Waitingforbaby1: Timothy Tyler, II 's birth story
Tuesday, September 18, 2007 12:25 PM
After some assistance from the vacuum and a stint in the NICU, Timothy Tyler is here!
Wed. June 6th:
The Unexpected Flood
8:00am-- My water broke when I was getting ready to go to my 38 week doctor appt. I was 37weeks 5days.
10:30am-- The doctor checked me and confirmed my water broke and that I was a figertip dilated and sent me to the hospital.
11:10am-- I was hooked up to all the monitors for the fetal heartrate and for the contractions.
Getting Things Going
12:10pm-- My IV was started and my doctor decided to go ahead and start the Pitocin.
1:50pm-- Hospital confimed my water broke with pH test strip.
3:10pm-- Internal done. 3cm dilated, 60% effaced, station not mentioned. Contractions were 2 minutes apart lasting 60-90 seconds. I decided to go ahead and get the epidural.
3:40pm-- Epidural is in place. Catheter is in place. I seem to be really sensative to the epidural and it starts to make me very light headed and the inside of my throat goes numb. They put me on oxygen for the rest of my labor.
5:10pm-- Internal done. 3cm dilated, 80% effaced, -1 station.
7:05pm-- Internal done. 3-4 cm dilated, 80% effaced, -1 station. If more progress isn't made. They may have to do a c-section.
7:50pm-- Internal done. 8cm dilated, 100% effaced, -1 station.
Time to Push
8:45pm-- Starting to get set up to start pushing. Epidural turned off.
9:00pm-- Pushing begins. As more time goes by I can finally feel what I am doing which makes pushing much easier.
9:33pm-- Baby's heart rate starts to drop with each push and doesn't recover well. Dr. decides to deliver him via vacuum assistance. Timothy Tyler, II is born. He is 6lbs. 9 oz. and 19 inches long.
I had a second degree tear which was repaired and has healed nicely. Timothy started to have problems on Thursday. He was jaundice and was put
under a Billi lamp, but that wasn't helping and his jaundince got worse. My Pediatrician was unsure if he had an infections which can cause jaundince.
His blood work looked like the begining stages of jaundice, so he was transfered to a nearby hospital on Firday afternoon to their NICU to start IV Antibiotics.
He was in the NICU from Friday afternoon until Monday afternoon. It was the hardest 3 days of my life. I was pumping every 3 hours and going to the
hospital at least 2-3 times a day if not more. In doing some much traveling to the NICU I started to bleed heavily and was instructed by my Dr. to reduce
my visits to no more then 2 a day. But that was only for one day.
The Happy Ending
After many blood tests Timothy had no infection and they concluded that his jaundice was caused by the vacuum assistance. He is doing great now, but having a hard time nursing because of all the bottle feeding of my breast milk while in the NICU.
I never realized how much I could love someone so much. He is my everything and is so precious. I can't wait to see where he goes in life and who he becomes.