Holy cow! What a roller coaster of emotions!
Just wanted to jot down a few of our thoughts about Tweet's birthday while we have a little down time. While I write this post we are officially dilated to a nine and everything is going really well. But that hasn't been the case all day long. Things were a little tenuous for a few moments.
Things started off pretty normal. The doctor punctured Jaynee's uterus to drain the amniotic fluid and almost immediately, the contractions began. Things were moving along smoothly, albeit slowly. But we were prepared for a long day. After a while the nurse started to get worried about the babies heart beat. At this point, I have to be honest, I've never been so scared in my life! The thought of losing our little girl was terrifying. Although, I should mention that Tweet was never in serious danger. Nevertheless, it was scart! At that moment I realized just how much I love our little girl, even though I've never met her.
The doctor arrived at our side rather quickly. She made some adjustments, tried a few things, watched us closely and told the nurses to prepare us for a potential c-section. They were concerned that the umbilical cord had become kinked, and every time Jaynee contracted the baby's heart rate would drop drastically. But when the contraction ended the heart rate would resume. That condition is OK in the short term, but they were concerned that sudden and continued drops in her heart rate would be detrimental. We were sitting on pins and needles.
Now, Jaynee and I were fully aware that we many need to deliver via c-section. But when we were actually confronted by the possibility, our hearts changed in a hurry. I can say with utmost certainty, that I have never been so scared. But before we were wheeled into the operating room, our doctor wanted to give us some more time. She waited patiently and watched our vital signs closely. After some time and medical intervention, things started to improve.
The doctor ordered a shot that relaxes Jaynee and slows the contractions. This gave Tweet a long break from the contractions and the drops in heart rate. This would prove to be a blessing, as shortly thereafter Jaynee's uterus began to soften and the contractions didn't pinch the umbliical cord to tightly.
Which brings us to this point. We are dilated to a nine and things are progressing very smoothly once again. The doctor is very optimistic for a vaginal delivery, and Jaynee is doing great. She is wiped out, but I think she has what it takes to get through the delivery.
She is a ten!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Time to start pushing!!!!!!!!!!!!