MaryAnn - posted on 02/18/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
Hi My Son Dante Giuseppe Leo was born on the 19/10/2008. He was due to be born on the 27th October 2008 (38 weeks) or if i had him naturally it would been 11/11/2008. I went into hospital on the 16th with pains in my stomach, i was having mild contractions but it good be really soon. The Dr came and he told me that he would deliver today but there are few concerns he had 1. i was taking heaps of insulin and 2. He is lungs might not be good. I then said "WHAT" no-one told me this.
So the decision we made was to leave me in hospital and monitor my condition which i was happy to. I was booked to have the c-section on 20/10/2008 with over the weekend have two courses of steriods to help him breathe. On Saturday night i was getting ready to go to bed after having two pain killers and two sleeping tabelts. I found that i couldn't sleep and was concern as the drugs should of made me sleep. i finally slept around 2.30am and woke up around 3.30am to go to the toilet but felt really heavy to walk. i went to the toilet and felt pains in my stomach. I tried to go back to sleep but my stomach was always tightening so i was deeply concern. i called the nurse and she told me to go to the birth suite with her so she can monitor the baby.
I started to have painless contracts as it was the start of my labour. My back was sore. The nurse told me to take two more pain killers and she will put a hot blanket on me to see how i went, but it was getting worse cause the contracts kept coming. I then was told i will be prep for Surgery as Dr is coming at 8am so to call my husband. I was angry cause i had a pass to go out to my neice's christening as i was going to surprise her.
My Son was born at 10.54am(as they were organising the team for c-sectionby 10am) 2.885gm, length 50.5cm. he was in neo natel for 2 days and we are doing well. Today he is 4mths old weighing 6.5kgs and 65cms. He is a good boy.