Graham Brewer Dennie is Born!

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7 pounds, 15 ounces
21.75 inches

Mom and baby are doing great!

9:08 p.m. - The nurse is back and just checked Tara again. She said it was time to start pushing. She was going to get set up, call Dr. Phillips and we are going to see if we can have a baby tonight!

8:30 p.m. - The nurse was back in for a check. She says Tara is at a "9" and is going to make it. Tara said, "Today?" And the nurse said she thought so. So now we are hoping before 10:00 p.m. she can at least start pushing. She did have the anesthesiologist came back for another dose of the epidural and is pain free again.

7:43 p.m. - Dr. Phillips is back. He still thinks the baby is moving down. He says 8 to 9. So the first time for him to mention a 9. He told Tara to hang in there. She's doing really good. I even managed to sneak away for a few minutes to grab some supper in the cafeteria with the Brocks and Stephanie.

7:05 p.m. - Dr. Phillips was back again for another check. Still at an 8 but the heart rate is good and baby continues to move back down. It is a Dennie pregnancy because we've made the shift change. Nicole is leaving us and Denise is joing us for the night shift. The nursing students also left disappointed they didn't get to assist with the delivery.

6:20 p.m. - Dr. Phillips was back for another check. He confirmed the baby had moved some but the head is turned up so he tried to adjust. He said let's wait a little longer to see what happens. Tara is feeling okay.

5:47 p.m. - We've slowed down a bit. It appears the baby is not quite ready to join us. He/she had actually moved back in and over to the side a bit. They mentioned the possibility of a c-section but in the last 15 minutes the baby has moved back over again. So we'll give the little one a little more time to do its thing.

5:04 p.m. - The nurse has returned and this time she brought friends - two nursing students. Our nurse said she had a favor - I'm guessing they are going to help with the delivery.

4:30 p.m. - Dr. Phillips just stopped by and confirmed Tara was at an "8." But he thought the baby's head had gone backwards a bit. They had turned off the pitossin earlier, when Tara's blood pressure dropped and the baby's heartbeat showed some vulnerability, which slowed the contractions. Dr. Phillips said to start the pitossin back (they do that gradually). I think he was going to get some supper and asked the nurse to page him.

4:08 p.m. - She's now at an "8."

3:48 p.m. - Tara is still at a "7" but the nurse said the baby has dropped a bit more.

3:18 p.m. - Tara's blood pressure dropped a bit after the epidural. They hooked her up to some oxygen and got the blood pressure stablized. The nurse also checked and said Tara was at "7." She said when the baby comes, it will probably come pretty quick. Tara is taking a little nap before all the excitement.

2:21 p.m. - Good news! The epidural is working and Tara is much happier. They have set her with a epidural pump which will deliver the good medicine as she needs it.

2:11 p.m. - The anesthesiologist started the epidural procedure around 1:13. At around 1:41, Tara had decided it didn't take since she was still feeling the pain. They decided to do another epidural so they had to start over. Right now we are waiting to see if this one takes - Tara hopes so!

1:00 p.m. - Dr. Phillips was back to check on Tara. He said she was at a "5" and we might have a baby before supper. Tara said she was ready for the epidural so they have called the anesthesiologist.

12:00 p.m. - Tom came by and took Robby and Tommye to lunch down at McBryde's. Viriginia stayed with Tara. And Dana came back to check in.

11:20 a.m. - The nurse was back into to check on Tara. She said she was at a "4" to "5".

11:10 a.m. - Bro. Paul stopped in and had prayer with us.

10:20 a.m. - The Mom's have arrived. Virginia got here around
10:10 and Tommye was in here just a few minutes later.

9:40 a.m. - How does this work? Tara's contraction monitor shows she is having contractions every few minutes and what is she doing? Sleeping! She said was going to take a quick nap and get rested up.

9:00 a.m. - The anesthesiologist stopped by to complete the paper work. She said most people aren't interested in answering questions when they are ready for the epidural. She went through the process with Tara and said to call when ready.

8:17 a.m. - Dr. Phillips stopped by to check on Tara and break her water. He said she was at a "2". After breaking her water, he said she could have an epidural anytime she wanted.

8:00 a.m. - Dana stopped in to say hello.

7:41 a.m. - Dr. Bruce stopped by for a quick prayer and check in on us. Soon after, the nurse offically started the potossin drip. (click here for a quick video)

7: 26 a.m. - We made it to the hospital around 6:45 a.m. Doyle Moore was waiting on us in the waiting room. He had prayer with us and then we in at labor & delivery. Our nurse, Nicole, took us to room 5. Tara changed into her gown and filled out all the paperwork. She was soon hooked up to a contraction monitor, baby heart beat monitor and blood pressure monitor. She said Tara was already having some contractations (although undetectable to Tara at this point). She's inserting her IV now and will soon start her own pitossin.

5:30 a.m. - I am up (barely) and Robby is running. The kids are sleeping and will go to school later today. We are planning on heading to the hospital around 6:30. My guess is we will have a baby around 5 (hopefully, much, much earlier). We plan on keeping the blog updated if possible.


The Proctors said...

Praying for you guys!!! Love the play by play! It's keeping me entertained today!

Amber said...

We are thinking about you! Can't wait to find out boy or girl and the long awaited name choice!

Our Family said...

i'm waiting on pins and needles. keep the updates coming!! -amy

TheLundy4 said...

Watching, waiting, praying! Hope all goes well! Can't wait! I guess there is some fun in not knowing the sex or the name ;) The anticipation... the agony... keeps us more tuned in. I say it's a boy weighing 8 lbs. 5 ozs. Not even going to try on the name, but if I think of something good, i'll let you know ;)

Our Family said...


Jill said...

Praying for you guys!!!!

TheLundy4 said...

Hang in there, Tara! We're praying right now... me and Jaden! I agree with the Proctors! I have been on this blog more today than ever I think :), well maybe not, but almost. Makes me feel like I'm there... kind of.

Holloway Family said...

precious...congratulations to all of yall!

TheLundy4 said...

Congratulations! Yea! Precious baby boy... and I called it and was only 5.something ounces off! So happy for you all! I knew it would be a last name for the first name, though... i should have called that too. Oh, well. Again, congratulations!

Jennifer May said...