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