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November 2nd, 2007, 07:42 AM
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On Monday morning we arrived at the hospital around 7:30 a.m. I was checked in and the monitors were placed and the IV was hooked up.
The Dr. came in at 8:00 and checked me, I was 2 cm dilated and almost totally effaced. They started the pitocin soon after and around 12:00 the dr. said I was about 4 cm dilated and broke my water. The contractions were coming every three minutes and were a bit intense but with a nice break in between them so I didnít get the epidural just yet. However, all of a sudden around 1:30 the pain was unbearable and I asked (or begged) for the epidural. The anethesiologist resident attempted twice to insert the epidural but kept hitting a bone on my left side instead. She said I had what they called a pregnancy scoliosis which was preventing her from inserting the needle. I had this same problem last time and thatís why I ended up delivering without any pain relief. However the resident called upon the other anethesiologist there and after about an hour he was able to get it right. I was having horrible non stop contractions this entire time and having to sit still while they attempted to insert the epidural was extremely painful. At 3:00 I finally laid down and my very last painful contraction came and went. My blood pressure dropped really low so they gave me some medication for it. The dr. came in about 3:15 and I was 10 cm dilated and the head was crowning. I started pushing for about five minutes, a total of three pushes and Ethan Bradley was born!!! 7 lbs. 10 oz 21Ē long
The NICU staff was there to immediately check him so Brad couldnít cut the cord and I wasnít able to hold him just yet. They said he looked perfect!
The ultrasound showed he does indeed only have one kidney but that everything else is working perfectly
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November 2nd, 2007, 12:21 PM
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Oh man! Sorry you had such horrible luck with the epi, but I am glad they finally got it in. Ethan is gorgeous. Good job, Mama!
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November 2nd, 2007, 05:02 PM
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he is so handsome! congrats!

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November 2nd, 2007, 06:29 PM
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He's too cute, sorry you had trouble with your epidural.
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November 3rd, 2007, 07:54 AM
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CONGRATS!!!! He is sooo cute!!
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November 4th, 2007, 11:39 AM
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Congrats Mamma!! he is beautiful...and you are so brave for having to sit there for over an hour to get your epi!!

Thanks Kara!!
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November 7th, 2007, 10:49 AM
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Congrats momma he's a handsome little man.
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November 8th, 2007, 08:31 AM
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Ethan is such a handsome boy! Congrats! Glad they got your epi in at last, and REALLY glad that Ethan is doing so well!
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November 10th, 2007, 07:10 AM
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Congrats on your handsome little man!
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November 10th, 2007, 11:52 AM
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Sorry about all the trouble with the epidural but congratulations on your little boy!!
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November 11th, 2007, 11:53 AM
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Congrats, sorry it took so long to get your Epi, but glad there was someone there who could do it!!

Thank you Kara!
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