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A Turn of Events

June 27th, 2008

First off, thanks to my sweet and gracious hubby for the guest posts over the last few days.   I needed a break!

So.  I’m having a c-section after all.

You see, on my birthday Wednesday, Casey found the detailed journaling he did of the night Kenny was born, and printed it out, thinking that we’d have fun reading it together as we prepare for the birth of this little Baboo.   Oh my, I am so glad he did!   It turns out that what I had remembered about my labor leading up to the unplanned c-section was not entirely accurate: I actually got to 4 centimeters after about 18 hours of labor, and was given the epidural (I thought I had never progressed beyond 2!).   At that point, the doctor on call also broke my water.   Another 2 and and a half hours passed, and I was only at 5.   After four more hours, I was still at 5, running a fever, and my cervix was swollen.   The doctor offered to give me pitocin, saying that in my case it may not work, and offered the alternative of a c-section.   I apparently asked her what she would do if she were me, and she said, “section,” so we did!   A little different story than the simpler one I’d remembered in my drugged up state!

Thursday I called my OB and told him what we found.   He said, “Hm.   This changes things.”   Then said that my success ratio was going to be more like 50/50, as opposed to 75% or so… and asked if I wanted to go ahead and schedule surgery.


Unfortunately, there are NO c-section spots left for the next week.   So, this incredible man has offered to deliver the baby either tomorrow, when he’s on call at the hospital, or Sunday, on his day off.   Wow.   I have to call at 9 am tomorrow and see how full the Labor&Delivery ward is, and then will either go in right away, or wait until Sunday morning at 9.   Crazy.

I’ll keep you all posted!


  1. Lindsay says

    GOOD LUCK…too bad to hear about the longer recovery, but it sounds like you have quite a supporting cast to help you through it all. Can’t wait to hear names and gender! I am off to wikipedia the dates to see if I would have a preference in blogland as to when the baby is born…heheheh. Good day!

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  2. Joy says

    Congrats and Best of Luck!!!

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  3. Andrea says

    As long as you and the baby are healthy that is all that really counts! I can’t wait to hear the good news when it comes!

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  4. Suzi says

    Godspeed Mommy and Baboo!! Can’t wait to hear. We love you guys.

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  5. Becky says

    How exciting!! It once agains confirms that we never have control – God always does. I’m so happy for you all and can’t wait to hear to good news!

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  6. Debbie says

    Good luck and prayers are with you! God must be looking down on you to have you go through that and remember the full story before you went into labor. Enjoy holding your new little one!

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  7. Aunt Syl says

    How exciting!! Just remember, if the baby is a girl, your grandmother wants you to name her “Ruby.” My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Aunt Syl

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  8. Gramma says

    There is magic in the air, Kristjana, as we all await our new little one. We are sitting tight awaiting Casey’s call and then will head north with brand new camera in hand. love you all sooooo much. gramma

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  9. Amanda says

    Just a quick note to say I absolutely love reading your blog, and wish you the best of luck this weekend! 🙂 How exciting!!

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  10. Milaka says

    Wow! What a turn of events!!! And what a blessing that you and Casey discovered this information. I’m sorry that you won’t get the delivery that you had really wanted, but isn’t God wonderful to lead you to the delivery that HE wanted?!? And without major trauma! 😉

    I’ll be praying for you and your family. Many blessings and prayers for a safe and happy delivery! Can’t wait to see the little one!

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