Tuesday, October 6, 2009

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"Hold on for a minute. I have to go and get the doctor," said Dana. I was nervous. I could see the blood flow on the screen, and it looked like it was traveling in a semi circle. I asked her if that was his head, and she confirmed that it was. And then came those dreaded words. I waited patiently for Dr. Cummiskey to come into the room. I knew what she was going to say, though. The cord was wrapped around his neck.

The plan of attack was for me to have an NST (non-stress test) the following day to be sure that Charlie was still doing alright in there. In the meantime, I went home for the evening, only to freak out about the state of my son. Was he okay?? The cord is AROUND his NECK!!! I was very upset, but tried to remain calm.

I had plans to go to work the next day. I still wasn't completely ready to go on maternity leave, and I thought for sure this kid was staying inside of me until my induction. I went to bed early. Afraid, uncertain, and scared for my NST.

At 3am, I woke up....with a sudden urge to use the bathroom.

By 6am, I was sure it wasn't the need to use the bathroom that was haunting my stomach. It was a baby boy, and he was ready to make his world premier........

3 comments:

Amanda said...

Isn't it fun to remember... and weird to think that is was a YEAR ago!

Heather said...

i love reading your memories about this!

Christina said...

This is a fun read :-)