Happy Birthday, Not-So Little Man

24 Mar

I’m taking a break from total exhaustion to let you guys know that my baby boy arrived! 

My water broke at Buffalo Wild Wings on Sunday, his actual due date! My midwife told us to head in that night since I’m strep b positive and have to be on IV antibiotics.

This is about the point where my whole birth plan went out the window.

1. My waters partially broke on Sunday. The whole bag didn’t rupture and it was near baby’s head and cord, so we spent the next 24 hours trying to make something happen naturally and avoid prolapse of the cord. 

2. I got to 5 centimeters and my doc came in to examine me, the remaining waters ruptured everywhere. I started getting worried. Baby’s heart rate plummeted. We got whisked away to the OR for an emergency c-section.

3. I was a shaking, crying mess and so worried about out little one. I could feel on my left side despite getting an epidural earlier (sidenote: nothing on my birth plan went as planned, it was time to be flexible), so they gave me a spinal. 

4. I felt like I couldn’t breathe until I heard our baby scream out.

5. I had an 11 pound 7 ounce, 23 inch baby in me. I repeat, 11 pounds. 7 ounces. 23 inches. Holy shit, y’all. No wonder I felt terrible throughout pregnancy!

6. We’re all exhausted but doing great so far. Breastfeeding a giant baby is hard. 

4 Responses to “Happy Birthday, Not-So Little Man”

  1. abaagoe March 24, 2016 at 8:35 AM #

    Oh my gosh girl!! Congrats!! šŸ™‚ 11 lb 7 oz!?!? Thank God for Csections!! Even though it didn’t go quite as planned, I am so glad to ready you both are healthy and good today!! Enjoy your bundle of joy, dear!! ā¤ā¤šŸ‘¶

    • centerofmystomach May 16, 2016 at 9:55 PM #

      Yep, I can still hardly believe he was that big almost two months later!

  2. Amb March 30, 2016 at 9:25 AM #

    Congratulations!!!!! Soooo amazing! I’m really sorry that your birth plan didn’t work out the way you’d hoped! ELEVEN POUNDS… I’m terrified!! Soooooooooo happy for you!

    • centerofmystomach May 16, 2016 at 9:57 PM #

      If I learned anything, it’s that birth plans really don’t matter. It all works out the way it’s going to work out when the day comes, despite however much pre-planning you put into it. There are just some things you can’t control and birth is one of them! You’ve got to be getting close to the home stretch yourself! I hope you’re doing well. Those last couple weeks are rough. I was an emotional, crying, uncomfortable mess from about 32 weeks on.

      And yeah, I’m still shocked he was over eleven pounds. How the heck did my doc miss that?! I should’ve been scheduled for a c-section!

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