Noah's Birth Story
My husband and I decided to have a third child when our twin boys were 10. Having twins at such a young age was very difficult and I did not want another one when they were small so that’s why we waited. When I found out I was pregnant, I bought two shirts that said “I’m a Big Brother” and my sons wore them around my family. Everyone noticed right away and was very excited for us.
My second pregnancy was pretty easy but I was really nauseous this time around, and hadn’t been sick at all with the twins. I had my ultrasound in December and found out we were having another boy! We were trying for a girl but were thrilled either way. I had a 3-D and 4-D ultrasound, which was awesome and hadn’t been available during my first pregnancy. In March, I had another ultrasound because the doctor thought the baby would be nine pounds or more. He told me that a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) was out of the question because I had so much scarring from my first C-section.
The day before my C-section was scheduled, I had a horrible sinus infection. When I called the doctor to see if I could take anything, they told me to come in to see someone. While I was there, I told the doctor on call that I was having contractions every 15 minutes. He decided to check me. Two weeks prior, I was dilated to three centimeters and he said that it had not changed but he kept me at the office for observation. Five minutes later my water broke! My two boys were so good because they ran out of the room to let the nurses know that I was having the baby right now! I was taken to the hospital after 30 minutes of hard labor, and when they checked me, I was almost eight centimeters! They asked me if I wanted to try for a VBAC or have a C-section. The doctor told me that if I pushed for more than three hours, my baby could be born with cerebral palsy. After he said that, I told him that I wanted a C-section; I didn’t want any chances taken with this baby.
Noah Edward was born at 3:03 PM on May 19, 2005, and he was beautiful! He weighed eight pounds, four ounces, and was 22½ inches long. All of the pain I felt before my C-section melted away immediately after I saw him. However, since I never received any medicine for my sinus infection, I lost my voice the whole time I was in the hospital. It was well worth it though!
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