After 4 Days Of Labor, Baby Finally Arrives With Open Arms And The 'Chillest' Attitude
March 21, 2018 13:24 By Mambee
Labor is no walk in the park and it varies in duration from woman to woman. This particular mom had to go through a 4 day ordeal before finally welcoming her son.
Angel Taylor was looking forward to her baby arriving sometime mid-March. However, during a routine medical check-up, it was discovered that her blood pressure was very high. It became pertinent that her baby arrive a week early.
Speaking to PEOPLE, Taylor said she had to get a lot of things ready in record time. "We thought we had another week!' she said. She barely had a day to get a car seat for the car and finish packing for her hospital stay.
On March 5, Taylor was admitted to the hospital and was administered Pitocin, a hormone medication used to induce childbirth.
The doctors had to be very careful because Taylor had previously given birth via C-section and there was a chance that she could suffer a uterine rupture if they induced labor too aggressively.
They tried to find a balance between moving things along and also ensuring both mother and child were safe. As a result, it was a slow process.
Taylor stayed at the hospital for days and by March 8, she was only dilated four centimeters. "It was so long and so hard," the mother recalled.
That night, it became clear that the baby had to be born via C-section. The process was not the easiest. She had a lot of scar tissue in her lower uterus, causing a tightness and as a result, her child was really stuck in there.
Finally, after a steady and deliberate effort from the doctors, little Sullivan was born. What was even more awesome was how he stretched his limbs to be lifted from his mother's womb and had a big smile on his face.
I thought it was just so funny because he would be like that in my belly, he was always stretching. We’d tell him, ‘You’d have so much more room to stretch if you just came out!” And when he came out, that’s exactly what he did.
Taylor and Sullivan only had to spend a couple more days at the hospital but she was eventually able to take him home.
He is the chillest baby. He is really sweet and very calm. He hardly ever cries. He just loves to snuggle and is just very sweet.
Sullivan has also fit right in with his older siblings, giving this story a truly beautiful ending.