Sunday, November 12, 2006
My Last Picture Being Pregnant
Here's the Story:
For all of you who care about the "not-so-gory" details, here they are:
I was 5 days over-due and no baby. So the plan that the dr. & I agreed on was in play. I was a week overdue with Drew when they induced me, but I had gone into labor on my own in the middle of the night. So by the time I arrived at the hospital for my scheduled time, my contractions were 5 min. apart and things just rolled right along! But when I woke up the morning of this inducement, there were no contractions, which made me a little nervous going into this one cold turkey. John & I chatted away on this car ride to the hospital and I walked in from the parking lot this time, no special drop off at the front entrance. It was a little abnormal...here's the time frame of how everything went down:
7:00 a.m. left for the hospital
8:00 a.m. got settled down into the delivery room & hooked up to IV and petosin.
8:10 a.m. had my first contraction
10:00 a.m. requested my epidural
10:30 a.m. got my epidural
12 noon sent John out into the hallway for the nurse...um...THE BABY IS COMING!!!
12:10 p.m. staring at my labor nurse, a medical intern & an EMT observer all telling me not to
push [the dr. was on his way] ...as I'm thinking...you should be talking to the baby people!
12:18 p.m. the dr. came running into the room & gave the ok to start pushing. [i think he was
trying to cover up his surprise at seeing the baby's head crowned]
12:23 p.m. Baby Jack was Born!!! He was 8lbs. and 20" long.
So that's how our little Jack was ushered to us! Swift and without delay! Another great blessing is that Jack latched on the first time trying and he stayed latched for a very long time. Some of you may know that we went through great "trials" with drew not latching on his own until he was 6 weeks old. We left the hospital having to feed him through a tube and just kept trying with him...which meant for very long and exausting feedings. So with great anticipation I held my breath and offered one final prayer as I waited to see how Jack would do. The Lord answered this mother's prayer and to this day I praise the Lord every time I feed him for how marvelous he eats! [and his 2 weeks appt will show for that! he gained 14oz. from his birth weight at 2 weeks! he's a little porker!]
journaled & noted by:: Erin Neiner