We did a quick ultrasound check. He normally does a growth scan on Tuesdays, but he wasn't there the past Tuesday. I had seen another Doctor. So I asked him how Baby B was doing. I had been worried about him for weeks since his growth was so much smaller than A's since week 30. But each time Dr. I assured me that his fuid levels were still great and he was still growing. Today however, was different. B's tummy showed NO growth from the previous week and his fluid levels dropped dramatically from Tuesdays appointment. Dr. I was so happy I asked him to check on my little guy! He said, "alright this is it! I think its time to take them out!" I freaked! Happy, anxious, and scared all at the same time! He asked me when I last ate and said we should be good to go by 5!! I laughed and told him how C had been saying "Friday night at 5" for the past week or so!
All was going well until my little Baby B couldn't handle the contractions! His heart rate kept dropping so they had me lay on my left side with some O2...
Things settled down. Baby B's heart rate came back up! Because I ate a protein shake at 11am, my section was pushed to 7:30pm. It was shockingly such a great experience!
They came and got me at 730, wheeled me back in my bed. I got up and sat on the operating table. The anaesthesiologist was hilarious and made me very comfortable. When he was trying to find my vertebrae, he would squeeze the sides of my stomach. I burst out laughing because it SERIOUSLY tickled! He had to do that like 5 times! He said, "I wish we could video this and put it on You Tube!" LOL
The spinal didn't hurt one bit! Before I knew it my legs were getting warm and tingly. Dr. I came in and started prepping. Two minutes later, C came in and I could already feel some tugging... not painful or uncomfortable at all, just movement.
Seconds later, the anesthesiologist held up a mirror so I could see both babies be born! It was incredible! C did not want to look because he hates blood, but it was amazing.
First Rocco came out screaming and then a minute later, Maximus. Immediately I could see the huge size difference. I was worried. However, both babies had apagar ratings of 8 and 9! Neither needed any oxygen.
Because Maximus needed to go to the NICU, I was able to see him first...
Maximus and I
C, Maximus and I
Rocco and I
C, Rocco and I
After an hour in recovery, I was able to see Rocco in the Nursery!
Skin on skin with Rocco
Skin on skin with Maximus!
Honestly, my birth was PERFECT! I would not change a thing! The hospital was amazing, as were the nurses! There is so much more to write, but this one took me 3 days (between naps and feedings!)
Today is our 4 year anniversary, and I am more blessed than I could imagine! We are so in love, with each other and our new little blessings!
Hope you enjoy our story :)