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January 3rd, 2011, 08:29 PM
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When I went to my last appointment on Tuesday, the doctor mentioned that he was concerned that she had not moved down any and was not engaged in the pelvis. He said that this usually occurs when the child will not fit, either due to the size of the baby or the size of the pelvis. He said that he would like to give me the option of trying a vaginal delivery and if I wanted we could induce on Friday.

We checked in to the hospital at 8pm on Thursday night and they began the cervadil at about 10pm. I had regular contractions every 2-3 minutes just from the cervadil. At 5am, they removed the cervadil and began to get ready for the pitocin. At that point, the contractions were less regular and intense. The pitocin was administered starting at 6:20. Over the next several hours, they increased the pitocin with very little change in the intensity or regularity of contractions. They came in waves: I'd have 10 or so regular contractions and then they would stop for a period of time and then another wave would arrive. They became regular when they moved me to the maximum amount of pitocin.

At 4pm, I had the second check that showed that she still had not moved down any even after regular contractions and being maxed out on pitocin. We made the decision to do a c-section. They quickly got me ready and gave Jeff some scrubs to wear (because he was too tall for the normal paper suit they gave daddies). At 5:19, Emily was delivered and we found out that not only do I have a very narrow pelvis, but she had an extra long cord that was over the cervix and wrapped around her neck. The doctor had talked about breaking my water earlier, but had decided not to because of the concerns of a prolapsed cord with her sitting so high. So, in the end things worked out for the best.

Emily Madison
born 12/31/10
21.5 inches
Wife to sweet husband Jeff and mother to 2 beautiful girls: Emily (2) and Jocelyn (1).

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January 4th, 2011, 04:16 AM
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Congratulations! I am glad that everything worked out for the best in the end!

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January 4th, 2011, 11:24 AM
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Congratulations! Seems like the C-section was a good idea.

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January 4th, 2011, 11:57 AM
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Congratulations! Glad everything worked out good!

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January 4th, 2011, 09:36 PM
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congratulations!!!!!!!! wonderful story!
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January 8th, 2011, 06:49 PM
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Congratulations! I am glad that everything turned out ok!
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January 13th, 2011, 05:54 PM
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She's adorable! I'm glad it all worked out. Congratulations!

Erika, mommy to 4 blessings -
Nathan (8), Emily (4), Joshua (22 months) and Luke (1.9.11)

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March 19th, 2011, 04:26 PM
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Wow! That's intense I'm sure you were a little stressed but I'm glad everything worked out the way it was supposed to in the end!!
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