Sunday, October 2, 2016

Charity Joy Pope - The Birth Narrative


Name: Charity Joy Pope
APGAR Score: 8 and 9
Length: 20.5 in
Weight: 11 lbs 5.3 oz
Time:10:52 am

Birth Narrative: On Saturday, October 1, 2016, the Pope family went shopping in Johnstown, PA to see if the walking would put Kendra into labor. We returned home around 6:30 pm. During the car ride home, Kendra started having contractions. They got closer in time but not stronger in intensity. Considering we were 3 days after the September 28 due date, we wanted to be more safe than sorry. So at 9:07 pm we left for Conemaugh Hospital in Johnstown, PA. The contractions slowed some, so we decided to take a walk around Walmart to see if they would pick back up. After walking for a couple of hours, we were going to head home, but wanted to be safe. So we went to the ER to get Kendra checked. After monitoring her and making her walk a bit more, the Pope's returned home at 2:00 am, 4 cm and 40% effaced. At 6:30 am on the morning of Sunday, October 2, 2016, a contraction woke Kendra up and we left for the hospital around 7:40 am. We arrived at the hospital around 8:30 am. Our nurse, Terra, first checked Kendra at 8:47 am and she was 8 cm and 70%. Around 9:40 am the midwife saw some fluid and thought Kendra's water broke, but after checking her recognized the water hadn't ruptured. The actual water rupture took place at 10:07 am. The first push started around 10:40, and the official delivery time is 10:52 am. There was some concern about blood sugar levels because of Charity's size, but she latched very well and there was no need to supplement with formula. Mommy and baby are both resting. Praise the Lord for a healthy delivery and a healthy. Thank you as well for praying for us, with us, and over us in this process. Grace and Peace. 

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