Adeline’s Birth Story

by jessicaturner on July 1, 2011

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.

But, at about 6:00, the doctors came in to do the version, and it was successful!  Matthew, Angie and I all cried. Afterward I was given some oxygen.

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.

Adeline, just minutes after she was born

 

Daddy was very proud

In awe of this face

A moment to remember

Aunt Angie was there for Adeline's arrival

Matthew, Adeline and our midwives Linda and Sarah



{ 43 comments… read them below or add one }

Myra @ My Blessed Life July 1, 2011 at 2:22 pm

What a wonderful birth story, Jessica! Adeline is beautiful. :) Now my ovaries are itching. LOL!

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Jenny July 1, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Jessica – I followed Matthew’s and Angie’s tweets during your hospital stay. She is beautiful, what a sweet sweet face! And Aunt Angie looks delighted! Congratulations to your new family of 4!

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Jessica W July 1, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Thanks for sharing Jessica. So glad the version worked and you were able to deliver the way you had hoped. She is beautiful! Enjoy your sweet girl.

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mpt July 1, 2011 at 2:39 pm

I love you, baby.

And we make awesome babies.

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Jessica Turner July 1, 2011 at 5:51 pm

I agree. :) xo

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QuatroMama July 1, 2011 at 2:53 pm

So amazingly beautiful. Loved every word.

So proud of you, Jess!

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Becca July 1, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Adeline is stunningly gorgeous! It was incredibly special and wonderful of you to allow all of us into your very intimate moment. From the very bottom of my heart…thank you.

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Candace July 1, 2011 at 2:56 pm

congratulations, Turner family!! She is just beautiful and perfect!! My firstborn was 8lb. 10oz. She looks just like your hubby in nearly every picture I have seen!! :) hope you are getting a little rest!

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jackie carl July 1, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Love your story. I’m crying now from looking at the pictures.
Can’t really see to type. :-)
You have such a precious family. God has blessed you & Matthew. I know He will continue to poor out his faithfulness to you & your family as you serve Him.
Much Love & Hugs,
Jackie (Marion, IN)

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Cynthia Floyd Manley July 1, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Yes, y’all do make awesome babies. She is truly beautiful. I am not yet ready for grandchildren (my daughter is only 19) but I must admit to being truly captivated by this little girl, whom I haven’t even got to meet yet!

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Jessica Turner July 1, 2011 at 5:51 pm

I can’t wait for you to meet her!

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Linda July 1, 2011 at 3:22 pm

What a beautiful baby & thanks for sharing your birthing story with us! God bless & may you have a swift & easy recovery, enjoying this most special time with your sweet family.

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diana trautwein July 1, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Awwwww…..so precious. So glad you got the delivery you wanted and that Adeline is proving to be such a mellow baby. Rest up!

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Jess :) July 1, 2011 at 4:57 pm

I LOVE that the Lord was with all of you and provided a safe delivery for you and baby Adeline! What a BLESSING! I love all of the pics. SO cute. She is just beautiful and so are you! Thank you for sharing her birth story with all of us.

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Nikki July 1, 2011 at 5:14 pm

Very sweet. I remember reading about all of your horrible morning sickness way back when…soooo worth it now, right? :)
Now I’m going to be nosy — who took the pictures? They’re really nice. Did you get your camera fixed in time? Enjoy your first 4th of July as 4 Turners!

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Jessica Turner July 1, 2011 at 5:51 pm

Angie took the pictures and yes, my camera was fixed in time! :)

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Lulu July 1, 2011 at 7:25 pm

She’s adorable!! Thank you for sharing and hope you are recovering quickly. 2nd time’s much much easier (knock on wood). Happy 4th!

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jessicaturner July 1, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Well, some things have been easier. Some, not so much. :)

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Heather July 1, 2011 at 8:23 pm

Beautiful photos!!!

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Laura July 1, 2011 at 8:35 pm

I can’t believe how beautiful she is RIGHT AFTER BEING BORN. Amazing. Good job mama.

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jessicaturner July 1, 2011 at 10:01 pm

HA! We thought the same thing, though we are a bit biased. :) Thank you.

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Kathy Frank July 2, 2011 at 6:54 am

Thanks for sharing such great photos and letting us be a part of this special time. Can you share with us how and why you named your sweet baby Adeline? Love her name…it’s fit her. Love to hear the meaning behind it. You might have already posted it before and I missed it.

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jessicaturner July 2, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Yes, I have. You can read all about her name here: http://www.themomcreative.com/2011/04/her-name.html

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Mom July 2, 2011 at 8:50 am

Every picture a delight sweetheart….crying xoxo Mom

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sarah July 2, 2011 at 9:02 pm

i recognize one of your midwives from “one born every minute!” i forgot that show was taped at vanderbilt, right? so funny! i liked her in the episode i saw…she seemed REAL and straightforward and great. :)

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Ruthie July 5, 2011 at 9:21 am

I love your story…we just had our second baby on April 29 and it brings it all back…I cried when I saw the picture of you three just after she was born…that moment just after birth is so surreal. Congratulations again! :)

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Amanda Jones July 5, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Thank You, Lord! She is just beautiful.

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Adventures In Babywearing July 5, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Oh Jessica, I love her! So happy for you.

Steph

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Kate July 5, 2011 at 6:13 pm

She is so beautiful! Congratulations!

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Sami July 5, 2011 at 8:01 pm

Such sweet pictures! I can’t wait to hug you both!

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Millicent July 6, 2011 at 8:47 am

What a beautiful girl!!!! congrats!!!!

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debbie July 6, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Such a beautiful birth story and baby girl.. Congratulations.

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Queen of the Click July 6, 2011 at 10:34 pm

She’s perfect! Alleluia Praise God!

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Ann Voskamp@A Holy Experience July 7, 2011 at 12:28 am

Utterly exquisite… I love her so much it hurts!

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Renee July 7, 2011 at 3:09 pm

I read Angie’s blog and saw your sweet Adeline. My daughter’s name is Emma Adeline (16 y/o) after my two great-grandmothers (Emma Amelia) and (Mary Adeline). I’ve never seen another Adeline until now. Best wishes from Mississippi.

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{darlene} July 7, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Oh my! She is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!! And her name is lovely. And that first picture you posted here… she is amazing!! Congratulations!!

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Patricia @ Pollywog Creek July 7, 2011 at 7:45 pm

So. so. beautiful. Congratulations!

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Diana @ Starlight Writer July 7, 2011 at 11:04 pm

I am in awe of that face, too! Oh, she is soooo beautiful! Congratulations and may God bless your precious, growing family!

Diana

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Andrea @ Savings Lifestyle July 8, 2011 at 10:24 pm

Jess, she is so precious!! I just got my card today in the mail – my ovaries are aching!! Seriously, she’s perfect!! Hugs!!

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Robin July 9, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Jessica-
She is beautiful. Of course, you know I certainly think the name is beautiful. My grandmother, your grandmother and my father are looking down and smiling.
Congratulations!

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paige July 18, 2011 at 9:07 am

goodness gracious i have never seen such a sweet first face…oh my word…she’s gorgeous & perfect & yummy i’m certain
congratulations!!

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Linda August 5, 2011 at 2:24 pm

I did not realize how much she looks like Matthew!!!

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Nikki August 6, 2011 at 6:59 am

She’s so beautiful, such a perfect little face, congratulations! Such a blessing! Your story welled up tears in my eyes. I have a beautiful baby girl who was born Feb 3 (can’t believe it’s 6 months already!)

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