Monday, July 23, 2007

She is finally here!




Well I'm alive! Things have been quite interesting the past couple of days. Most of you know the whole ordeal with scheduling the inducing first on Tuesday then getting bumped to Friday. Yet finally the day came and we went to the hospital at 6 am. Yet the hospital was still pretty full so we had to wait in the waiting room for over an hour. They finally did get us into a room and got the Pitocin started around 8:30. I was at a 3-4 when I got going. My doctor came and broke my water around 9:20. An hour later I was at a 6-7. So things were moving fairly quick. My doctor had a scheduled c-section at 12;30 so she was jokingly saying that we need to get this baby out before then...little did she know that my body goes super fast with labor/deliveries. So they check me an hour later, like 11:30 and I was at a 10! My doctor was at the neighboring hospital so they inform her and my nurse starts getting me ready, having me push here and there. Dr. Cerny came and I pushed for about 20 minutes and at 12:10, Kate Olivia Zimmerman was born! She was 8 lbs 4.5 oz and 18 1/2 inches long. She healthy and chubby! She looks like Emma but has her own look. We think she even looks more like me!! She's been a good baby so far.

All complications have been with me.

When I got my epidural, the Dr. accidentally went too far and penetrated the spiral fluid. In most cases, its no big deal. Yet with me, it caused me to have a spinal headache...and for those who don't know anything about this, they are horrendous! I don't think i've even felt anything so painful in my life. And healing can take from 2 weeks to 6 months! I was hoping it would go away but it wasn't. And sadly, the super nice Anesthesiologist who originally did it and was concerned was out of town the next day. So when on Saturday, when symptoms started happening, the dr on call came and did a consultation on doing the necessary surgery to heal a spinal headache. To him though, I didn't have one so he dismissed it. So that was that. Yet the headache kept getting worse and then came the nausea and light sensitivity. So I thought it was a migrane but it wasn't. Long story short, last night, we headed to the ER to see an Anethesologist to have them to a Epidural Blood Patch to fix it. We got there at 9, waited 2 hours until we finally saw someone. Some one came and did the procedure pretty quick. I then had to lay on my back there for an hour and then come home and be on bedrest for 24 hours. It would have been nice to have just stayed at the hospital an extra day and have them take care of the procedure but i',m just glad I was able to get it taken care of. I've never had that much pain in my eyes and head in my life.!! So that's what i've been up to these past few days. Luckily my sister is here taking care of Emma and Joe's first day of school wasn't that tough so today wasn't that hard I guess. The headache is gone and now all my pain is focused on my back and "undercarriage?" Anyways, Tomorrow will be much better I hope. Here are some pictures of the new baby. I plan on taking more when I can move around.

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