Sara - posted on 01/14/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )
I sure have a funny labor story to share! Since I was going into preterm labor, my husband was a wreck! Plus, it was our first baby. I had driven to the hospital by myself, checked in by myself, and my husband was 30 miles away at work! My water broke at 9:30am and started going into labor at about noon the same day. My son was born at 7:30pm (the same day) and 45mins after he was born, I was going to learn how to breastfeed him for the first time. My husband was there with me through the entire labor and of course he was also there to watch me breastfeed our son for the first time. As I was begining to learn the breastfeeding process, my husband was going to step out into the waiting room and tell everyone to wait a little bit while this was going on, but before he got out of the room, he hit the floor and went into a full out grand mal seizure. I was terrified! I had our newborn son in my arms, on my breast while my husband was seizing right infront of me on the floor. I was histerical. The nurses called "CODE BLUE" and an army of nurses and doctors came into the room to help my seizing husband as I was sitting on the hospital bed with our newborn son suckling my bare breast. To sum the story up, my husband and new father of our baby had to be admitted to the hospital, didn't get to stay the night with me and our baby for the first time and didn't even to get to hold his son for the first time until the next day (in a weelchair with a hospital gown on and an IV stuck in his arm, you ought to see the picture!). Now that is a story to put in the baby book, huh??? LOL
p.s. - the reason he had a seizure was not only because of the stress he was under, but because he hadn't taken his anxiety medication in a few days. just thought I'd clear that one up for ya!!!