Wednesday, April 11, 2007

More pictures!

Post Op

The birth was quite an experience. I don't think I ever have been quite so excited and scared at the same time! I'm not sure if Theresa was shaking from the drugs, or the nervousness, probably both!

After our little Gabrielle was out and about (thanks to all of the skilled doctors, nurses, aides, etc.), I got to watch the doctors take care of Gabrielle and make sure she was ok. 10 fingers, 10 toes, and blueberry-ish in color, but she was perfect!

After the operation was complete, they wheeled Theresa and our new baby back to the labor delivery room, where Theresa got to try nursing for the first time. After a little quiet time, some family members got to join in on the fun.

Welcome Gabrielle Renae Walker!!!

Gabrielle Renae Walker
Born at 7:24pm, via C-Section
7 lbs, 14 ounces
20.47 inches
Mother and baby are doing great!

Pre Op

Ok, when I said "fun", I meant not very much fun at all! Theresa went through quite a bit of pain until receiving the epidural, or "block" close to 3pm. After that, we had some complications.

Theresa was dilated to an 8 (out of 10), but the baby's heart rate was lowering after each contraction. This meant we had to turn off the Pitocin medication, which is what helps create the contractions.

In addition, the baby was not lowering into position correctly. Dr. Lowden believed that the umbilical cord was probably wrapped around the baby's head, or possibly that the baby's just could not pass through the birth canal correctly.

So after roughly 12 hours of labor, it was decided that it was time to have a c-section. I put on scrubs, Theresa was given some more medication, and they wheeled us down to the operating room.

Labor Time!

Theresa and I went to Wesley Hospital at 6:30am on Tuesday morning.

She was induced with Pitocin and was also given some other antibiotic medication.
Here's a couple of photos before the fun began:

Monday, April 09, 2007

Tomorrow Is The BIG Day!

Well, today is Theresa's due date! We are scheduled to go to the hospital at 6:30am for Theresa to be induced. We thought our little girl would be rushing out to meet us, but we'll just have to help her out a little bit. Stay tuned!

Here's some Easter pictures!

This doesn't look quite right!

That looks a little better!