Fast forward to delivery day!!!!
|Our last picture as a family of 4!!! This was taken just before we left for the hospital!|
8:00 am: arrival
9:00: Palms and Head started to itch = allergic reaction to the Vancomycin (antibiotic)
~ This reaction lead to the Dr's decision to stop my antibiotic. I received only 50 out of the 200+ ml that I was supposed to get. As a result, their was now a concern for Lilly's health and there would be a possibility she would need to go directly to the NICU. My OB spoke with the neonatologist who said that sending Lilly to the NICU was not necessary, but she would be under close observation for 48 hours after delivery and would need extra blood work done during our hospital stay.
10:30: The Dr. broke my water
12:05 pm: 9 cm
12:58: 10 cm
1:10: Started Pushing
1:16: Lilly arrived!!!! This was the scariest minute of our lives. The cord was wrapped around Lilly's neck one time and she came out blue/purple and completely unresponsive. Things quickly changed to a more stressful situation and the Dr. was now rushing to get Lilly out and to the table. She cut the cord and passed Lilly off to the neonatal nurses. They had her crying and pinked up within a minute of delivery, but it was still the scariest minute of our lives. Chris was able to cut more of her umbilical cord at the table and she was weighed and cleaned up before I was finally able to hold her.
Did I mention that we were a little nervous about having a Chicago baby in the middle of winter for fear of a blizzard... yet it was a beautiful day and that same day GA and FL were shut down due to snow and ice. Who would have ever guessed it was going to be better to have her here rather than in FL where we wouldn't have been able to cross the bridge to get to the hospital because it was closed due to ice!?!?
God certainly had His hand in this pregnancy.