Charlotte “Charlie” Ella Rick Yudell was born at 7:23am and is healthy and beautiful. She weighed in at 7 lbs 12 oz and is 21 inches long.
After more than 24 hours of laboring, and with progress having ground to a halt, we are going to move ahead with a C-section in a few hours (unless Jacqui’s cervix of steel decides to open up).
So, the Rick-Yudell clan is soon to grow.
Updates in a few hours…
For those of you old enough to remember Jacqui’s cervix of steel from 3 years ago… it’s back.
Jacqui was progressing and in full labor. She was 4cm and 80% effaced. But at around 10pm things came to a screeching halt. Following a few hours of contractions every 2-3 minutes, Jacqui slowed to contractions every 5-7 minutes.
Someone is incredibly stubborn.
They have given her a small dose of pitosin to see if they can get this train moving again.
Things are moving along here, and we have graduated from the PETU to Labor & Delivery.
Jacqui started having intense contractions last night at 2:30am that finally graduated to real labor at around 5pm this afternoon.
We are excited and awaiting Baby Grover’s (Sophia’s name for the baby) arrival.