Sabrie Ann Moore made her debut appearance on Tuesday October 11, 2011, at 5:59 pm. She was 6 lb. and 5 oz. Her head was bruised pretty badly at first because of her fast entrance into the world. The bruising disappeared quickly, though, and Sabrie is just as beautiful as can be!
I had gone into early labor a week and a half earlier--and had been sent home still in labor! My doctor and hospital staff weren't going to allow Sabrie to be born too early. I took nefedimine (sp?) to keep Sabrie in for as long as possible. Hard labor began Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. The contractions were intense and painful and came faster and faster until there wasn't time to breathe in between them. Because of the low-pressure and unremitting contractions, I worried that we were going to have the baby right there on the side of the road! Fortunately, we arrived at the Show Low Summit Hospital just in time :-)!!
I had pre-determined that I would have a natural delivery--without an epidural (because of my 3 BAD experiences w/ epidurals in the past), but I was insisting on an epidural when I hit the transition period (dilation from 6-10 centimeters, which took only a half hour of time). I was shocked by the uncontrollable, inhuman amount of pain! Hunter was good NOT to allow me to have an epidural, but at the time, I was about to show him just how bad it hurt, and demand that I get some relief!!
My doctor came at that moment, and she too explained that I was beyond the point of medicinal help. Fortunately, just a few minutes later, I was pushing. Sabrie's arm was lodged beside her face, so she was stuck momentarily. At that moment, like many of the deliveries in the movies, I was screaming! Trying to breathe the pain away, I began hyperventilating, which caused my arms and my face to go numb. Of course, that scared me even more, and I panicked. Hunter coached me all the while, reminding me that our little girl needed me to fight through the pain. Because of the ever proliferating pain, I had forgotten about Sabrie, but Hunter's reminder was just what I needed to get through the final minutes. Sabrie was worth fighting for.
AND HERE SHE IS!! OUR 3rd MOORE PRINCESS!!!
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