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Oct 24, 2010 - 3 comments

10am called office about possible leak of amniotic fluid
11am L and D triage- ck it is AF!
12:30 to 1pm admitted. Let student nurse start IV. Blood drawn to make sure I'm not infected from having an AF leak. Everything ok.
1:30pm- pitocin, start to feel contractions more. But not bad. I'm hungry!
245pm- back pain
430pm- epidural
Barfed couple times
1030pm- 7cm
1230am- 9cm
120am-9cm 90% but w lip
2am- 9cm, contracting starts again.
2am to 3am- painful contrxns
4am- 9cm. Dr B tries to turn baby bc she's looking straight up at ceiling. Need her to be looking at "5:00" . Doesn't work. Put me on my side so try to turn her.
5am- evaluate again. No change. Try to turn her again. No luck. Orders C section.
5:35am- in OR for sugery.
5:56am- Nina born!

7 pounds 9 ounces
20.5 inches

We Love her!!

Baby Nina is here!

Oct 19, 2010 - 0 comments

C section birth

Fun on vacation

Aug 11, 2010 - 2 comments

If you didn't know, on the way to Detroit airport 7/31, I had some dark red thin bleeding, and then spotting and cramps most of the next week. Doc said it was ok to fly so we did, but due to more bleeding went to Cape May Hospital as soon as we got to Stone Harbor. Ultrasound and exam looked fine. Sent me home. Checked in with my docs and they said take it easy.

Went to my doctor today for a check. Had bloodwork done for regular 28 week diabetes testing and Dr. Bishop did an exam to look for polyps etc. As soon as he touched my cervix, I was bleeding pretty heavy. Very uncomfortable! He said the cervix looked "friable" meaning fragile and inflammed. He cultured me and we'll see if I have an infection or what. The bleeding will probably happen again. The opening to the cervix is everted slightly meaning some internal glandular cells are kinda inside-out and they could be the reason for the bleeding. None of this is harmful, but he's gonna check me weekly now to make sure everything continues to  look normal.

I also had an ultrasound, internal and external, and everything looked perfect. Cervix length very good- no risk for preterm labor. Baby was sleeping (1st time she wasn't squirmy during and US) and we got some cool pictures. Some 3D. She looks like Nick! Little bubble nose and big lips.

Update: I passed my glucose/diabetes test.

Week 26

Jul 28, 2010 - 0 comments

I am starting to get tired and achy at work. It's getting harder to get around, out of a chair, bend over. Feel big!

Painted Nina's room and painted some canvass art work to hang in her room too.

She's moving like crazy. Going to NJ for vacation with the family this weekend. I really need to get away!