Sweet Shoppe Designs



  Home · Search · Register  

Home » Member Galleries » Amber1279 Photo Options



birthstory-diving-web
Labor of Love




Photo Details
Amber1279




Sweet Talker

Registered: January 2007
Posts: 2,703
users gallery
Forward, Back, Reverse, Inward, Twisting

Journaling top:
I had a certain plan in my head for how I wanted the birth of my third child to be. After all this wasn’t my first time. I knew that my body was capable of pushing out a baby, it had done it twice before. I trusted in my body to do what God designed it to do ... birth a child. I had spent months reading natural birth stories. Reading about water births, free births, midwives, doulas and birth plans. In anticipation of my “perfect birth” we had also decided to wait to find out the gender of our baby. I had invisioned that magical moments that after reaching down to bring my newborn to my chest, my husband and I would look together and then he would finally annouce if it was a girl or a boy. I shared all my wishes with my midife, husband and mom. (The three people that would be there in the delivery room.) I longed for a water birth and had even priced them online since our hospital didn’t provide them, but ultimately decided to save our money. Instead I invisioned laboring at home or at my mom’s in the hot tub, leaving at the end of labor to avoid an unplanned homebirth. I did opt to write out a detailed list of my wishes from no internal checks and no IV, to refusing the routine newborn procedures. I felt in control. Oh how silly it all seems now looking back. They say if you want God to laugh, tell him your plans. I think that applies to some birth plans as well. Instead of my labor following a natural progressing time line my body kept stalling. Contractions came and went for over a week. Making minimal internal changes. Then at my last appointment my midwife had didn’t like the babies heartrate, I was beginning to see my “perfect birth” slowly disappear. The next day my midwife sent me to the hospital and standing in the waiting room my water broke.

Journaling bottom:
I thought it was a good sign that labor would finally get underway and soon I would be holding my new baby. Then the complications began, first it was mecconium staining in the fluid. A little later my blood levels came back very low, leading to an IV. Unfortunately my midwife couldn’t get the IV in till the 4th attempt. After the IV was in I thought that would be the end of the complications, until my midwife discovered I was dialating. Nothing had changed in hours. The final straw was watching the monitor as my baby’s heartrate went drastically low. I saw the writing on the wall, I knew what was coming. The dreaded “c” word. The one thing I had planned to avoid at all costs. The tears began to fall. In a last ditch effort to stay out of the OR, we thought maybe an epidural would be the trick. It ended up being my demise, as my blood pressure fell and I crashed twice. A whirlwind of activity, I knew we were headed to the OR. I had no choice any longer. I was seperated from my mom & husband. I was strapped to a table, I heard voices all around, yet felt so alone. I couldn’t feel anything and I was so worried my husband would miss the birth. I kept asking for him over and over till he was finally at my side. Moments later I heard the cry of my new baby and instead of my husband and I getting to make the discovery, my midwife announced that it was a boy. Tears began to flow again. Tears of joy and no longer tears of fear. In that moment nothing mattered anymore. My baby was alive and healthy, and that is what mattered most of all.
My perfect birth, became the perfect storm of complications, but gave me my perfect little baby boy.

Bottom Ups 10 template 2 by Traci Reed - altered
Dream Big by Mari Koegelenberg & Meg Mullens
One Tough Chick by Jenn Barrette and Traci Reed
Life Is An Adventure arrows by Jenn Barrette
Special Delivery - word art by Traci Reed & Shawna Clingerman
Picnic by - twist tie Heather Roselli
Everyday Storytelling: Elements - curled ribbon by Jenn Barrette & Kristin Cronin-Barrow
Domesticated word art byKristin Cronin-Barrow
Date Bits 20 by Misty Cato
Smart Aleck arrow by Penny Springmann
DJB Amber font
· Date: Sat August 4, 2012 · Views: 846
·
Additional Info

Author
Thread  
deebirks

Sugar Cookie

Registered: July 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 332
Sat August 4, 2012 12:08pm

What an ordeal. I'm so glad you got a happy ending. Lovely use of color on this page.
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Visit deebirks's homepage! Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery  
ZaCola3

Sweetsaholic

Registered: July 2007
Posts: 17,813
Sat August 4, 2012 12:09pm

Such a great chronicle of his birth story-and now look how perfect he is! The best laid plans of mice and men they say. TY for playing along Amber-I love your page.
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery  
marlathrall

Jabber-Jawbreaker

Registered: May 2011
Posts: 6,861
Sat August 4, 2012 12:25pm

Amazing page! Seriously, I love everything about it... especially how the last sentence is bigger.
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery  
LJSDesigns

Sweet Shoppe Designer

Registered: January 2010
Location: Nappanee, IN
Posts: 9,525
Sat August 4, 2012 2:00pm

Wonderfully done!
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery  
jacinda

SugarBabe

Registered: April 2008
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Posts: 18,602
Sat August 4, 2012 8:18pm

Oh my goodness Amber - what an ordeal! I was so relieved to get to the end of the journalling and find the baby was healthy. Great job on this challenge!
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Visit jacinda's homepage! Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery  
Lizzy257

SugarBabe

Registered: May 2009
Posts: 8,839
Sun August 5, 2012 2:42am

Fabulous page! Love all the little details, and the amazing story!
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery  
pomi

Jabber-Jawbreaker

Registered: October 2007
Location: Czech Rep.
Posts: 7,119
Sun August 5, 2012 3:55am

Gorgeous layout! Love the kraft background and the page design!
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery  
Laura_A

Sweet Talker

Registered: February 2007
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 3,063
Sun August 5, 2012 4:28am

Awesome jornaling! Love your clustering and the composition of this page.
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery  
Nikki Epperson

Sweetsaholic

Registered: June 2008
Location: Bixby, OK
Posts: 13,248
Sun August 5, 2012 5:53am

oh Amber, I had no idea! I'm so happy that you had a happy ending with your baby boy! Beautifully scrapped!
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery  
norton94

SugarBabe

Registered: December 2007
Posts: 11,708
Mon August 6, 2012 6:40am

Wow what a divergence from your plans! Such a beautiful story none the less! Great page!
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery  
misfitinmn

Jabber-Jawbreaker

Registered: June 2009
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 5,680
Mon August 6, 2012 7:25am

Oh my gosh, Amber, this turned out PERFECTLY!!! I love how you scrapped this!
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery  
Lyd

SugarBabe & Challenge Fairy

Registered: June 2007
Location: The Beautiful Wasatch Front
Posts: 10,025
Wed August 15, 2012 7:31am

Wow. What a story! Glad everything turned out okay and that you have your little boy! Beautiful page!
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery  
crystalbella77

Jabber-Jawbreaker

Registered: May 2008
Posts: 7,976
Tue September 4, 2012 1:31pm

oh wow! I LOVE your journaling and that you scrapped this! It is such a special page. I am so glad you got the perfect baby boy out of this ordeal!
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery  
HeatherKS

Sweet Talker

Registered: June 2008
Location: Kansas
Posts: 3,866
Tue September 4, 2012 1:38pm

Awesome birth story page! Love how you fit all that journaling on the page and added in the pops of color!
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery  
emmasmommy

Sweetsaholic

Registered: June 2007
Location: Illinois
Posts: 19,189
Tue September 4, 2012 10:31pm

what an AMAZING story. i love that you took this kit and used it for this.
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery  
  Page:  1 · 2more

Powered by: PhotoPost PHP vB3 Enhanced
Copyright 2011 All Enthusiast, Inc.


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
All Creative Content © 2007 SweetShoppeDesigns

Making your memories sweeter

Copyright © 2016 Sweet Shoppe Designs – The Sweetest Digital Scrapbooking Site on the Web | Site by Lilac Creative