Anyway, it was like a TV show in there! Everyone was rushing around and getting stuff ready soooo quickly! I was greatly impressed. Now for a shout out to Dr Moralas: He helped them transfer me to the OR table. I don't see many surgeries, but I do know that usually the surgeons don't help with that. As everyone else was rushing around getting me prepped, Dr Moralas got the doppler and started looking for Makenna's heartbeat. It took a few minutes, but he finally found it (THANK GOODNESS)! He had the ultrasound brought in to double check it and sure enough it was there and in the 120's!!!!!!! (It was still lower then mine though! Mine was running in the 140s the whole time. I'm pretty sure anxiety had something to so with it.) Best news ever!! That meant that they had time to stop and redose the epidural and they wouldn't have to put me under!! YAY! As soon as they knew I wasn't going to be put under someone went to get Michael and my Mom scrubbed in to come in. At some point as they were redosing the epidural I remember someone asking Dr. Moralas if he was going to get scrubbed in. He said he wasn't yet, he was going to sit with me and keep monitoring baby girl's heart rate. And sit with me he did. He talked with me and kept me (somewhat) distracted the whole time as they finished prepping me. Then it was time. Michael and Mom walked in. By this point I was MUCH calmer and what Dad said in the blessing he gave me kept running through my mind: "everything will be ok in the end." Michael sat by my head, and Mom got to stand at my feet where she could literally see everything. I reached out of Michael's hand and he was shaking like a leaf! I asked him if everything was ok and he responded "NO! I'm freaking out!" I told him not to freak out because everything was going to be fine. When I said this the CRNA that was behind me laughed and told Michael that he should be comforting me, not the other way around!
--One side note real quick: While I was being prepped I guess I focused on the caps Shelley and Kristy were wearing. I remember telling them how cute the cap was once, but Shelley told me later that I siad it like 5 different time, but in my defense, their caps WERE really cute, you'll see Shelley's in some pics later.--
And so the cutting began. They said the words you always hear them say "Now you're going to feel some tugging." The whole experience was really eeiry for me. I have seen so many C-Sections that I basically knew what they were doing when, and I was going step-by-step in my head. It got to the point where I thought "Ok now he's about to pull her out" and Dr. Moralas said "Here comes her head!!" The Next sound I heard was literally the BEST sound I have ever heard in my entire life: Makenna crying!!!! They didn't have to stimulate her or anything. She came out pink and screaming. Michael and I looked at each other and both burst into tears. She was finally here! Makenna made her grand entrance at 6:05pm.
Michael went to the warmer to be with Makenna and my Mom came and sat with me. Mom told me how afraid they all were when I was taken from the room, and how she and Michael just hugged each other and cried together, and how she reminded him and herself of the words Dad said in the blessing. This just hammered it into me of how lucky I am to have family that loves me and how lucky we are to have the Power of the Priesthood to help us out.
Then the Stats came in: Makenna's Apgars were 9 and 9: AMAZING for a Section baby, She was 7lbs, 7oz and 20 inches long. She was healthy. She was beautiful. I was a Mommy, Michael was a Daddy. He brought my little angel over to me. She took my breath away. She was soooo perfect. I cannot believe that something so perfect came from me. We were so blessed. I was in love. And I didn't think it was possible, but seeing Michael holding our child made my love for him expand so much! How could I be so lucky?
Michael and Makenna set off for the nursery while Dr. Moralas finished me up.
Then the 3rd surprise of the day happened. As he had me opened up he discovered that my right fallopian tube had never attached to my uterus, and was very swollen. He wasn't going to take it out because it would increase the chances of bleeding. I was going to have to have another surgery to get it out, but the longer he looked at it, the worse it looked to him, and he decided it needed to come out today. I don't know this for sure, but in my heart I think the whole reason it ended up going to C-Section was because God wanted this to be discovered. Dr Moralas said there was a good chance it could rupture if left unattended, and it also gave me a greater chance of having an ectopic pregnancy. This wouldn't have been discovered if he hadn't opened me up. Anatomy ultrasounds I had did not discover this. The cool thing about everything is that Dr. Moralas had Shelley take picture of the tube so I could see it! He knows me so well lol! I am amazed that we got pregnant on accident because our chances were (unknowingly) down to 50% because my tube wasn't connected. God is great! He knows what we need even when we don't know it!
During the time when this was all going on I all of the sudden felt really heavy and felt like I was losing the urge to breathe. I even told Mom to make sure I kept breathing. Then the CRNA said it was because she just gave me a dose of fentanyl. I never liked narcotics!
Then Dr. Moralas stiched up my uterus and glued me shut and it was over. I was alive, Makenna was alive and healthy, and it was time to go back to my room.
Taking Makenna to the Warmer
Michael cutting the remnant cord