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RPope84's Pregnancy

My Due Date: July 20, 2018
I have given birth!
Age: 36 years old
Location: Houston, United States

It's A Boy!

Chase Michael
Born on July 7, 2018 at 3:28pm
Born at 38 weeks and 1 day

Weight: 8 lbs 9 oz
Length: 20.75 inches

Labour & Delivery
Delivery: Caesarean Section - Scheduled
Pain Relief: Epidural - Full
Duration of Labour: 28 hours

Chase Michael's Birth Story

I started swelling badly on Thursday 7/5 so we went to L&D that night but my blood pressure wasn't as bad as it had been at home, so I was discharged. I had my normal 38 week appointment that morning and my blood pressure was back up. When the doctor came in, she didn't even do a check up, she just told me congratulations, it's baby day. She told me to walk directly over to L&D to get checked in for my induction. I was in shock and instantly started crying. I called my husband and he left work.

I was started on pitocin that morning, my doctor broke my water at 4 and I was asking for an epidural by 7. I was progressing slowly but surely. The epidural never took full effect and the little effect it did have wore off after 2 hours. After several additional doses, they gave me a second epidural that worked better, but again wore off completely after a few hours. Apparently I just metabolize the meds too quickly. I could still lift my butt up even when I had it. Fast forward several long hard hours and my progression had slowed. I was still only an 8 by noon. At about 2:30 I was checked one last time, but I was still only a 9. The doctor came in and said he thought the baby was stuck, which was why I wasn't getting anywhere. After considering our options, I decided I didn't want to jeopardize Chase by pushing and lodging him in my pelvis, so we did a c section. It went well and we were very happy to finally hear our little man screaming. He did in fact have a spot on his head where he had been stuck somewhere on my pelvis, so good thing we made the choice we did.

I was kept in the hospital a few extra days because I'm suffering from post natal preeclampsia. I was finally released yesterday, but I still have to be monitored. Baby is doing very very well and we couldn't be happier to have him!

Profile Comments for RPope84 (32)

Comment from cmere84 » Posted Aug. 21, 2018 8:15pm
I guess we need an update and some new pics!

Comment from Angela18 » Posted Jul. 18, 2018 7:19pm
OMG, I go on vacation and you have a baby lol! I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a beautiful newborn before, he looks like a porcelain doll! Congrats on your new bundle...enjoy every minute, as you’ve heard, it flies by!

Comment from Newlyjg » Posted Jul. 15, 2018 11:47pm
Awwwwwwww so precious congrats to you both. Was waiting on this update. Glad you're both doing well.

Comment from sonata85 » Posted Jul. 15, 2018 3:49am
Congrats!! He’s adorable!

Comment from RPope84 » Posted Jul. 14, 2018 4:27pm
Thank you ladies! It's been a crazy week, but we are over the moon in love with our new little one!

Comment from Celenes_Mommy » Posted Jul. 13, 2018 8:49pm

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