Amber Loree Erickson was born on 12/03 at 12.48pm 7p1o via csection, everything ran very smoothly and im recovering well from the op!!
It was all very exciting the morning of her delivery got a call at 9.30 to say come straight in as they were starting early that day at 12 and i was 1st on the list. I had a spinal which wasnt as nice as the epi as it took longer to get it right and after the drugs hit me i felt really sick like i was going to pass out but they gave extra drugs which made me fell better within about 5-10mins. When she was just about out of my tummy they lowered the screen for me and i saw her feet delivered 1st (she was breech) and then the held her up for us to see but the doctor was holding with the thumb covering the bits so we couldnt see what we had and because girls bits are swollen at 1st i thought i could see "balls" so i asked what is it and they said a "girl" DH and i were very emotional and a few tears fell. I got to feed her during recovery and i pretty much havnt stopped since!!
Because i have a negative blood and Amber is positive and some of our bloods crossed she became quite jaundice after the 1st day so the doctors decided to but her under the lights in the special care nursery , which i found really hard she was there for 24hrs and i had to go to feed her on the dot every 3hrs. I got really upset when they wanted to give her formula as i really wanted to establish breast feeding 1st, 1 midwife was supportive as i explained the trouble i had previously but a male midwife was quite rude telling me we could put a feeding tube down her nose if i didnt want to use formula, it didnt help i was on my baby blues day and just burst into uncontrolable crying, as it was i had a good supply of clostrum and she didnt need the intervention!!
I hate it how the midwifes push for breast feeding but as soon as you are in hospital with a unsettled bub they push you to use formula!! But i do have to say the midwives and staff at redcliff hospital were fantastic and i was so happy with all the help they have me.
Well id better go Amber is hungry again. I look forward to hearing everyone else birth stories and im sorry if i went on to much. Nik
Jesse 27/03/05 Kynan 19/07/07 Amber 12/03/09