Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Birth and Delivery Updates

Hi guys! This is Steph's sister Melissa and I will be blogging for her today. As I'm typing this at 7:51 her time she's had pitocin and they've broken her water. She's having some strong contractions right now.Brooklyn may be born sooner rather than later today! I'll be updating as I get info so stay tuned.
10:30 am

Steph said when she was last checked she was dilated at 2. She said things are moving slowly.
1:30 pm

No baby yet, Karen!*wink*

Steph just got her epidural in the last hour or so and they checked her to see how far she'd dilated. She's at a 3.

That's it.

I'm sure she's not thrilled at her progress so far. lol.My mom said her contractions are stronger and closer together. She is in pain but the epidural is helping. She is also starving but obviously can't eat anything until after the baby is born.Waylon is doing wonderfully and is staying very calm.
I'll post again once I hear anything. Thanks for reading!
1:50 pm
Steph complained that even with the epidural she was feeling her contractions really strongly and was in a lot of pain. So they checked her and found out it hadn't been administered properly the first time. So she is having it re-done.
3:30 pm

They just checked her again. She's dilated to a 7! So it seems like she's making good progress. Her epidural is working just fine now so she's been sleeping through her contractions. Her mother in law and my brother Bryan are there now waiting in the waiting room.

Steph is starting to push as I type this! Let's hope it won't be long and Brooklyn will cooperate.
6:00 pm

Steph dilated to 10, pushed for an hour and the baby would not pass through her pubic bone. The doctor said she's too big and pushing any longer would probably be futile. Steph just went in for C-section.My mom said she was exhausted and when the doctor told her to stop pushing she laid back down and went to sleep! So now we're just waiting for the news of Brooklyn's birth.
6:16 pm

Brooklyn Alivia is born! Weighing in at 9lbs 6oz. Length has yet to be determined. My mom called to tell me the news while they were standing by the nursery window watching her getting cleaned up. My mom said she's perfect and an absolute doll. She thinks she looks like Katelyn and Madelyn and Steph all at the same time! lol
I have to admit, I'm a little teary eyed!
My parents, brother, Waylon's parents and friend Stefanie McNeely were there for the birth.
Can't wait to see pictures!


Mini Cakes for Many Occasions* said...

YAY!!! :)

Aileen said...

Melissa, thanks for keeping everyone updated on Steph's progress!

perrymanponderings said...

You're very welcome :o)

Karen said...

Any baby yet?

Stef and Jared said...

oh no!!!!!

Ashlee said...

Oh man that stinks. Hopefully now she cant feel a thing. And hopefully that baby will come soon.

Karen said...

Ok, we are rolling now that she is a 7... shouldnt be too much longer. YAY!

Mini Cakes for Many Occasions* said...

Thank the Lord! We will keep praying!

Lydia said...

Sounds like Grace! As soon as she gets the epidural, her body gets busy dilating. I hope it won't be much longer! Thanks again for the updates!

Karina said...

Can't wait for more updates! Hope everything continues to move along smoothly and Steph stays strong!!! It'll all be worth it in the end....

Ashlee said...

Very cool. Congrats to Stephanie and Waylon.