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Katelyn Joan 8/11/08

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DeniseMarie
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Katelyn Joan 8/11/08

The outcome of my delivery left me with a beautiful baby Chat Icon who I am so in love with , its unbelievable. But the delivery itself was never what I expected in a million years.

I was scheduled to be induced Tues 8/12. On Sunday night 8/10 (tech Monday morning) at 12:15 AM I got up to go to the bathroom , I peed , then went to go lay back down in bed and felt a warm gush of fluid. I went over to the bed stand to get my glasses and felt another warm gush. I knew right away and told DH my water broke. I was leaking fluid so we got a towel and I sat on the bed on it while I waited for the Dr to call me back. Then this green , long mucousy thing came out, I am assuming the plug.

The Dr told me to come down and they will check me out. I jumped in the shower real quick and headed to L&D. We left the house at 12:51. I got my first contraction in the car.

I was only 1cm dialted and my water had def broke. By 5AM the Dr did an internal, very, very very painful. Head wasnt down and still only 1cm so he says "crank up the pitocin" Chat Icon So they do and contraction are coming 2-3 min. They hurt like hell (at only 1cm!) but the nurse told me how to breathe through them so that helped alot.

All of a sudden at 10:15, the anestisielogist (sp?) comes in and tells me my platelet count is too low and they are double checking the blood work. So they draw blood again and I wait 2 hours for the results. Finally - the get the results. In order to have an epidural, your platelet count has to be at 88,000. When I first got pregnant, mine was 98,000 but now had dropped to 58,000. I was not able to get an epidural. I had 2 choices;
1. deliver naturally with Demoral , but risk passing an infection to the baby or causing the baby to hemorage in her brain. Chances were low for that , but still a chance.
2. deliver c-section under local anestesia.

It was obvious choice #2 was the only option but I was so so so upset. I waited 9 months to find out what Chat Icon was and to have that moment in the delivery room and I was totally getting jipped of that. I was going to be completely put out!! Just so unexpected. DH was allowed in, thank GOD or I would have completely lost it.

So he at least got to have that moment when he heard "its a baby girl". He was so happy but refused to hold her bc he wanted me to be the first to hold her bc of how upset I was. My family who was waiting in the waiting room got to see her before me. I didnt see her for at least an hour and a half after she was born and I barely remember it. I barely remember anything from the first day. I was in and out of sleep all day Mon & Tues

The recovery has been difficult and painful. Anytime I think of how everything went down, totally unexpected and how that moment of me seeing her for the first time was stolen from me, I get upset and I cry. But the outcome is a healthy baby girl who I love so much. Its true, what everyone says, I couldn't even picture my life without her. Dh has been awesome, he has totally been my support, I couldnt have done it without him.

So here are some stats:

Katelyn Joan
Born Monday 8/11/08 at 1:00PM
7lbs 3oz


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Posted 8/15/08 1:25 PM
 

Karebaby
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Re: Katelyn Joan 8/11/08

Congratulations! She is beautiful!

Posted 8/15/08 1:33 PM
 

headoverheels
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Re: Katelyn Joan 8/11/08

that is such a tough birth story... but in the end you had a GORGEOUS, AMAZING baby girl (love her name btw Chat Icon) and you look great too!!

so many hugs for you Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 8/15/08 1:34 PM
 

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Re: Katelyn Joan 8/11/08

Oh, D, I am so sorry things didn't go as planned. But I do think you made the right choice for your safety and for hte baby's. So that's what you had to do. I would have done the same thing. I can understand the sadness of not being awake to hear "it's a girl" but you had to do what you had to do.

I am so glad you are well and she is here!!!!!Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

She's a cutie!!! Adorable!

Posted 8/15/08 1:34 PM
 

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Re: Katelyn Joan 8/11/08

She is beautiful! I'm so sorry you weren't able to have the birth experience you wanted, I can imagine how "robbed" you feel about this.

The good this is that you are both healthy and have the rest of your lives to bond!

Just remember, just because this birth expereince was not what you expected, if you choose to have another child, don't be afraid that this will happen again!

Posted 8/15/08 1:44 PM
 

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Re: Katelyn Joan 8/11/08

She is beautiful!

Posted 8/15/08 1:47 PM
 

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Re: Katelyn Joan 8/11/08

Congrats!!!! she is beautiful!!!

Posted 8/15/08 1:48 PM
 

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Re: Katelyn Joan 8/11/08

Congrats - she is gorgeous!

Oh, and I LOVE her name! Chat Icon

My name is Katie Joan Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 8/15/08 2:05 PM
 

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Re: Katelyn Joan 8/11/08

I'm so sorry about your labor experience but am so happy your story ended happily with such a beautiful Chat Icon

Where did you deliver?

Posted 8/15/08 2:14 PM
 

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Re: Katelyn Joan 8/11/08


She has such a precious face!!! Congratulations! Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 8/15/08 2:21 PM
 

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Re: Katelyn Joan 8/11/08

Congrats, she is beautiful!

Posted 8/15/08 2:29 PM
 

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Re: Katelyn Joan 8/11/08

What a beautiful baby! Congratulations!

Posted 8/15/08 2:51 PM
 

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Re: Katelyn Joan 8/11/08

congratulations!! She is beautiful!

Posted 8/15/08 3:30 PM
 

DeniseMarie
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Re: Katelyn Joan 8/11/08

Posted by BabyCote2006

Congrats - she is gorgeous!

Oh, and I LOVE her name! Chat Icon

My name is Katie Joan Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon



OMG really!! thats so funny.

We are calling her Katie and the Joan part is my moms name

Posted 8/15/08 3:34 PM
 

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Re: Katelyn Joan 8/11/08

Posted by DeniseMarie

Posted by BabyCote2006

Congrats - she is gorgeous!

Oh, and I LOVE her name! Chat Icon

My name is Katie Joan Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon



OMG really!! thats so funny.

We are calling her Katie and the Joan part is my moms name



Wow - you never hear the name Joan anymore, so even that struck me Chat Icon
My mom's middle name is Joan, and my grandma is Joan, so that's how I got the name.
That is wayyyyy too funny! Chat Icon

Posted 8/15/08 3:51 PM
 

Dani922
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Re: Katelyn Joan 8/11/08

Congratulations! She's so beautiful!

I am so sorry about your disappointing birth experience. I had a similar story with my daughter's birth so I know how difficult it is to be robbed of an experience you've waited so long for. Chat Icon

Posted 8/15/08 4:10 PM
 

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Re: Katelyn Joan 8/11/08

Wow, glad everything turned out OK. I'm just curious as to what would have caused the brain hemmorage in the baby if you had delivered vaginally without an epidural? I've never heard that before, is it a side-effect of Demerol?

Posted 8/15/08 4:50 PM
 

DeniseMarie
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Re: Katelyn Joan 8/11/08

Posted by hmm8191

I'm so sorry about your labor experience but am so happy your story ended happily with such a beautiful Chat Icon

Where did you deliver?



i delivered at Good Sam. What a great experience with all the nirses. Everyone was fantastic.

Posted 8/15/08 6:10 PM
 

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Re: Katelyn Joan 8/11/08

Posted by Dragonfly75

Wow, glad everything turned out OK. I'm just curious as to what would have caused the brain hemmorage in the baby if you had delivered vaginally without an epidural? I've never heard that before, is it a side-effect of Demerol?



I cant quite remember bc I was so emotional when he was telling me. They kept on asking me if I had ever been diagnosed with a blood clotting disorder and they were also worried about me hemorraging if I delivered vaginally.So I guess that had to do with it

Posted 8/15/08 6:11 PM
 

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Re: Katelyn Joan 8/11/08

She is gorgeous! Congratulations!

Posted 8/15/08 9:55 PM
 

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Re: Katelyn Joan 8/11/08

She's gorgeous. Unfortunately, things don't always work out the way we hope, but the end result here is what makes it all worth it regardless!

Congratulations!!

Posted 8/16/08 12:46 PM
 

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Re: Katelyn Joan 8/11/08

Welcome to the neighborhood beautiful little one!Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 8/17/08 11:06 AM
 

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Re: Katelyn Joan 8/11/08

Congrats.............She's Beautiful!!!!

Posted 8/20/08 8:38 AM
 

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Re: Katelyn Joan 8/11/08

Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!! She is beautiful - enjoy and I hope for a speedy recovery

Posted 8/21/08 10:03 AM
 

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Re: Katelyn Joan 8/11/08

Congratulations ~ Katelyn is gorgeous!!!! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 9/26/08 6:39 PM
 
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