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August 27th, 2010, 06:24 PM
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I went in on Wednesday, August 25th, for my induction. I was already 3 cm dialated, so we thought it would go well. After going through an entire round of pitocin (all the way to the maximum dosage), I still didn't have any strong contractions and was still only 3 cm. So they stopped the pitocin and they let me eat some dinner (the best turkey sandwich ever... I was hungry). I walked the halls for a while and then went back to my room. Stephen hadn’t eaten dinner yet and we still had plenty of time (or so we thought) so he ran down the street to get some food. We were preparing for a long night! While he was gone, the doctor came in about 8:15 PM and they were getting ready to start my pitocin again. She decided to break my water to help things progress. However, when she broke my water she found that the umbilical cord was below his head. She was able to move it out of the way, but it was too unstable to chance a delivery. She told me I needed a c-section and called in the other nurse. I frantically called Stephen to tell him what happened so he could come back and I was immediately rushed into the operating room for an emergency c-section. From the time I called Stephen to the time Chase was delivered was only 10 minutes! Chase was born at 8:26 pm on August 25th and was 7 lbs 12 oz and 19 ˝ inches long. Stephen was able to meet Chase in the nursery only a couple of minutes after he was born and then came to see me in the recovery room. After getting my pain under control, we were moved into a post partum room and the nurses brought Chase in so I could meet him. Everything changed and happened so quickly, but went as smoothly as it could have considering the circumstances. I guess Chase wanted to make a dramatic entrance into this world!
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August 27th, 2010, 07:03 PM
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Wow... I can't imagine how scary that would be but I'm glad they were able to get him out so quickly! Chase is living up to his name!
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August 28th, 2010, 09:17 PM
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Wow! Incredible! So quick! Glad everything turned out fine!
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August 29th, 2010, 03:48 AM
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Wow!!! I'm so glad to see they were able to get Chase out quickly. I hope your recovery is going well.

Thanks for sharing!
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August 29th, 2010, 05:06 AM
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Definitely a dramatic entrance, so glad the doctor was able to act quickly! Hope your recovery is speedy!
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August 29th, 2010, 06:08 AM
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I wish things could of went more smoothly for you, but so HAPPY they got Chase out quickly and you are both healthy! Congrats on your little boy!!
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August 29th, 2010, 07:07 AM
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Congrats on your little boy. I'm sure an emergency c-section is a scary thing but thank goodness they can do that and get the baby out safely. Hope your recovery goes well.
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August 29th, 2010, 07:10 AM
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Congrats on ur new lil boy!!! You had a lil bit of a bumpy start but Im glad they were able to get him out so quickly!!!
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August 29th, 2010, 08:38 AM
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Congrats! Glad you're both safe & healthy!
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August 29th, 2010, 11:13 AM
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Definitely scary but so happy that you were given prompt attention and that Chase arrived safe and sound!!! Hope your recovery is really fast.
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August 29th, 2010, 02:05 PM
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Sorry about the emergency c-section but I'm glad everything went well! Congrats!
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August 30th, 2010, 08:11 AM
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Sorry about the emergency c-section without your DH there! That must have been scary. But I'm so glad that you and baby Chase are ok and doing well! Congrats!
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August 30th, 2010, 06:36 PM
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Glad you are both okay! I hope you have a smooth recovery.
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September 3rd, 2010, 02:01 PM
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What a crazy story! I am so glad Chase arrived healthy and happy.
Congrats Tenli!
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September 4th, 2010, 09:39 AM
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How scary! I'm so glad that you are both OK! Congratulations!
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September 6th, 2010, 11:18 AM
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You're a champ! Hope you're enjoying your time with Chase and that you're healing up quickly!
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September 9th, 2010, 01:05 PM
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Wow, I would have been terrified, but it seems like you handled everything incredibly!!! Glad that baby Chase had a safe arrival! Congrats!
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