesfully while my husband ran home to check on our other munchkins, and after only two more nights we got to go home.