The Real World: Wilmington

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Elly’s Fashionably Late Arrival August 20, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christine @ 1:55 am

Jamie and I checked into the hospital on Monday night after timing contractions for a few hours at home. My contractions sort of ruined the “last supper” of crab legs we had prepared because we were scheduled to check into the hospital the next afternoon to begin the induction process. Mother nature had other plans for us… 

The Last Supper

The Last Supper

We were scared but excited that labor had finally begun! I didn’t last too long before demanding, I mean of course politely asking, for an epidural. Once that took effect Jamie and I were able to relax through the night and watch some TV, although there’s not too much on in the middle of the night aside from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. I did have a chance to impress Jamie with my knowledge of the theme rap though.

Things were going great until the epidural decided to start wearing off in addition to my dilation coming to a standstill despite lots of contractions. The doctor told us our little one might be stuck since she was predicted to be so big so Jamie and I talked it over and decided to go the c-section route, which was the right choice because it turns out she was stuck and facing the wrong way! Surgery was scary but we were so thankful for the care we received. Anyways, a mere 17 hours after labor began (but who’s counting) we had our baby girl!!!

Proud Daddy and Brand New Daughter

Proud Daddy and Brand New Daughter


One Response to “Elly’s Fashionably Late Arrival”

  1. Aimee Says:

    WELCOME Elly Grace!!!!! Congrats on your new baby girl!

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