Lillian's Birth Story
About an hour later, I ended up calling my midwife to ask her what I should do. She said my sitting pain and headaches could be signs of early labor. She told me to go admit myself to the hospital. I called my mom and had her round up my brothers, and she called my dad to give them a heads up on if they needed to be ready to come to the hospital. This all happened around 5 PM.
Now I was lying in the bed with my wonderful boyfriend at my side, when a nurse came in and took my blood and a urine sample. I never had the thought of my little angel Lillian actually coming that night. When my parents and brothers arrived, a nurse came in to ask me if I wanted to have my baby tonight, joking around with me, then telling me I was at high risk for preeclampsia. They told me my daughter would have to be delivered within the hour, so at that time, they told me I would go into surgery around 7 PM.
Another nurse finally came in, asking for another urine sample, since I didn't leave enough the first time (personally, I think they lost the first one). So I gladly sauntered into the bathroom, where I lift my gown, and as I leaned forward to lower that little cup, my water broke, all over the floor. I opened the door to the nurse looking at me, and all I had to say was "I just destroyed your floor ..." and she just laughed and told me my membrane ruptured.
My doctor, the most wonderful man in the world, came into my room to let me know that I would be heading into the surgery room within 20 minutes, due to my water breaking. They couldn't let me go into labor as that would be dangerous for my little lady.
Once they got me into the room where the surgery was going to be performed, I got my spinal block, which was scary, but not as painful as people have told me. I was completely numb from the middle of my lungs all the way down to my toes. It was a little scary, not having any control of my body. It felt like I was paralyzed.
Right as everyone was working, I started to cry. And with my boyfriend sitting by my head, he peeked over the blanket to see them working, and with a little pressure and a good tug, I heard my little girl scream bloody murder. She was cold, and NOT happy. They cleaned her up, wrapped her up and put her by my head.
The second I heard her cry, I was crying, constantly saying "that's my baby, that's my baby. ..." I never understood the love someone could have for another human being until I heard my little girl crying. I wanted to comfort her instantly.
They moved me into the side room, where I instantly started breastfeeding. It was the most intense yet amazing part of my life.
And now my baby just turned 1 and she's so smart, running around like a pro, and she's a little sassy pants!
P.S. She has her tough, tattooed and pierced daddy all wrapped around her finger. From the moment he held her, he was stuck.
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