Here s DD2 s birth story - I loved reading others so I promised myself that I ll put my one up !
DD1 was born by section due to failure to progress in 2010, she was a honeymoon baby and the pregnancy , even though I had preeclampsia and was sick all the time went well. DH was looking after me , and I felt like the most precious human being during those 9 months .
As soon as I saw her face, I knew I wanted another one. 2 years later, we started trying again, however it took us a bit longer and we fell pregnant after 9 months of trying. This really shocked me as I hadn't thought it would take us so long , based on DD1 . I then cherished that pregnancy even more than for DD1, as I felt so grateful to have been given another chance .
I was So so sick for 9 months, vomitting blood on a regular basis, crying a lot because of the hormones, and a bad case of SPD to finish off! I kept on saying that I could not wait for it to end , as the last 3 months were so tough.
Was offered option of a section for 31st December , which I took, based on my fear of going over dates and having scar issue - however I stated that if baby would come naturally before the scheduled date , I'd try for a vbac.
Christmas came and went , and it was time for the new baby to come. We dropped DD1 to relatives the day before the section appointment , and spent that last evening going through the baby bag, clothes etc with DH.
Arrived really early at Rotunda on Tuesday am, to be told we were scheduled first . We were brought to a room with 4 other beds, 1 being already occupied,and 2 with some new mums to be getting ready for the section also. After putting on my gown, I fell asleep on the bed ( hadn't slept much the night before)). The nurse then came to collect us , and I started to get really nervous about the surgery ...I wanted to cancel everything!
Met the anaesthesist in a little cubicle, started to cry when he was kindly explaining the procedure ... Then was brought up to be prepped , and basically had a mini panic attack and started to cry uncontrollably . Midwife and anaesthesist were SO good and kind and really calmed me down, without ever being patronising .
Then the procedure started, and DH ws brought in. I started to feel sick and wanted to vomit, and staff couldn't have been nicer. Then I heard DD2 first cries and all changed! I was just elated, the happiest mum in the world. Was given 10mn of real skin to skin , ( this didn't happen with DD1) , and then DH was invited to dress her. I loved the fact that we weren't rushed out, and that the staff worked with us to make it such a special experience rather than an operation .
As the recovery room was full, we stayed in the theatre room and I could see my beautiful Baby ( was sent to recovery room on my own for DD1).
We were wheeled back to my room, and I could hold DD2 (had an awful case of the shakes on DD1).when I was transferred to my bed, the nurse lifted DD2 off my chest, and DD2 retaliated by pulling the nurses hair and screaming - we knew we had a mammy s girl on our hands then :-)
Now we re back home and she's sleeping on my chest, all warm and cuddly .
Wishing you the best for your new arrivals!