Lucas & Jenn Riley

Lucas & Jenn Riley

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Xavier Matthew Riley 8.10.12

It's been a while since I have posted again.  I always say I will keep up with this thing and never do lol.  A lot of things have changed since I last posted!  That was 10 months ago.  I did get a job with Check Into Cash and worked there from February through August.  I met a lot of fun people and enjoyed my time there waiting for baby to arrive.  My pregnancy seemed pretty fast but slow at the same time; if that makes any sense.

About 32 weeks in I went on a business trip to Lexington, KY for training.  It was so unbearably hot!  I ended up getting so swollen.  It was awful.  I met another manager there who was due about a week after me.  We pigged out at restaurants together!  But I also started getting dizzy spells. 

At my next appointment I saw a different doctor than my own, because she was on her honeymoon, and he diagnosed me with PIH or pregnancy induced hypertension.  I was having dizzy spells because my blood pressure and heart rate were running very high!  I was prescribed a blood pressure medicine.  My blood pressure and swelling continued to get worse and by the end of the pregnancy it was out of control -- even with the meds.  My final doctor's appointment on Thursday, August 9th, it was 159/100 I think.  So I was sent to the hospital to be induced.

My doc told me before leaving the office that it was very likely I would have a c-section because my pelvis was not favorable and baby was very high.  It was scary to hear that but it did prepare me a little.  So I went to have my 'final' meal at Qdoba which wound up being free when the guy at counter heard that :).  So sweet!  I went to the hospital and got settled and they started the cytotec around 3 pm.  We sat around and waited.  I got another dose at 9 pm.  At 3 am they started the pitocin. 

About 12 pm the next day, Friday, August 10th, they broke my water which so unbelievably painful!!!!!  At 3 pm I got the epidural because the contractions were becoming uncomfy and I was not progressing any.  They thought the epi might help with that.  Well it did not!  At 7 pm I was still at a 4.  So the doc came in and said we will need to do a c-section before the baby gets stressed out. 

So they start to prepare me for surgery...and I start to freak out.  Last time someone in our family had a c-section the baby went to the NICU...  Hunter's story is a scary one.  Mom and I cried :(.  The family left and it was just Lucas and I and the staff.  The anesthesiologist came in to give me more epi for the surgery.  She put the new drugs in.  I got the feeling like I was going to pass out!  She pull some of the catheter out and there was blood in it.  The catheter had moved!  So they had to rip all the tape off my back and replace the catheter. 

They took me back to the OR.  The doc started cutting on me.  I could totally FEEL it!  OMG.  I told them but nothing was done.  The doc started yanking on the baby...  I freaked out!  I could really feel it now.  I was hurting Lucas' hand so bad he wanted them to do something too.  LOL.  I could still move my legs too so they had to do something.  The doc gave the okay and the anesthesiologist gave me another dose. 

I passed out and started snoring (according to my hubby).  They woke me up when Xavier came out and started crying.  I could hear him crying.  And I could hear Lucas telling me how much he looked like him :).  I was so freaking drugged out of my mind that I honestly did not care what was going on...  I missed Lucas' reaction :(.  He even brought Xavier over to me and I was like yeah cool...there's a baby.  How awful. 

Xavier was born August 10, 2012, at 8:02 pm at 8 lbs 10 oz 21 inches long.  He is a beautiful little guy.  We are so in love :).  Thank you Jesus for our blessing.