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Tuesday, July 13th, 2004

Okie dokie. I’m alive and well and figured that some of yous womens (esp the pregnant ones) would want to hear the “real deal” about what went down with Miss E’s birth.

So we go to the hospital at 7pm on Sunday night and they give me this Cervadil, which you stick up the cooter to soften the cervix, with the plan for starting Pitocin at 6am the next morning. I was told by the nurse that she would be born in the afternoon on Monday.

So start that med stuff around 8 or 9. No big deal. A few of those contractions that don’t hurt but show up on the monitor. Then I get a few cramps. No biggie.

All of …

More Lovin

Monday, July 12th, 2004

SJ is cuddling Ellie right now, but asked me to put up some more pictures. Below they be.

SHE’S HERE!

Monday, July 12th, 2004

Ellie Caralyn
Born 9:55 a.m. weighing 8 pounds, 14 ounces and 21 inches long.

I’m totally exhausted but glad she’s here and BOY is she big. Will write more later. Thanks for all the nice thoughts….

Waiting and Hoping

Monday, July 12th, 2004

Ok, stabilized, now they’re just waiting for me to push.

Bad Baby

Monday, July 12th, 2004

Ellie’s heartbeat has been slow, so they gave me a medicine to stop the contractions and let her recover. If that doesn’t work, then I get a c-section.

blood, blood everywhere, and not a drop to drink

Monday, July 12th, 2004

8cm now. Her heartbeat is dropping, so they’re trying to fix it. It’s cold and I have the shakes… and a catheter. Plus, blood is coming out.

drugs are fun

Monday, July 12th, 2004

The horrible contractions came very quickly. I got an epidural around 3:30. I’m very very very very very very very happy. I’m dialated to 6cm… things are moving very fast.

water, water, everywhere

Monday, July 12th, 2004

“the water came at 12:30 with a flood and a pop. hey, they may not have to induce me after all.” - a demerol induced message brough to you by sj.

Late night update

Monday, July 12th, 2004

My computer is acting screwy right now, but here’s a pic from above. Again, I’m using Blogger because my OTHER site still has too much pertinent info on it. If someone wouldn’t mind hosting my pics, I’d be more than happy to do that too so these damn pictures will show up.

Again, I’m having contractions, but they’re the kind that don’t hurt. I’ve just popped some Ambion so I’ll probably be going to sleep soon…I hear the Pitocin starts at 6am and the nurse is betting there will be a baby by “early afternoon.”

Good God, I hope so. So if anyone wouldn’t mind hosting some pics….let me know. I shoulda planned for this awhile ago. Blah.

NOOOOO!!!

Sunday, July 11th, 2004

It only makes sense to hook someone up to 300000 machines, including a damn IV in her wrist that really really hurts (I’m scared of needles so we’re not gonna restick to maybe make it better) and then pump her full of IV fluid to make her piss like a racehorse.

Combine that with the whole cooter thingie…..I change my mind. I don’t want to do this anymore. It’s only going to get worse.

Uhhhh…..

Sunday, July 11th, 2004

Again, I’m posting from Blogger so sometimes the pic doesn’t work. Just hit refresh and it will usually come up.

This is me in the hospital. Happy looking, aren’t I???

Start Blog Thru Birth Now

Sunday, July 11th, 2004

FYI– That nasal congestion you hear about in pregnancy? Well, it can also apply to cooters. As in swollen ass cooter. As in when they try to put in the Cervadil….well, I screamed in pain.

This is going to be fun….


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