Khloe Grace Scherb was born Tuesday May 27th at 5:32pm.
This is the account of how the delivery of my sweet Khloe went so if your not into birth stories just scroll through to see the photos of this darling girl!
|Bye bye baby bump, its go time!|
Due to my second daughter birth complications (shoulder dystocia) my pregnancy with Khloe was considered high risk. That brought about many changes to the way this pregnancy was handled medically.
When I was 37 weeks pregnant I was measuring 40 weeks and by ultrasound baby was weighing 8lbs 14oz. So I was allowed to have my membranes stripped early. And when at 38 weeks 1day I had not gone into labor on my own, we had a amniocentesis test done. After the test we headed to the hospital to wait on the results and be monitored. Around 11am the test results showed that babies lungs were mature and we checked into our hospital room knowing we were going to have a baby that day!
My OB decided to break my water at noon, knowing I didn't want to be induced with pitocin if I didn't have to be. Shortly after Josh and I began to walk the hospital halls. We did a total of four laps during which I was having slightly painful contractions.
As soon as we got back to my room (this is when everything gets a little hazy and times may be inaccurate) the contractions really began to change. Not only did they began to get more painful but started coming every 2mins as well. Within about a half hour the contractions were no longer bearable.
Let me pause a moment on exactly what I mean by unbearable! I have NEVER had contractions(or anything else) that painful and this is my third delivery. I literately couldn't sit down due to the pain, even when I wasn't having a contraction it felt like baby was breaking my tailbone when I would try to sit. The only way I got through a contraction was to be silent and absolutely still while wrapping my arms around Josh's neck and hang there attempting to take the pressure off my body and put it on his. It was all I could do to remember to breath.
And that is when I caved, it was epidural time! Not that it really helped! Getting the epidural was horrible this time because I had waited to get it until the pain was unmanageable and like I said sitting was outrageous!
It did two good things; it made it so I could sit down for the first time in like three hours and it gave me at least an hour pain free. But then.... around 4:45 they checked me and I was 9cm and fully effaced. So my wonderful nurse asked me to lay on my side...bad bad bad. Suddenly it was like I had never had the epidural and all the pain came rushing back. After 2 or 3 contractions on my side I told the nurse I couldn't take it and rolled myself, numb legs and all, back onto my back! And that's when they said it was go time.
Some special visitors
|Big sister Kiara|
|Mommies friend Rachel|
I want to take a minute and note that through all of this I was
Again due to my last delivery they were taking extra precautions and hyper flexed my legs right away. This is when things got a little overwhelming for my darling husband and the nurses asked him to take a seat in the chair next to me. When everything was set up to push this baby girl out, I backed out! Yep that's right! After one push I was in so much pain and so terrified I said "NO". I had decided I was not going to push this kid out and they couldn't make me! But I was wrong, all three of them began to yell at me. Saying things like "this is why you came to the hospital today, to have a baby!" "yes you can" "if you do this right april, you can have this baby out in 2 pushes!"
And that is exactly what I was afraid of, that she was going to come out all at once. And that is just what she did! All 9lbs 1oz of her came out on the next push!!! And I felt all of it! And then...
There she was, gently placed in my arms. And that is when she stole my heart!
More visitors at home
|Great Aunt Lisa|