Charlotte - posted on 06/09/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
ok. for some reason I seem to be very interested in birth stories. Weather you have a horrific scary experience or a perfect birth I would love to hear your story. Here is mine:
I had what I think was a very hard pregnancy. I spent 9 months throwing up everything I ate and drank and after I smelt anything yucky or if people got to close to me I would feel claustrophobic and go throw up. In my 8th month I was hospitalized because my iron & potassium levels were so low I was throwing up bile. At first they couldn't figure out what was going on with me. Luckily they kept assuring me that it was just me that was sick and the baby was fine. Finally after 2 days in the hospital I kept screaming every time I drank something.. .this was so painful that I thought I was going to die from just drinking water or juice. They decided that something was wrong in my chest and wanted to do an upper GI... I didn't know what this meant but they explained that they were just going to shove a camera down my throat and take a sample of my stomach and esophagus. Yeah, that sounded like fun. But before they could do that they had to give me a blood transfusion. Which just means give me blood. Apparently I had a really really low blood cell count...Okay so they did all that... luckily they sedated me and I don't remember the whole camera getting shoved down my throat thing. It turned out that I had a hiatal hernia and esophigitis. Yuck. They said that the esophgitis was the pain equivalent to a heart attack. Ouch... I told them I was hurting. I spent a total of 5 days in the hospital and after 7 days of no food they put me on a strict diet. It hurt to eat I had to learn to eat differently small tinny tiny bites and ittys bitty sips of drinks. So after that got under control I begged my doctor to do a c-section and they said I had to wait. My due date was Dec 22nd and on Dec 23rd my water finally broke. My husband started freeking out running like a spaz and calling everyone he knew he was freeking me out... where I was calm and just ready to go for a ride to the hospital. When I got in there they did some tests and I begged and begged for them to give me a c-section which I ended up getting after much much begging. But I am the kind of person that I always get my way. I was so happy with the c-section.. it was the weirdest feeling thing that I have ever done. He was finally born at 11:31 Pm... almost a Christmas eve baby. and finally after what seemed like years of waiting I got to hold my little boy Peyton at 2:30 AM.... he had issues with staying warm so had to stay under heat lamps until he was warm enough to stay with mommy. after all that I can not wait to have another child. This was my first pregnancy so I def know what to expect next time around and alot of the issues I had will be prevented. I still have the hernia which I am hoping goes away one day. Apparently it will take some time..Thanks for listening.