Today started with a phone call from Sean at 7am, Molly and he were on their way to the hospital, Long Beach Memorial. She had been in labor for approx. 4 hours and her contractions were coming every 5 minutes. She was admitted immediately and Dr. Tamarah Manning was called. Around 11am she was given an epidural and felt comfort instantly. We thought things would move along now smooth and fast, but when Molly was checked by the Dr. about an hour later she was at 4 cm and 80% effaced which by its self is not so bad but the baby's heart rate was dropping after every contraction and that was of concern. Dr Manning told us that if this pattern continues they would need to do a C-section. Then at 1:15 they started pitosin to induce labor more intensely, but when checked again she hadn't changed and Tallulah's heart rate was still dropping after each contraction and the contractions were now much closer together so Dr. Manning made the call, It was time for a Cesarean. It would be to hard on both Molly and Tallulah to allow them to labor for what was expected to be hours and hours to get her to the point of delivery and then the question remained weather or not the delivery would happen on it's own, this was to great a risk and nothing was more important then the safety of Molly and baby. Things moved very quickly now, nurses scattered to their positions and she was in the OR within 15 min. Sean was taken in about 15 min. after that. It was now about 2:45. Tallulah Day Ireland was born into our world at 3:25 pm on September 21st 2008, she weighed in at 8lbs 8oz and 20" in length. She has dark hair and dark eyebrows with a tiny nose and big pouty beautiful lips. We are so excited and anxious to spoil her rotten. Molly and Baby are doing great!
Congratulations to Sean and Molly, Job well done!!!!