Well, here I was only one week away from going to the hospital - and boy was I ready.
On Saturday October 8th I was dropped off at the hospital, got checked in, was given a bed in a room with 3 other ladies. One had gone into labor at 35 weeks 10 days before and her baby was still in NICU, the other two were hospitalized for complications in pregnancy. Only I was there just waiting for them to give me my c-section so Andrej and I could go home.
Monday morning I was informed that I would be having the c-section the following morning. I was first in line. I was wakened at 6am, and began being prepped.
Somewhere around 8:15 or so I was taken to the operating table. The doctors were awesome! They explained every little detail of nearly everything.
I literally felt them taking Andrej out of me - what an incredible feeling that was. And as soon as they cleaned him off he was placed in my arms - something that I missed with Robi.
He was born on October 11th at 8:48am weighing 7lbs 11oz and was 20 in. long.
I spent the rest of the day and all night in the post-op room. By morning I was expecting to be moved to the maternity ward, but L&D there is something akin to Grand Central Station. Because it is one of a few hospitals that does leave the babies with the mothers all night - and is highly acclaimed for its c-sections - it is crowded it deliveries. All night long I would hear a woman yell out, followed by a baby screaming. *grin*
By early afternoon, a woman, who had just given birth, was laying on a bed in the hall nursing her new-born baby.
Following the c-section, I spent 5 days in the hospital. It was a great stay and I came home very rested - which has aided in my quick recovery.
Andrej sleeps well, and Robi loves his new brother.