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August 20th, 2008, 04:18 PM
Kiwi*Mummie*of*4's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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We had our darling baby at 9:15pm on friday night via an emergency c-section baby weighed 7lb 15 oz. Her name is Abbie

Here is the birth story

I went to the hospital on friday morning at 8:30am. I was put on the moniter for 20 minutes and babies trace was fine so Bron gave me the prostaglandin gel. I had to go back on the moniter for an hour and everything was fine. Then at 3pm I went back on the moniter for 20 during that time babies heart rate dipped to 70 but the specialist said that it was a one off and not to worry.
but I did have to stay on for another half an hour and then the specialist said to give me more prostaglandin gel and so Bron did and I was back on the moniter for another hour. I started getting contractions and Bron decided to move me to the delivery suite. So we went over there and the contractions were coming along quite steady. Baby was still high up though. As the night progressed I was getting regular contractions but then there was the odd time that they woul lessen. Then Bron would occassionally listen in to babies heart beat/rate and she noticed a slight dip so I was put back on the moniter and I even noticed that the contractions started to vary in times. Bron examined me and I was only 2 centimetres and baby was still high and Bron decided to break my waters which hurt because she had to reach so high up. My waters broke and there was oodles of water more than she expected and there was a little bit of meconium in there to but not alot. Babies heart rate was 180 at times and during contractions dipped to 70 and Bron went and got the specialist (yogi) and he was not happy with the trace and decided to put an internal trace on babies head to get a more accurate reading. They also told me that I would have to be prepped for an emergency c-section just in case. I started to cry. Hubby tried to calm me. So I got an IV put in my arm and was given fluids to try to help the labour. I was prepped for surgery had a catheter put in and had to sign all the nessacery papers and told of the risks. My midwife and hubby took me down tot he theatre along with Yogi(he would perform the c-section) and the house surgen. Hubby was allowed to come in to the theatre and was told where to get dressed. We had to wait for a while because Yogi hadnt called in the second theatre team and the first team was still in surgery and whilst we were waiting I had some spray put in my mouth to stop contractions and had another internal and baby was still in distress and then I had a liquid to neutralize the acid in my stomach and then hubby came out ready to go in to theatre were I was to get the spinal tap and then all of a sudden the midwife and yogi changed there mind and said I needed to go under a general anistetec as baby was in severe distress and they didnt have time to do the spinal as it would take 20 minutes and baby didnt have 20 minutes. Hubby had to go in to the waiting room I was rushed in prepped further had to sign another paper acknowleding the risks of anesthetic and I was immediately put to sleep. Yogi had baby out in 3 minutes apparently Next thing I know is im in recovery and I asked them waht we had and they said a baby GIRL. I was then wheeled back to the delivery room and Stephen was there holding our baby. I was so groggy and I had a catheter and a drainage bottle for the blood loss. Abbies apgar test was 7 then went to 10 in 5 mins so she was fine her blood gases were fine and they have no idea why she was in distress as her cord was not around her neck. Her placenta was in awful condition it was grainy and old and half the size it should have been. Thank fully she is fine but I must admit at times we thought we were going to lose her and I still cry when thinking about it. Thankfully our lil girl is ok. Being weighed

Posing in the hospitals clothes just after birth

Taken yesterday 18/8/08

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August 21st, 2008, 05:18 AM
beck12's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Well congrats Michelle! How scary that all must have been for you. I am so glad all turned out well. She is gorgeous (as all your kids are)!

Thank you for the update. I hope you are taking good care of yourself right now in recovery. Welcome to the world baby Abbie!!!
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August 21st, 2008, 09:17 AM
4iris's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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<Screeching in delight that you have a baby girl>

I'm so excited for you and your family. She is absolutely beautiful!! What a time you had though. That must have been terrifying. I'm glad everything worked out OK. Thanks for sharing her story with us. I've been thinking about you and am glad I didn't miss it. Congratulations!!
Do not sorrow; the joy of the Lord is your strength." Neh. 8:10
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