Miles Paul is here!

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Miles Paul is here!
Sat, 12-24-2011 - 6:25pm

I went in to be induced 12-21 at 40weeks and 3days. I was supposed to get set up on IV (pitocin and antibiotics for GSB+) at 7:30am but with an influx of births overnight, I got pushed back to 10:30am.

Got my IV in and started pit about 11am. My doctor came in and broke my water at 11:30 am. (I came in at 3.5cm) My contractions started to pick up pretty intense at this point. Not the most regular though. I decided to go ahead and get my epidural at about 12:30. It was aweeeeeeesome. I felt it more on my left side at first. They had me lay down to distribute the medication evenly in my body about 10 min after I got the epi. As soon as I laid down I got nauseated and light headed. She checked my BP and it was 65/40. She called for some medication to raise my BP as soon as the other nurse came in the room the babys HB went to 20. Then a ton of nurses were in there. They were running around trying to find his heart rate and then deal with me at the same time.

I started to freak out, I thought he was dying. I thought I was dying. It was total chaos. No one would tell me what was going on. She put an internal monitor on his head and gave me oxygen. After a few seconds his heartrate went back up to normal and my blood pressure started to recover. It was almost an emergency C-section. SCARYYY stuff. Whew.

After that episode, She checked me and I was at 5cm. That was about 1pm? Its kinda fuzzy the time. So, we basically just hung out while I progressed. Around 3pm I was at 8cm and stalled there til about 4:45. I moved to my left side and he went down into the canal FAST. I called the nurse saying i needed to push. She was in there in 30 seconds, checked me and he was crowning. Dr came in and I pushed him out in 3 contractions! no tearing, no stitches.



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Thu, 12-29-2011 - 11:15pm
How scary! Glad it all turned out ok. Congrats!
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Tue, 12-27-2011 - 10:32am
Congratulations on the birth of your sweet baby boy! Welcome to the world, Miles!

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Tue, 12-27-2011 - 9:52am
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Mon, 12-26-2011 - 12:37am
That's a big boy! Congratulations!
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Sun, 12-25-2011 - 8:31pm
Congratulations....glad things straightened out & it went well after that scare!
Jill, mommy to Chloe, almost 5, Oliver, 3 & baby Ella born 12-1-11 !
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Sun, 12-25-2011 - 7:41pm
Congrats! Sorry it got so scary, but glad he arrived safely!
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Sat, 12-24-2011 - 10:25pm
Congrats! Glad everything turned out ok.


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Sat, 12-24-2011 - 10:00pm

Glad everything turned out alright!