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.

9lbs, 3oz
APGAR scores 9 and 9
21″ long
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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Alicia
posted on October 2nd 2009 at 6:41PM CST

Aw, it sucks that you didn’t get the VBAC you wanted, but I’m glad you and Tristan are doing good otherwise! “Tristan Skye” is an awesome name, by the way. :)
.-= {Alicia´s shared blog entry… The beautiful Cleveland river.} =-.

C
posted on October 2nd 2009 at 7:32PM CST

Congrats Mama! Welcome to the world Tristan!

posted on October 2nd 2009 at 8:40PM CST

Hi Sarah! I did leave some comments earlier but I guess they got lost in the ether. I think I can remember the gist of what I said, though… I’m sure you’re relieved that the birth process is finally over. I hope you’re feeling happy, too. You endured so much to get to this day! But you have your baby now, and that’s what matters. I’m glad you’re both okay, and *congratulations*!
.-= {Cheryl´s shared blog entry… Breathe} =-.

posted on October 2nd 2009 at 9:27PM CST

Wow I am glad you and baby are ok. brightest blessings to you and your family
.-= {draven´s shared blog entry… Too cool} =-.

Jenn
posted on October 2nd 2009 at 10:08PM CST

Oh Sarah, you must be exhausted. Reading your tweets was heartbreaking… I remember that pain SO vividly, I really felt for you. I’m so sorry that Tristan never dropped so that you could have him naturally, and wow, holy clots! It sounds like a c-section was the best thing for both of you.

And yay for nursing and supportive sis & boyfriend! Has Danny seen his new baby brother yet? Where is Danny anyway? If you don’t mind me asking, LOL.

Take care and recovery quickly! *hugs*
.-= {Jenn´s shared blog entry… Fifth wedding anniversary} =-.

Amanda
posted on October 2nd 2009 at 11:50PM CST

I’m sorry that it wasn’t what you wanted inititally but I’m glad both you and Tristan are doing well and your wishes for him are being respected.
.-= {Amanda´s shared blog entry… Gracie Lynn Beverly Rumble born at 9:10pm on 9/28/2009} =-.

Maree
posted on October 3rd 2009 at 12:33AM CST

Congratulations on Tristan Skye, Sarah. I just love his name. Sorry the birth didn’t go as planned/hoped. I hope you recover soon, leave the hospital and get on with loving your three boys and being a good Mom!
.-= {Maree´s shared blog entry… The Joy Diet: Truth in Dance} =-.

Damita
posted on October 3rd 2009 at 6:16AM CST

Congrats hun!! I’m sorry it didn’t go to plan, but I am glad you had your boyfriend and your sister there to help.
.-= {Damita´s shared blog entry… Friday Five} =-.

Lynda
posted on October 3rd 2009 at 9:58AM CST

Congratulations Sarah! I’m so sorry you didn’t get your VBAC, but you are still a rock star. I hope you heal quickly. Are you up on your feet yet? *hugs*
.-= {Lynda´s shared blog entry… Body After Baby : Week One!} =-.

Kristina Brooke aka Mom on the Rise
posted on October 3rd 2009 at 2:09PM CST

Congrats on your new addition. I’m am so proud of your for standing up for yourself and the health of your baby. I am even prouder that you were able to recognize that while things may not have gone the way you wanted, ultimately, the most important thing is that you baby arrived healthy and without problems. You are such a strong woman and I hope that you go on to help other women understand the importance of knowing their rights when it comes to pregnancy. Looks like you have a great future as a Birth Consultant.
.-= {Kristina Brooke aka Mom on the Rise´s shared blog entry… Know the Facts: Bringing Home Baby} =-.

Caity
posted on October 3rd 2009 at 2:11PM CST

First of all, congratulations! Welcome to the world, Tristan!

Now, I just want to also add that I’m so sorry that things didn’t work out according to plan. I know that you wanted so badly to have a natural birth. However, I’m glad that you were able to do what was best at the last minute. It stinks that it didn’t go the way you wanted, but I’m glad that everyone is okay. I’m glad that everyone around you has been so supportive of you, hun. I hope to hear from you and see some photos soon!! :)
.-= {Caity´s shared blog entry… A Vegan Lifestyle – What does it mean?} =-.

Kristina Brooke
posted on October 3rd 2009 at 5:48PM CST

Congrats on your new addition. I’m am so proud of your for standing up for yourself and the health of your baby. I am even prouder that you were able to recognize that while things may not have gone the way you wanted, ultimately, the most important thing is that you baby arrived healthy and without problems. You are such a strong woman and I hope that you go on to help other women understand the importance of knowing their rights when it comes to pregnancy. Looks like you have a great future as a Birth Consultant.
.-= {Kristina Brooke´s shared blog entry… Know the Facts: Bringing Home Baby} =-.

posted on October 4th 2009 at 1:20PM CST

Oh Congrats, Sarah! I’m so happy for you! I’m so glad you were so strong when it came to your rights. Happy belated birth day, Tristan!
.-= {Samantha´s shared blog entry… Autumn} =-.

Kayla
posted on October 4th 2009 at 5:51PM CST

Congrats! I am sorry that you were unable to have the VBAC, I had to have a c-section, and unfortunately no hospital where I like even offers the chance for a VBAC. I had this perfect pregnancy idea, boy did it go sooo different. The best advice I can give you about c-sections: Move! lol, it hurts so much more if you sit in bed/lounge. You will heal a lot quicker as well, and drink plenty of water, it helps to keep you flushed out so you don’t risk infection.

Yvonne
posted on October 4th 2009 at 9:09PM CST

Congrats!! Definitely get your rest while you still can!!

jerry
posted on October 5th 2009 at 7:35AM CST

Congrats dear! My best to you and your wonderful family!

Erin
posted on October 5th 2009 at 11:57AM CST

I’m overjoyed that you and the baby made it through everything safely. Sounds like things went crazy body-wise and I think there are fewer things scarier than when your body does things against the norm. I’m so glad you are both okay.

That said, I’m hoping pics of adorable babeh toes are forthcoming!
.-= {Erin´s shared blog entry… things that are awesome} =-.

posted on October 5th 2009 at 4:28PM CST

Sucks that you didn’t get your vbac but so glad he is here and you are both doing well. So glad everyone is supporting you and your decisions so well :) Enjoy that little one… these newborn times fly so fast.

Colleen
posted on October 5th 2009 at 9:14PM CST

Sorry things didn’t go as you’d hoped, but I’m happy that all is well and you’re recovering. Enjoy your little man and nurse nurse nurse away!

Melissa
posted on October 6th 2009 at 4:38PM CST

He’s absolutely beautiful! Born on a harvest moon!

Wishing you the best! XO
.-= {Melissa´s shared blog entry… Fall leaf coasters} =-.

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