Well...my little trooper had to be delivered via c-section on 12/20/12. His due date was 2/10/13...he was 2 months early.
I went in to be checked by my Dr. on 12/19/12 thinking I lost some of my mucus plug. The dr. wasn't sure it was part of my mucus plug since it had a green tint to it. However, my cervix had softened a little.
Thank God she sent me to the hospital to be monitored! I was having contractions, my cervix had shortened, softened and opened a little. They gave me the meds to stop the contractions and a steroid shot for the baby's lungs. The meds didn't work for the contractions and the baby's heart rate started to decelerate with the contractions.
When the dr came in at 5:15am the next morning on 12/20/12, he told me we should do a c-section. I immediately became worried because I didn't even consider something like this would happen. I was looking forward to my water breaking and rushing to the hospital in panicked excitement and deliver him full-term, vaginally.
When I asked when he planned to schedule the c-section, he said, "Now!" I took a deep breath to process the information, but immediately after started crying.
Shortly after, at 6:06am, my miracle baby, Canaan was born! He is soooo strong and healthy...GLORY BE TO GOD!!!! He didn't need any oxygen or anything. His lungs were great and so was everything else!
He only spent about 2 days in NICU, but since he was doing so well, they moved him to special care. They put him on an iv for nutrition and lipids (a fat). In just a few days, he came off of the lipids and 2 days later, he came off of the iv because he was eating so well...which meant he had no problem sucking, swallowing and breathing!
The drs and nurses are so impressed with him. I thank God for his health. Although I didn't get to carry him to term, God had a special day and time for him to enter this world and my Canaan is exceling.
I'm doing well. I'm healing quickly after the c-section. My mother thinks I'm moving too fast and says my body is still open from the surgery. The nurse asked me yesterday if I drove myself to the hospital because I'm not supposed to drive for 2 weeks. I barely even used the percocet after coming home...I used it once.
The baby weighed 3lbs 3oz and was 16 and 1/2 inches long.
I feel so blessed...the nurses said he thinks he's bigger than he is...lol...my baby is strong, healthy and determined! Praise God!
If you feel good, go for it, within reason of course. My doctor gave me the okay to drive at 11 days post-c-section as I hadn't taken any vicodin for over a week. He said he wished all his patients were like me. You know you're doing well when you forget to take your pain meds. The day after my doctor gave me the okay to drive, I wrestled a car seat w/DS in it into and out of the car to drive paperwork to work; DS was 12 days old.
Baby Canaan came home on Saturday, January 5th! He was only in special care for 2 weeks! When I tell you he is blessed...HE IS BLESSED! He did well with everything and the nurse said there isn't anything being done for him in the hospital that can't be done at home.
He's still doing well!
As for me, happy to have him home. My life has changed so much. Everything is all about him and I'm so busy taking care of him. DH finally made it here from Canada yesterday and I have him training to help care for the baby. I can't wait until he's ready to get up with him in the middle of the night alone so that we can take turns.
yay!! i'm still waiting trying to bake him for a little bit longer. so i take it you're formula feeding? i wish my hubby would've got up in the middle of the night but no... lol i would get the baby and feed her (for both girls). what i'm worried about is that we're getting him circumsized, did you guys do that for canaan? i'm scared because i don't know what to do seeing as i've never had to worry about it.
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