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Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Hospital Update

Hello humzoo!

I'll try to update as much as possible throughout this process. It'll be much easier now that I have my laptop!!

At 11:30 pm last night I passed a rather large blood clot which scared the doctor. He tends to be easily panicked and jumps right to Pitocin induction. So, having said that, at 11:45 last night he came into my room and told us he wanted to do a Pit line and induce me. I politely told him no. He was shocked. I asked him point blank if the baby was okay, to which he answered yes. The heartrate was strong and steady. After a long, difficult, polite fight I told him that I wanted to sleep, be left alone and we'd discuss things more in the morning. He was very insistant on giving me a Pit line first thing today.

Okay....this morning around 9:30 I talked with the new resident doc on staff for today. We chose Cervidil, a prostaglandin insert, to see if that would start labor. Then we agreed that my water would be broken....THEN if after several hours of non productive labor/contractions/etc. we'd discuss a low dose of Pitocin.

The Cervidil seemed to work. About 2:20 pm today contractions started and by 3:30 they were 5-10 mins apart. I decided to get some rest. The lead doctor, Dr. Strong, came in. I'd never met him before. He's fantastic! He has the best sense of humor!! At 3:30 I fell asleep. I had some contractions that woke me. And they are back so I know they are "real".

He said the baby was a normal size, not too big and that everything looked WONDERFUL!!

Maybe tonight will be when we'll meet our little one?


31 Comments
nheinzel
Very excited for you, Ashley and Richie!! God speed to your little pineapple!
!   Sunday, April 10, 2011
k8day
Good Luck Ashley! As long as you and the baby are doing great, hang in there! You can do this!
K8Day   Sunday, April 10, 2011
nikideaton
Good luck! I had cervadil the night before I was induced with Dylan and it helped tremendously. Hopefully you will get to meet your new little pineapple soon!
niki   Sunday, April 10, 2011
SallyPants
You're almost there! Best of luck! Thinking of you guys tonight.
SallyPants   Sunday, April 10, 2011
willnbek
You go girl!!!!!

Bek
WillnBek.com   Sunday, April 10, 2011
TheNichols
Great news...can't wait to hear the rest of the story! We will be watching for updates.
You can do it!
Emmy Ann   Sunday, April 10, 2011
jef
That's exciting! Good luck!
jef   Sunday, April 10, 2011
igna83
Go Ashley! Go Richie!! Come. On. LP!!!
Angi   Sunday, April 10, 2011
SarahS
So exciting! Good luck to you all! I'll be thinking positive thoughts for you.
Snelly   Sunday, April 10, 2011
lgrant
Sounds like you have things under control. Rest and keep us in the loop!!
LGrant   Sunday, April 10, 2011
koenig
checking your blog first thing this morning to look for any news!!! thinking about you and want you to know that you are an inspiration to all who want to birth naturally in a hospital!!! you are FAB! can't wait to hear what is next :)
holland koenigs   Monday, April 11, 2011
reera
Checking in-just want you to know that we area all in your corner!
dannie   Monday, April 11, 2011
merritttise
Good luck!
Merritt   Monday, April 11, 2011
spike
Hoping LP is here soon or has already arrived.
Spike   Monday, April 11, 2011
_DELETED_ckraus
We're all thinking of you and sending good thoughts.
Carol   Monday, April 11, 2011
lgrant
I'll leave the good news and official announcement to Ashley and Richie but Ashley has delivered the baby and mom and baby are doing great. LP's uncle announced it at my office.
LGrant   Monday, April 11, 2011
SarahS
I can't wait to hear from them now!
Snelly   Monday, April 11, 2011
sandd
Woo! So good to hear!
sandd   Monday, April 11, 2011
dazedpink
So exciting, thanks Linda!!! Can't wait to hear the official news!
Jules   Monday, April 11, 2011
runt
YAY for babies!!!! Now they need to hurry up and tell us about it. lol
runt   Monday, April 11, 2011
I had all kinds of dreams about you last night.
Hope all is going well. Can't wait to hear all about it!
EmmyAnn   Monday, April 11, 2011
_DELETED_ckraus
Great news!
Carol   Monday, April 11, 2011
k8day
Good news! Can't wait to hear all the details!!
K8Day   Monday, April 11, 2011
igna83
YAY! YAY!! YAY!!! Cannot WAIT to hear from Ashley - will be checking for an update as soon as I get back from picking up Galvin from Kindergarten!
Angi   Monday, April 11, 2011
lgrant
I guess uncles at work have more time to share the news than busy new parents. I'm sure Ashley or Richie will update Humzoo as soon as they have a moment. I wouldn't spoil their surprise and fun for anything! :)
LGrant   Monday, April 11, 2011
reera
Not fair, LGrant! LOL!
dannie   Monday, April 11, 2011
lgrant
I could be less fair, Dannie and tell you I've seen a picture! LOL
LGrant   Monday, April 11, 2011
UPDATE!!!
We need one!
EmmyAnn   Monday, April 11, 2011
reera
Now that's rubbing it in!
dannie   Monday, April 11, 2011
lgrant
HAHA...I did hold that back until harassed. :) I haven't heard more than baby born xx weight, xx height, xx sex, mother and baby doing great. That's all I've been told...oh, and the photo. :D
LGrant   Monday, April 11, 2011
girlcarew
Glad to hear the cervadil worked (worked for me too). CAn't wait to hear more!!
girlcarew   Monday, April 11, 2011
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