Sweet Baby, Sour Cancer

My journey through cancer and pregnancy, twice.

On Sept 10 at 3:39 in the afternoon, Coraline Helen Killeffer was born. She was 7.14lbs and 19 3/4″ long. After a long,  very slow progressing labor we got the hint that Cora had no intentions on coming into this world naturally. After laboring for 2 days and not getting very far, a c- section was necessary.  Of course it was the last thing I wanted… Ugh, yet another surgery, but I was exaughsted and knew that a natural birth was just not happening at this point. Once in the O.R. it was discovered that Cora was stuck in my pelvis and there was no way she would have made it out via my mamma part. Having a section was the right choice and my womanly parts would be spared from the toll of birth. 

I guess she was wedged in there pretty good too! I do remember the doctor asking for a stool to climb on top of me on the operating table to pull little Cora out. Other than that I only remember bits and pieces but I guess it got a little “exciting” in there at one point. I was totally snowed and oblivious to what was happening but Nate got to witness it all. He does admit to thinking he might loose both Cora and myself at one point, but he says it was a brief moment and the doctors took great care of us. 

Cora was pretty stunned at birth ( I would be too if I was being yanked out of a nice warm sac by my arms) and I was told she was a few shades of gray instead of nice pink😬. She required a bit of resuscitation but perked up right after and was/is completely fine. I ended up bleeding out on the OR table after she was out due to a “lazy (tired) uterus” but again, the MD’s quickly got everything under control. I was sewn up nice and given a couple units of blood.

Both myself and the baby are just fine, in fact we are perfect. It’s been about a week we have been home and love our new family of 3. Nate and myself make a great team and we are actually getting some sleep inbetween feedings,  poops and lots of baby cuddling.

Enjoy the pics… More to come.  


2 thoughts on “It’s a girl! 

  1. Linda L Smith says:

    Simply Irresistible 🎶

    Love, Linda XXOO


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  2. chemomama says:

    She is so beautiful.. Glad to hear you’re both doing great! What a blessing. Enjoy every minute.

    Liked by 1 person

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