On Wednesday, June 22, we had to be to the hospital at 12:30 for a 2:30 scheduled version. The three scenarios we were prepared for:
- Adeline would no longer be breech and the midwives would induce labor
- Adeline would be breech, we would do a version and it would be successful. We would then induce labor.
- Adeline would be breech, we would do a version and it would not be successful. I would have a csection.
Because of the possibility of a csection, I couldn’t eat after 6:30 am, so I was very hungry by the time we arrived to the hospital.
Unfortunately, several emergency csections arose, which caused my version to be delayed by several hours.
Shortly after, there was a shift change and one of my favorite midwives, Soheyl came on. She said that I could eat something bland like a baked potato before they induced my labor. Matthew got me a bagel with butter and some rice. A bagel has never tasted so good!
Unfortunately, because of the version, my stomach was upset and I threw it up. So, it was just some juice for me. The put me on pitocin and got labor going.
At one point, I started to have a “hot spot” where the epidural was not working well. To make matters worse, every time I had a contraction, I not only felt it, but Adeline’s heart rate would decrease, which caused concern. After some monitoring and inserting a heart monitor into the top of Adeline’s head (while she was still inside of me), Soheyl determined Adeline was okay because her heart rate would go right back up. Therefore, we could proceed with regular labor.
We continued to increase the pitocin over night and in the early morning broke my bag of waters.
At 7 am on June 23, it was time for Soheyl to go home and my regular midwife, Linda was on, along with a midwife in training, Sarah. We knew pushing was not far off, and Linda encouraged me that I could do it and that I needed to if I didn’t want a csection (which by this point some of the doctors on staff at the hospital wanted to do).
At 8:35 I started pushing and Adeline was born at 9:06 am. She was 8 lbs. 10 oz. and was simply perfect! She didn’t even cry – just was bright eyed and sweet for the moment she entered the world.