Sadie McKenna Finally Appeared!

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Sadie McKenna Finally Appeared!
Fri, 08-10-2012 - 7:32pm

After 29 hours of labor sweet Sadie is here!!

My water broke on Tuesday morning while I was on an interview committee at work...what are the odds?!?!  It happened about 8 and I wasnt sure until 9:00 so I went to the hospital after the calling the doctor's office.  I got to the hospital about 10 where they had me wait to be admittted, during which my water was gushing onto the floor.  I had a puddle larger than me and my own personal housekeeper who followed me around the hospital cleaning it up.  The labor and delivery nurses freaked when I got up there cause they didn't know it was gushing that much.  Once I got up there I was going through a huge pad every 30 minutes due to waters.  I was only at a one.  

My sugar levels dropped considerbly so they started me on pitocin and gave me an epidural at 2:30 when I was at a 3.  By 6, Sadie's heart rate was dropping depending on how I was laying and my pulse was racing so they put me on oxygen.  Doc came in at 8 and said since I was at the 24 hour mark he would give me until noon to have her.  They started me on antibiotics in hopes of keeping infection down.  By noon I was fully dilated but in a lot of pain and throwing up.  After an hour and a half of pushing (I have never ever had to push that long) she started to come out with her cord wrapped around her neck twice and her face severly bruised because she came out crooked with a conehead.  Husband didnt get to cut the cord cause everything had to be taken care of so fast.

Sadie was 7 lbs. 12 oz and 21 inches long at 38 weeks.  Her sugar levels were extremelly low and they almost had to put her on an IV.  Right after having her I started throwing up and running a fever so they started me on additional antibiotics.  I also had problems with blood pressure being low but now things seem to be okay.  We were released this morning from the hospital.  


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Registered: 08-15-2007
Fri, 08-10-2012 - 9:31pm
Aw, bless your heart! You had a rough time! Sadie is BEAUTIFUL! Rest up, you did a great job!!!

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Registered: 06-24-2009
Fri, 08-10-2012 - 10:36pm
Congratulations she's beautiful!!!
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Registered: 07-24-2006
Sat, 08-11-2012 - 9:44pm
Wow 29 hours! Congrats on your new bundle of joy!
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Registered: 08-23-2003
Sat, 08-11-2012 - 11:08pm

Congratulations, what a gorgeous girl!! Glad you're both doing well now!

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Registered: 07-14-2011
Sun, 08-12-2012 - 3:56pm
Congratulations! She is beautiful!

I'm so glad you and she are alright.
Expecting baby #1 August 8th 2012! It's a girl!
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Registered: 06-14-2006
Mon, 08-13-2012 - 9:16am

Congratulations!  What a beautiful girl she is!  Glad in the end - both of you are ok!

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Registered: 07-08-2009
Mon, 08-13-2012 - 1:46pm
Johnny's cord was around his neck twice. I didn't know this was that common either. Didn't happen w my other three babies.

Congratulations! Sadie is gorgeous!!
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Registered: 07-05-2005
Tue, 08-14-2012 - 9:04am
Congratulations on the birth of your sweet baby girl! She is beautiful! Welcome to the world, Sadie!

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