Here it is my baby IV’s birth story. Its officially been 2 weeks since my life has changed. I have prayed for this day and went through a lot to get to this day but it has finally come and gone and I couldn’t be more happy.
On Monday, March 25th 2019 at 3:20pm I gave birth to Jimmie Small IV via c- section. He was 8lbs 0.3oz and 22 1/2 inches long, he is perfect and a head full of hair. If you have read any of my pregnancy updates, you can read them here: First Trimester of Pregnancy, Second Trimester of Pregnancy, Third Trimester of Pregnancy.
I had a planned c-section for baby IV because of the uterine fibroid I talked about here, but although this was a planned c-section things did not go as planned at all. It was crazy day to be honest, we arrived at the hospital at 11:00am and went straight to labor and delivery to be prepped for surgery. Y’all my nerves were getting the best of me, there were so many things going through my mind while I was being hooked up to all the monitors and getting my iv placed. Thinking about seeing my baby for the first time after carrying him for 9+ months, going through the procedure itself and the recovery part of it all.
anesthesiologist kept saying “baby will be here in 1-2 mins” but more time than that passed by.
After another 3-4 mins of feeling my doctors toughing I became nauseous and started to vomit. This was so weird because non of my stomach muscles were helping due to the epidural. After I began vomiting my doctor stated ” your going to have to put her under” at this time I didn’t know why I was being put under but I knew the toughing that they were doing shouldn’t have been normal. As my anesthesiologist began to put the mask on to put me to sleep the last thing I saw was my fiancé walking out of the room with tears in his eyes.
When I woke up and saw my baby for the first time it was so surreal. All the pain and craziness I went through during my pregnancy was all worth it to see my rainbow baby. Once my doctor came to my room to advice me of the complications, here is what he said. When he opened me up the first thing he saw ways my ovaries and my uterus was twisted, he had never seen anything like this in the 30 years he had been practicing. He stated this may have also been a contributor to my pain I had been having as the fibroid I have is actually on my left side but appeared to be front and center due to my uterus being twisted. This is why I felt all the toughing and pulling, crazy right?! The best news was that instead of getting a classical incision on my uterus I was able to get a bikini incision and have the option of a VBAC in the future. The other crazy part about this is that baby was able to move into the head down position once he was able to untangle my uterus.
Overall, I am so happy that little IV is here! I’m in love with being his mommy. <3