Next thing I know I am hearing words that I knew the meaning of but I couldn’t believe they were being directed towards me. Words like “losing blood”, “keep massaging” and give her “methergine”. I was hemorrhaging and they acted fast to stop it but it felt like forever. Was I going to lose my uterus? Was I going to be ok? I started panicking. I don’t know what happened after that but according to my husband, I started asking too many questions and I felt like no one was answering me. I started to ask more aggressively so they increased the anesthesia and my husband said the next thing he knew he heard a light snore. It was me. Fast asleep while they got things under control, thankfully saving my uterus.. I slowly started to wake up when they transferred me back to the stretcher. They put her on my chest as they wheeled me to the recovery room.
When I first really looked at my beautiful baby girl, all the hard work of the past 24 hours seemed like nothing. My healthy baby was looking at me with her gorgeous almond shaped eyes, her beautiful dark hair and her little tongue sticking out occasionally. She looked perfect. She was 7lbs, 10 oz and 21 inches. I could hardly believe she was mine and that she had spent the last 9 months growing inside me.
The rest of the hospital course went okay. I was pretty anemic but did not require a blood transfusion and I needed antibiotics because I developed fever after the C-Section. 4 days later we were ready to go home. My postpartum period was surreal and spending my days bonding with my little girl were days I will treasure forever. My beautiful girl is 2 now and she is the light of my life.
My name is Linda and I am a wife, mother, stepmother and healthcare professional. I spend my most my days working full time as a physician assistant and my evenings with my loves, my husband, daughter and step daughters. I enjoying writing for my website and blog: www.babyinbloom.net and www.lindascornerblog.blogspot.com.