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May 28th, 2013, 10:26 AM
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Making a long story short is never my style, but I'll try. Ya'll know I have hypertension that is not pregnancy related. My midwife asked me to see if I could get my medication adjusted; it was controlled but not as low as she wanted it to be. After two weeks of fiddling with inappropriate medications I ended up being sent to the hospital L&D for an "evaluation". I told the kids I would be back by dinner time; ended up admittted. That was Monday the 20th. On Tuesday I was transferred by ambulance to a larger hospital 300 miles away. Just coincidentally I was sent to the same city where DH was sent for work.

They spent a few days trying to get me stable on just oral medications, but it wasn't working. On Friday morning I decided to go ahead and be induced. The tablet went in at about 9:30 a.m. I started feeling cramping at about 11. They had me moved to the ICU because of the IV meds I had to be on during labor. Later I was told that I am the first to ever give birth in ICU at that hospital. At noon I was checked and was about 4 cm; doc broke my water. At 2:00 I was 8 cm. and nurse called doctor and probably everybody else, there were 2-3 nurses in the hallway just watching. Baby was born at 2:18. Doctors barely had time to put their gloves on, ha! We were finally discharged yesterday. And after all this time of being "Team Green" I am proud to announce we have a BOY!!!

John Anthony was 5 lb. 15 oz. and 19 in. long. Such an itty-bitty guy, I was only 36 weeks and change. Far cry from the peaceful homebirth I was hoping for, but it happened exactly the way it needed to. Now that he has been delivered I can go on additional BP meds so I am doing better, too. So I am very grateful for the outcome, and at peace knowing that we did the right thing at the right time.

DH wasn't able to get to the hospital in time for the birth, but just the fact that we were in the same city was a blessing. He was able to finish the first week with the new job, and visit me in the evenings. So, he is officially employed again, yay! God was at work through the kindness of friends and strangers, from keeping and feeding the kids while we were gone, right down to finding a ride home yesterday.

Here he is
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May 28th, 2013, 10:30 AM
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So cute! Congrats on little guy and your DH getting a job!!!
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May 28th, 2013, 10:34 AM
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He's adorable! Congrats!!
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May 28th, 2013, 10:44 AM
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He's a cutie! Congratulations!
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May 28th, 2013, 10:45 AM
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He is adorable! Congrats hun!
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May 28th, 2013, 11:01 AM
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So happy to hear everything turned out well. I was thinking of you this week. He is so adorable!
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May 28th, 2013, 11:08 AM
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He's gorgeous! Many congrats to you and congrats to your hubby as well!
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May 28th, 2013, 11:09 AM
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Congratulations! That is one heck of a story! It has me in tears at work. He is so perfect! He weighs more than B1 did when we went home from the hospital. It was like holding air for the longest time!
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May 28th, 2013, 11:17 AM
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Glad to hear all went well! Congrats on your baby boy
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May 28th, 2013, 12:14 PM
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May 28th, 2013, 12:20 PM
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What an amazing story! Congratulations on your baby boy!!!
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May 28th, 2013, 01:40 PM
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Beautiful baby Jennifer. God is Good!!
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May 28th, 2013, 02:19 PM
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Congratulations on your little peanut!
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May 28th, 2013, 05:07 PM
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So handsome!
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May 28th, 2013, 05:33 PM
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Great story, I am glad that you both are doing well! Congrats, he's a cutie!!
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May 28th, 2013, 05:43 PM
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May 28th, 2013, 06:01 PM
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He is just beautiful!! And how awesome is God that your DH has a new job! Woohoo! Congratulations on both accounts! So happy for you!!
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May 28th, 2013, 06:18 PM
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Congrats hon he is beautiful.
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May 28th, 2013, 06:21 PM
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Congratulations on your new baby! And also a big congrats to your hubby on getting another job! Sorry you didn't get the kind of birth you wanted, but I am really glad that he got here safe and sound and now you can get on medication to help your BP.
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May 28th, 2013, 07:23 PM
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Congratulations!!! What a sweet boy! How awesome that things seemed to fall in order for you guys
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