Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Stubborn Little Boy

Well, I know we posted last time that it would be Camden's birthday soon, but he really didn't think that was a good idea. He is pretty content right where he is!! Hillary was induced Monday morning at 9:00 am and started the pitocin (synthetic oxytocin that your body produces to push you into contractions/labor). She got the full dose at around 1:00 pm, and stayed on that dose about 14 hours. The progression was VERY slow and Hillary didn't feel contractions regularly until about midnight and with increased intensity around 2 am...but only if she was laying down. Once she was up on a ball or walking around the contractions went away which is an indicator of false labor. She was no further dialated but about 75% thinned out, which is not good progress in 24 hours.
The OB suggested to go home get some rest, see her on Thursday and maybe set up another appointment to be induced again next Tuesday...we hope it happens before then. Pretty discouraging news after Hill worked really hard and we had a long day of anticipation and medical procedures. It is tough when you wait so long to meet your little baby and have to go home without him. So, keep us in your thoughts and prayers and pray for peace, courage and strength. We are so blessed that even though our little punk kid is stubborn, he is still really healthy with a good strong heartbeat and seems to have a mind of his own already. Thanks for all of your concerns and love. We can feel the support of family and friends. We will post again SOON to update everyone. This time, no pre-mature happy birthday wishes!!!

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Camden loves to smile, laugh, and be a busy boy. Kendall has her daddy right where she wants him!!