Saturday, May 29, 2010

O.M.G. part 2

OH MY GOSH, AARON AND I ARE PARENTS! :)

turns out, 1.5 days of bed rest and medicine to stop pre-term labor didn't work! i was admitted at the hospital thursday, may 27 for a possible water break. one test said my water had broke and another said it hadn't...so they wanted to monitor me for a few hours. they also checked me and i was still dilated to a 4, but was also now 100% effaced! My contractions started getting more frequent and more intense, but i still wasn't really feeling them. they moved me up to labor and delivery around 7 pm and started me on pitocin around 8ish. by 10 pm my contractions were really starting to become unbearable for me, so i asked for my epidural! (i was dilated to a 7) the epidural did sting a little, but almost instantly the pain was fading and it was wonderful! :) i kept saying that i didn't know how women did this without medicine and that it felt like my legs took an ambien :) anyway, by 1 am i was dilated to a 10 and ready to push! however baby woolsey still hadn't dropped as low as they wanted, so i did some pushing to get aj to move down a little...it was working, but not as much as the nurse wanted, so i just kept pushing. nurse kyla called my doctor around 4 and she got here in about 10-15 minutes and once she got here i was really pushing... the doctor realized that the baby was turned sideways so she started trying to move the baby and then realized that i apparently have a very pronounced tailbone and that baby aj was stuck around my tailbone area. so for about 2 hours i was pushing so hard! that plus doctor aggressively trying to move baby around with her hands and forceps was a little more than i could handle...it was pretty painful. my doctor didn't want to give up because baby was coming, but just couldn't get un-stuck from around the tailbone area, so finally at 5:45ish the decision was made to do an emergency c-section. baby aj was born at 6:06 am and weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces (pretty big for a baby being born at 34 weeks!) and i'm sure you're all wondering...baby woolsey is a GIRL aaron and i couldn't believe that baby woolsey was a girl! so many people were convinced it was going to be a boy, so i guess without realizing it we had convinced ourselves that it was a boy, so we were so elated to learn that baby aj was in fact a GIRL! she was quickly swept away by the nicu nurses, since she was born 5 weeks early. we didn't really get to see her much and as i type this 26 hours after she was born, we still haven't gotten to hold her. i get to hold her this morning and i'm so excited! she was so traumatized by being stuck that when she came out her entire face/head and her left arm were completely purple from bruising. she looks so helpless in her incubator under the lights with all her tubes hooked up to her...poor thing!

we love her so much already and aaron and i still can't believe that we are really parents! :) wish us luck and send up many prayers as we learn and journey down the road of parenting...we can't wait!

pictures to come later...and no, baby girl woolsey doesn't have a name yet

13 comments:

danielle said...

CONGRATS! you did it!!!! you are a mom!!!!!!! so so so so so happy for you!!!!

Adam, Lindsey and Joshua said...

Congratulations Amy! I can't wait to hear all about your first holding!!!! :)

Michelle said...

Congrats! I would guess you are recovering well. I'll be praying for that little girl, she was only a pound less then Maddie who was born at 39 weeks....best of luck to you and Aaron!

Cristin Serio said...

Congratulations Amy and Aaron! So excited to see pictures and find out her name:)

Meghan said...

amy i cant believe it - it's just so remarkable, words can't express! you're parents! i am so very proud of you. sounds like you have quite a time welcoming baby aj into the world. she's already loved by so many people, and with two incredible parents to boot! Love you so much, and congratulations!!

emarie said...

congratulations, amy!! so thrilled for you! hope you and baby AJ recover quickly!!!

Anonymous said...

We are so happy for you guys!!!! Can't wait to see pics & to hear what her name is....

Garth & Sue

Justin said...

I think the name of Beatrice fits pretty well!!!!

emily said...

oh my word!!! How wonderful! I am glad that you are safe and doing well... along with sweet baby aj! I am excited to hear her name!!! SO fun! I hope your experience holding her goes well and you get to love on her a little bit!

cryanw said...

Sounds like you need help with names. Let me help. Here are a few:

Vivian
Lorraine
Gladys
Ethel
Maude

Anonymous said...

Amy & Aaron~

CONGRATULATIONS!! Skyler and I are just elated for you both and your new little bundle of joy! We send our love and prayers to you three and cannot wait to hear more about your upcoming adventures as a family! May her laughter and smiles bring you the upmost bliss!!!!

Love,

Abby & Skyler

Stefan and Amanda said...

Wow Amy you have earned the title of SUPER MUM already!!! Our prayers are with you guys, we are excited for the first little Woolsey:)
Amanda

Adam and Jess said...

that is so traumatizing!!! Sophia got stuck to - Adam was so worried (i was just focused so i didn't realize there was a problem!) SO glad that she is doing so well and that you are both recovering! She is precious :)