By around 10 am I started to push, and my mom, mother in law, and Adam were all in the room to cheer me on. However, after a couple of hours of passive decent and pushing, the baby's heart rate went down as he was essentially stuck in the birth canal. So before we knew what was happening, we were rushed into the O.R. to pry him out using foreceps. I bawled as I was wheeled into the O.R., feeling so disappointed I couldn't deliver him naturally. Unfortunately baby's heart rate went down even more, so the doctor ultimately had to perform emergency cesarean. There were a few seconds where we all thought we might lose him, but his little cry made all my fears dissipate.
I was pretty devastated about having a c section at first, but we were so grateful for skilled doctors and nurses that were able to safely deliver and revive him. We stayed in the hospital until Friday, mainly because Max ended up getting jaundice and the doctor wanted to keep him under the billy lights. I admit it was one of the hardest weeks of my life with the lack of sleep while trying to recover from major surgery. But it has all been completely worth it.
Although things didn't go the way we originally planned, we are so thankful he is here and that we have the privilege to raise such a precious little boy. We love you, Max!