I’m back and I’m a mommy! 🙂 Obviously life has completely changed so I thought it was time to make some changes to my blog. Since I’ll be doing more new mom/family blog posts, I thought we should change the name to trieflertrio, since… well… we are a trio now 😉 It’s been 18 days since Peyton was born and it has certainly been a crazy 18 days! I’m going to try and write about her birth story. Who knows how long this will take because, let’s face it, I barely have time to do anything lately. I have already had to stop to feed her lol
I surprisingly got a good nights sleep the night before my scheduled c-section. We woke up early to get everything together. My parents came over and we all left together to the hospital. I was so nervous on the short drive there. I couldn’t stop thinking about the upcoming surgery I was about to have and the birth of my daughter. I was so worried about her being early and having to do the c-section. I felt so scared and just wanted everything to go well.
Once we got there, they put me in the recovery room to wait for the nurse and midwife. I was hooked up to the monitor, which I was no stranger to, and had Aaron, my mom, and my dad in there with me. I then got hooked up to the IV. Shortly after, my arm started to swell where they put the IV in. The IV must have came out of my vein at some point and the fluid started to go into my arm -__- Only me lol They removed the IV and put it in my other arm and we were good to go! The midwife came in with the ultrasound machine to confirm my stubborn little girl was still breech… she was 😛
Everything happened so fast. Soon enough, the anesthesiologist was there running through all the details with me, the nurse was preparing everything, and the doctor came in to meet with me before the surgery all at once. I was in tears I was SO SO scared. Aaron got all scrubbed up, I kissed my mom and dad, and I was up and walking out the door to the OR.
The room was SO white and bright and intimidating. Aaron wasn’t with me yet which made me feel uncomfortable because he’s my rock and I didn’t know how I was going to get through the spinal without him. They did the spinal right when I got in there and to be honest… it was the easiest part of this WHOLE thing. I slowly started getting numb and it was the WEIRDEST feeling ever. The spinal is a lot stronger and it gave me anxiety to see them touching my legs and me not being able to feel it lmao Again, everything happened so fast and soon there were so many people in the room and the drape was already in front of my face. Aaron came in and they were already working on me! He came in and sat right near my head and held my hand. I’ll be honest, I was a baby through the whole thing lol I was crying and kept feeling weird sensations and I did feel some pain. From what I have heard from other women, the surgery is painless. Not so much for me. I don’t want to scare anyone… the pain wasn’t excruciating or anything. I just remember saying OW a lot lol Maybe they used less anesthetic on me because I’m small? It DEFINITELY didn’t help that I was so scared and anxious. Your mindset has a lot to do with pain management and I was WAY too anxious.
After maybe about 20 minutes of them starting, she was on her way out! They told Aaron to stand up to look and we heard her big loud first cry! :,) I heard the doctor say that she was going to do delayed cord clamping, which was something I really really wanted. I didn’t think I was going to be able to have that with a cesarean birth but we did! Aaron and I looked at each other and smiled. The doctor cut the cord and they were able to bring her right over to me for me to look at her first. I wasn’t able to hold her yet, but I grabbed her little foot. They then took Peyton to the warmer to evaluate her and they let Aaron go over there too to take pictures and watch. They also let him trim her cord since he wasn’t able to cut it. She scored a 9/10 on her APGAR and weighed 5 pounds 12 ounces. Much bigger than we anticipated. When I heard them say her weight, I just cried. With the whole IUGR stress, I was just hoping that I wasn’t going to have a less than 5 pound baby and that was SUCH a huge relief.
Then I hear Aaron say “Babe! She has my hair!” lmao Peyton has a white forelock just like her daddy. It’s incredible and I’m still shocked when I see it lol It’s so cool though. They have such a special bond. They cleaned her, wrapped her up, and brought her to me. They put her right near my head and I just kept kissing her tiny little face and told her that I was her mommy and that I loved her so much.
Aaron and Peyton went back to the recovery room while I was being put back together 😉 They gave me some pain medication in my IV which I really wasn’t happy about because I was out of it. I don’t remember much after that. I only remember all of my interactions with Peyton. Once I got to the recovery room, we immediately did skin-to-skin. I insisted on breastfeeding her ASAP and I was able to do that too. Peyton fed like a champ for being teeny tiny and a bit early. They were very impressed with her ❤
I vaguely remember seeing my parents come in to see us and helping us bring all of our stuff back to our room. Once we got there, Peyton pooped right away and we did lots of skin-to-skin and so did daddy! Overall the hospital stay was decent. They were willing to send us home after day 2 but I chose to stay the extra night. I’m glad I did. I was able to take an extra day to heal and have help from the nurses!
SO much has happened since then but I don’t want to make this blog too long lol I’ll be doing another one VERY soon to talk about all of what has happened since her birth, how I’m doing postpartum, and how Peyton has been doing since she was born 🙂 Stayed tuned! ❤