We walked Greenlake twice yesterday, and the second time around contractions were 2 minutes apart (but weak). I decided to take Wendi to Swedish Ballard at 10 o'clock last night, hoping she was far enough along do they'd keep her and start inducing.
They put her on the monitor and immediately noticed the babies heartbeat had dropped three times below their safe levels...I had also explained that I was leaving town so we would love to have the baby sooner than later...our doctor was out of town so they called the on-call doctor in around 11:00 pm. We were a bit apprehensive because our doctor also delivered Cash, but Dr Emmanuel was amazing (as was our day nurse, Deb (more on her later)...
They put Wendi on petosin at 1:30 am and by 10:00 am today progress was slow...they finally kicked up the meds and by 4:30 Wendi was just about ready to start pushing...*but* Deb noticed something unusual and asked the doctor to do one more ultrasound to make sure baby was in the right place...
Turns out he wasn't - sometime during the day he switched around and was all of a sudden breach. That started a very quick process to do a C section and 30 minutes later baby Kingston was delivered. We had no time to even consider what was happening and for the past 30 hours we were gearing up for a natural birth. I was in scrubs and Wendi was in the operating room within minutes of learning of the breach.
God was clearly with us today in many ways - nurse Deb wasn't even supposed to work today but was called in at the last minute...from our on-call doctor to the surgeons to the nurses, everything worked according to His plan.
So at 5:04 pm Kingston van Louis Parriera was born, weighing in at a whopping 9 pounds, .06 ounces. Wendi and Kingston are both doing great - here are a few early pics (Cousin Jodi, the other half of theSnapsisters took more this evening):
I could write for days about all of the blessings today, in spite of the unexpected challenges - Jack Jr and Jeremy made it safely to Houston and I'll join them tomorrow - I haven't seen Jack Jr in 4 weeks and he hadn't seen his 'Cashy' in that same length of time. We need some rest so I'll continue later. Thank you always for your prayers!!!
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