Baby J was born at 10:26 p.m. last night, via c-section. Poor mama and baby had a long, long day, but were doing well when we spoke to them after midnight. They induced early yesterday morning, but things didn’t go as planned. At one point, contractions were coming too quickly for baby to recover so they had to cut off the pitocin and then later start it back at a lower rate. Then at 9:00 they decided labor was not progressing – she had been at 5 cm for 3 hours. So they took her in for a c-section. That went all right until after the baby was removed and she immediately began feeling the pain of the surgery, so then they knocked her out to sew her back up. I’m bummed that they didn’t get the kind of delivery they wanted (I’m certainly well-acquainted with that experience!). The whole reason for the inducement was to avoid a c-section (they thought the baby was getting too big and didn’t want him to get any bigger). I can’t help but wonder if the inducement actually led to the c-section since perhaps if her body had been ready to labor she wouldn’t have stalled out at 5 cm. Of course, I’m not a medical professional, so who knows….
Anyway, it was rough going, but a happy ending. We are told that Baby J is absolutely beautiful. We will get to see for ourselves in 11 days!