Sunday, May 10, 2009

Amelia Samantha Bartlett

Monday the 4th I had a prenatal with my midwife. She was head down, and everything was good. I had a ultrasound on the 5th to check the position of the placenta, and she was now transverse & the cord was down. Bad news. My doctor wanted to schedule a c-section right there, but that was a lot of info to take in and I needed to talk to Dan. I spoke to my midwife and then my mom on the way home; well bawled really. I then talked to Dan when I got home. Dan had to finish working, so Dans' dad said he would come back later so he and Dan could give me a blessing. I did a lot of thinking, praying, and soul searching in that time. As much as I wanted a home birth, I wanted a healthy baby more. When Dan got home, we went to the doctors' office to sign the consent forms for the c-section. Dan kept asking me if I was sure. He wanted me to make the decision, not based on fear. When we got back from the doctor, Dan and his dad gave me a wonderful blessing. 
I did not sleep at all that night, knowing we were about to have surgery the next morning. This all happened so fast. We got to the hospital at 9 am. We had the best nurse! She explained everything, and wanted us to be really comfortable with what was about to happen. She also had a hard time keeping a heart monitor on the baby. She was just everywhere. The nurse suggested that the doctor do another ultrasound to see where the baby was now. She was head down! The doctor suggested that we start me on some pitt to get contractions going so she stayed head down. They would then break my water after some time in labor. My water was broken at 12:30-ish, and hard labor didn't kick in until 5-ish. The baby was posterior so pushing was not fun. I pushed for under 10 minutes. Amelia Samantha was born May 6, 2009 at 7:54 pm, weighing 7 lbs. 15.2 oz. and 20.5 inches long. She has a head full of dark hair, and is gorgeous! She has truly been such a blessing in our family already. I couldn't imagine life without her.