Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Baby Number 4

I don't know why I was so much more scared of having this baby then I was was of the last three. Probably because it was unexpected and we were just getting a good schedule together for the other kids. This was also my first delivery in a hospital. Not a bad experience at all and other then going home right after giving birth, not too different. No feet in stirrups, Doc sat on the bed, etc. The only thing I was kind of hoping for was when those contractions really got going I thought it would be nice to have an epidural. I was scared of them too though because I never had a needle jammed in my spine before. By the anesthesiologist came in and was explaining it all to me, risks and benefits, I was pretty positive I had run out of time. But the nurse swore we had planty of time and they never tell any one its too late. My mom laughed at her and less then 30 seconds later my doc walked in, shoowed the anesthesiologist away and said "start pushing". I wanted to punch that nurse. Of course she probably wasn't used to people delivering 15 minutes after their water breaks. Poor Doctor Cooksey didn't even have time to throw a gown on. He was in his jeans and T-shirt. Actually I was glad my husband made it there before I had to start pushing. Each of my deliveries has gottenmore painful and I don't think I would have made it through this without being able to have him cheer me on. My youngest brother was even there. He was as far as he could posibly be at the head of my bed to avoid seeing anything but I think it was all so excitng for him he wouldn't have noticed anyways. He hung out with the doctor after it was over and checked out the placenta and all. Maybe he will end up a doctor. It feels so good to have all my kids back under one roof and none in my tummy. I can't wait until we're all back on a schedule, but we're doing good so far.

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