On September 28, 2009, I had my 39 OB week checkup. While I was there, my

blood pressure was 144/100, so the doctor decided to send me to the

hospital. My mom, Paul, and I arrived at the hospital around 2 pm. I was put

into triage and the nurse hooked me up to the monitors. I was having

contractions, but they were not too close together. They were going to send

me home, but my bloodwork came back with a high protein level and a low

platelet count. Apparently, they told me that I had preeclampsia. I was

admitted to L&D in the evening. I was started on Magnesium because of the

risk of having seizures. I was also started on Pitocin for induction. The

contractions were not bad at all at that time, but when I was starting to

have pain, I asked for the epidural. The anesthesiologist stuck me four

times before he was able to get it. I was still feeling the pain on the

right side, so he had to keep coming back throughout the night to give me

more pain medication in my IV. The doctors came in throughout the night to

check me. In the early morning of September 29th, the anesthesiologist told

me that he could not give me anymore pain medication because of the risk of

overdose. He told me I had an option of just sticking through the pain or

having it pulled out and putting another one in. I told him to take it out

and a different anesthesiologist put another one in. I could totally feel

the difference. My legs were totally numb and my pain was gone. Around 11

am, the doctor came in to check me and I was at a 6/100% effaced/0. She told

me that since I had not gone any further with dilation, she thought it would

be best for a c-section. I consented to the c-section. They wheeled me into

the OR and got me prepped for the c-section. Paul was allowed in the OR room

while they were prepping me. I could hear the doctors and nurses talking and

the music playing in the room. I was so happy when I heard our baby cry. The

chief anesthesiologist told us that our baby was a boy. I asked Paul what

gender he was told at the 20 week U/S and he told me that our baby was going

to be a girl. The doctors handed our son to Paul, so I could see him. After

I saw him for a few minutes, they went to the recovery room. I was stitched

up and I went into the recovery room. After recovering, I went back to my

original room.

We named him Robert Paul Lamb IV.
Time: 11:45 am
Weight: 6 lb 15 oz
Length: 19.25 in

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Oct. 20, 2009 at 11:47 AM

Congrats!!!!! I'm so happy for you and your husband.

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Oct. 20, 2009 at 12:05 PM

I am so happy for you!!!

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Oct. 20, 2009 at 12:41 PM

Awww!!!!  Congratulations!  I'm so happy for you!

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Oct. 20, 2009 at 8:05 PM

glad to hear your baby story!  I'm glad you are home and hope all is well.

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Oct. 21, 2009 at 2:56 AM

awww melinda....Im so glad everything went okay, besides all the epidural complications.  Im so happy for you.  Please keep me and my husband in prayer as we are still TTC.  I never knew it was going to be this hard.  But God is in control.  He is adorable Melinda!!!  Its kinda funny tho, how Paul thought the whole time it was a girl, lol.   Love ya :)

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Oct. 21, 2009 at 7:01 PM

Congrats! Glad to hear everything worked out for you! Imagine if you had known the sex all along and you'd BOTH been planning for a girl!

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Oct. 21, 2009 at 9:36 PM

I am so glad that everything went well for you! How funny that Paul was told it was a girl...good thing you didn't go crazy on buying pink stuff.  Well, there you both were surprised...how fun! Congrats Mel and can't wait to meet him...just let me know when you are up for visitors.

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Oct. 26, 2009 at 11:36 PM


  Congrats!!! I am so happy for you and your hubby :)

   happy halloween

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