|Carese and Rebekah|
|Mommy and Daddy get to look at their newest blessing. Together for the first time.|
All weekend I kept waiting for a call for her delivery. She called Sunday evening and was back in the hospital.
|Helping Ruth nurse in the recovery room.|
|I love my job!|
We tried to get her body to go into labor and even with a high dose of pitocin she was only having mild contractions. They decided to go ahead and break her water to see if that would speed things up. Again, it only mildly worked. Just a little before 1:00AM she stood up so that we could go for a walk. She had another significant gush of water and felt some pressure.
Her husband has been praying that this would be her easiest labor ever. I was amazed at the thought that perhaps she was complete, with almost no labor. Unfortunately, the pressure she felt was cord prolapse. From the time they diagnosed the prolapse until the baby was born, was 4 minutes! I am amazed at the quality of care she received.
I have done a lot of deliveries with this doctor and she was able to bend the rules to accommodate me! I was able to go to the special care nursery and take the baby into the recovery room to grant the mother's wish of skin to skin contact and breastfeeding as soon as possible. I am so thankful that the doctor's have great judgement and are able to perform lifesaving techniques as quickly as they do. Their sweet baby girl weighed in at 4 lbs 14 oz and was 18 3/4" long. She spent only a short time in the special care nursery and did not even need help breathing. She had strong muscle tone, beautiful color, and amazing reflexes! Praise God for his provision in maturing Carese's lungs and perfectly forming her body to be equipped to be born bore her due date.
This was definitely a different birth experience. I learned a lot and am even more convinced that we should trust our intuition, it is a gift from God.
Congratulations to Darryl and Ruth on the birth of Carese Faith!