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Old 04-28-2011, 03:15 PM   #1
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Birth Story with pics!

I finally got this typed up.

Kinley Isaac was born on April 25th at 5:25 a.m. at 36 wks, 4 days. Weighing at 7 lbs 1.8 oz and 21" long.

Some of you who are on FB already know this background, but I typed it all up anyway for those who might now know. It's LONG!

Background: I'd been having lots of contractions since I hit about 31 weeks. After initial concern I might go into pre-term labor, my Dr seemed to be reassured that my constant contrax were "status quo" for me since I wasn't dilating at least not the first couple of weeks. She ordered an ultrasound as I approached 35 wks though to approximate baby's weight just in case I went into labor early. Well, this ultrasound at 34 wks, 6 days showed him to be a bit over 6 lbs so he was plenty big! But, it also showed that I had lots of fluid. In the upper range. So, I was ordered NST to be done 2X/week from that point forward to monitor him. I was also told this might be the reason for so many contrax. Apparently high fluid levels can do this. Another side effect of high fluid levels is amniotic fluid leaking. Well, the evening of Sat the 23rd, I had what I thought might be AF leaking. So, I checked myself in to L&D to be assessed. It was inconclusive, though I was already 2 cm dilated and 70% effaced, so I was sent home. Well, Sunday, it was much worse so either I was suddenly very incontinent or it was AF leaking. I spent Easter with my family and Mom who was out visiting and took a 1 hr afternoon nap and drove back up to L&D armed this time with soaked pads. It was determined pretty quickly that it was AF and I'd be staying to have the baby. At this point I'd been leaking for about 20 hrs so they didn't want me to go too much longer. So got to a delivery room by probably 7:00 p.m. Easter Sunday and was just monitored for contrax. They had been about 1 1/2 - 3 min apart this entire time, but were still of the BH kind, so not painful. By 10:30 p.m. they decided to start the pit. They upped the pit from that time until about 3:00 a.m. Easter Monday. Contrax were still not painful this entire time. Just "tight". Suddenly, I heard & felt a POP and immediately contrax got painful. The rest of my bags had broken The nurse stopped the pit and by 3:50 a.m. I asked for an epi. My first delivery went pretty quickly at this point and I didn't want to miss my epi opportunity by progressing too quickly;-). Got the epi at 4:10 when I was 5 cm and 80% effaced. I had a good 20 min before contrax started to become painful again. I knew I was nearing transition. I told the nurse and she checked me at 4:40 and I was 7 cm & 90% effaced at zero station. At this point baby's heart rate stared to decel quite a bit with each contraction. The nurse thought it was because he was descending so quickly and the cord might be getting squished a bit. Anyway, by 4:50, she checked me and I was 10 cm ready to push. She called my Dr (who had gone home around right before 3:00 a.m.) and told her to get back ASAP as I was ready to push NOW. She called in a Resident to deliver in case I couldn't hold back until my Dr returned. I really wanted my Dr to deliver so I was going to try to wait. With each contraction, I could feel his head going lower. I thought for sure it was going to just poke itself out without my help....this is what it felt like. Finally, 20 min later my Dr came running in and the nurses rushed to throw the gown, etc. on her. My Dr asked me to turn over (I was on my right side) and she took a look and then shouted for me not to push....or even move as he was crowning already and they needed another minute to get the end of the bed taken down and she didn't have her mask/gloves on yet. Anyway, it took about a minute or two (my nurse later told me it was no longer than a minute) to push him out. So Kinley Isaac was born at 5:25 a.m. He was 7 lbs 1.8 oz and 21 in long! Great size for 36 1/2 wks! AND NO tearing!! As of today, I feel great. The only pain I currently have is from my boobs being full...LOL...

Here are some pics!

Michele, WOHM married to DH for 11 yrs and mama to DS1 Kellyn 6-10-08 and DS2 Kinley 4-25-11 and DS3 Madigan 12-27-13

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