ER Triage Our midwife, Erin, had baby Felicity and flew straight into the ER where a team started getting Felicity's baseline vitals. Colby and Chelsey caught up, but then Chelsey became extremely lightheaded. As baby headed upstairs to NICU, Chelsey got her own ER bed. Between 13:30 and 16:00, both Chelsey and Felicity got fluids, and had blood-work and some tests run.
Chelsey's blood work showed a very high white blood cell count, even for post-labor, but after two bags of saline, that number had dropped sufficently and she did not need to be admitted.
Post Delivery As Chelsey and baby got checked out following the delivery, Chelsey was recovering well but baby Felicity was beginning to decline. Baby was very pink soon after birth, but was slowly becoming more pale purple. Our midwife, Erin, noticed how her color and breathing was not quite normal. After trying to remove fluid, Felicity's breathing did not clear up. We got Felicity on some blow-by oxygen while we talked options. At Erin's recommendation, we all headed to CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Francis hospital ER around 13:30.
Active Labor and Delivery Chelsey went into labor around midnight Monday. Colby and Chelsey met the midwife (Erin) at Labor of Love Birth Center in Tyler around 3:40 am Tuesday. Chelsey was dilated to 7cm and 100% effaced already. Our Doula (Colleen) and Photographer came shortly there-after. Chelsey labored in a tub for several hours, before moving to a room to start pushing. Two long hours of pushing later, Felicity Kate was born (amid cheering, clapping, praise, and tears) at 8:25 am, weighing 8lb 7oz, measuring 21" long.
Early labor Colby and Chelsey hosted three Burleson kids all day Monday, 8/28. Chelsey rested most of the day feeling like she had contracted a stomach bug while Colby baby-sat. Chelsey didn't feel like eating or drinking most of the day and we didn't recognize symptoms as related to early labor
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