Birth Story: Tristan: Condensed
Right off the bat, I ended up with a repeat c-section. This entry may be jumbled a bit.
Basic stats on Tristan Skye Vincent.
APGAR scores 9 and 9
Born at 2:59a on Oct 2nd, 2009
Long story short, after nine and half hours, I stayed at 4cm. He never decended at all into the birth canal. I started to gush blood, one memorable clot was the size of a loaf of bread. Also the contractions were 2min apart/lasting 2min and were sheer agony. My cervix wouldn’t change.
We are still waiting on the pathology report on the placenta. It was not a uterine rupture. Also, the umbilical cord had a knot firmly in it. We don’t know what caused the bleeding to be so severe.
The section itself went very well, everyone so far has respected our wishes when it comes to the baby, he is a very good nursling.
The choice to NOT circumcise our son was really cemented in Keith’s head when he stayed with our newest son in the nursery for blood sugar stick, when he witnessed two circumcisions being done while the OB referred to the newborn babies as “its”.
My twin sister ended up being a fantastic support person for me at the hospital as was my boyfriend who already, without asking, changes all the diapers, had stood up for me with medical staff, helped me get onto solid foods, etc.
I actually haven’t slept, too much going on for me emotionally/physically.
So yeah feel free to ask any questions!
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