June 7, 2001
The last appointment with Dr. Riojias was today.
July 1, 2001
Nathan's mom threw a baby shower for the baby and us. Received alot of really nice gifts at
the shower, and meet some really nice people. Thank you for all the nice gifts.
July 10, 2001
Decided to start looking for a house.
July 12, 2001
Meet Dr. Cunningham for the first time, seems really nice. Heartbeat was nice and strong.
July 14. 2001
Found a house at 515 Keeton in Rolla. Signed the disclosure and will be at the bank Monday
July 17, 2001
We both went to the child birth class today. Some useful information but really geared down to
the general public.
July 26, 2001
Went to a rountine appointment. Everything went fine.
August 6, 2001
Closed on house, moving in tomorrow.
August 14, 2001
Doctor appoinment today, went as usual. Also went to breast-feeding class in the pm. Meet
some nice people. Felt first real irregular contrations, went away when we went to bed though.
August 20, 2001
Attended a Child Safety and Infant/Child CPR class.
August 21, 2001
Finally lost my "mucus plug"-- YEAH!
August 23, 2001
Week 39. Went to Dr. Cunningham, checked my cervix. Was 1 cm dialted. Also lost a pound.
August 31, 2001
It's a girl!
Emily Anne Neulinger, 1:07 AM on 08/31/2001. 8lbs 2oz, 21.5" long, 13.5"
head, 13.5" chest. Lots of thick brown hair (explains all the heartburn
if you go by that).
Lots of pictures at: http://www.neulinger.org/album/emily/
The complete story for anyone who didn't get it: Went in for regular
checkup on tuesday afternoon, Donna's blood pressure was very high and
had protein in urine, signs of preeclampsia (pregnany induced
hypertension). Dr. Cunningham didn't like that, so sent us over to OB to
be admitted and monitored for induction. Blood pressure calmed down that
evening, so she decided to not induce that night, but scheduled
induction for Thursday morning at 7:30, we should get there at 6:00.
Thursday morning we get there at 6:00 or so, but unfortunately, they had
a mad rush of women in labor, so wound up pushing off induction till
11:20 when they started potosin drip. Bag of waters was broken at 1:00
or so. 12 hours later, Donna still hadn't dilated any further, even
though she was having regular contractions. (Epidural was put in around
7:00pm) At that point, along with some other vital sign monitoring, Dr.
Cunningham decided that a C-Section was pretty much required. (In fact,
afterwards, we found out that emily was not even down in Donna's pelvis,
but was much higher up, so Donna likely would never have gone into full
labor. Apparently there was something about the shape of Donna's pelvis
that caused this.) C-section was completed around 1:25, baby born at
1:07. Emily scored a 9 and 9 on apgars. Both mom and baby are doing
great. Donna is quite sore, and will be in hospital for next 2-3 days in