When my OB came into see me, we immediately began to discuss our induction plans, which would be scheduled on June 3 (41.5 weeks). Given my challenging induction with Blaise, she said that a scheduled c-section would certainly be a good option to consider. She thought that if I went into labor on my own, or if Finn was not sunny side up like Blaise that things could be different, but there was no guarantee. It could just be that my pelvic bone is on the smallish side.
Before we could even finish the discussion and make a decision, Finn made it for us. His heart rate had been over 200 for the entire 30 minutes I was being monitored and it was continuing to climb. My OB pulled out her cell phone and made a call to the hospital to prep an OR for us immediately. She said they would try to wait for John to arrive, but he needed to get there ASAP.
We were all assuming an induction on the 3rd, so my parents were only halfway to Kansas at the time. Our plan for Blaise was that he would go to a friend's house, but they lived 15 minutes away, in the opposite direction of the hospital. So he walked Blaise to a neighbor's house and asked if Blaise could stay there until my parents arrived, probably around midnight. These were neighbors who we had only known a short time, but who also had a little girl around Blaise's age. They were very gracious and happily agreed to watch Blaise. John made it to the hospital in time to see me for just a few minutes before I was taken into the OR. He got dressed in scrubs and was able to be with me for the surgery.
While sewing me up, I started to freak out. I just kept repeating how I wanted to go home. So they pushed some more drugs and knocked me out completely! I woke up an hour or so later in the recovery room. Surprisingly, the recovery from c-section was far easier than my first delivery and I went home from the hospital the next day.
Enjoy some pictures from Finn's first day and I'll be back with Lucy's story on Saturday!