Wednesday, December 26, 2007


Prayer Request

I'm a tad weary today, as Christmas evening was a bit eventful. About 4:30 P.M., Angela started having regular contractions. By 6:30 P.M., they were about 8 minutes apart. By midnight (now at St. Mary's Hospital), the contractions were closer together, stronger, but not strong enough. Plus, we were still at 1 cm dilation, even after walking the halls and trying other techniques to catalyze labor.

It was at this point that we had a heart-to-heart with our doctor. It seems that our hopes of a normal delivery were too pie in the sky. Our boy is simply toooooooo big.

The C-section is set for tomorrow morning. I'm not one to go asking for prayer requests on this blog at every turn, but I'm making an exception for this.


You got it. I went through the same situation. Had three VBAC's afterward without any trouble. Last one larger than the first! C's are easier to recover from, imo. So while it's a disappointment it's not all bad news.

God bless you all.
Kay -

You know, it isn't even a sense of disappointment. I'm kind of surprised by that.

Angela just wants the end to come. She's been completely miserable for well over a month now (and that's probably shorting her some tough months), and with being overdue...

Well, I guess the 9+ month adventure is near an end, with all new adventures to come.


My prayers are immediately dispatched for a safe delivery for the baby and Angela both. Nicole and I are praying for you.

I was delivered by C-section. I don't know what anyone else thinks, but I think I turned out alright.
My c-section recovery has been one of the hardest things I've had to go through in my life - over 6 months later, I'm still in pain - though less every day now. But I had some complications.

I really hope that your wife has a nice easy recovery. I'm sure Kay means well - but don't let anyone tell you or your wife that a c-section is the easy way out. Someone told me that and it was not helpful. It's major abdominal surgery - and then you're expected to take care of a new baby on top of it all!

Be good to your wife. Don't let her do too much.

Good luck.
I didn't intend to say a C-section was 'the easy way out'. For me, it was easier to recover from, despite being major surgery, than my VBACs. Your mileage will vary.

Certainly do not rush recovery. A great suggestion I received was to spend the first two weeks in my jammies and bathrobe. This reminded ME that I was still in recovery and reminded any well-meaning friends that dropped in that I wasn't really ready to receive visitors.

Hopefully, the C-section went well and mom and dad are giddy over the new Huddleston and the new Huddleston is healthy and content in his/her new world.
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