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A Mothers Day baby!
We are thankful to have a healthy baby boy! They baby came very quickly and gave us a big scare initially. Fortunately, the doctors/nurses reacted quickly and everything worked out fine. We were very relieved when we heard him cry.
Here's the play by play:
Friday, May 6, 2005
5:30am - Phoned hospital per Dr.'s instructions to determine what time to arrive as Jenny is scheduled to be induced a week early - told they are too busy, call back at 8:30.
8:30am - Called hospital again, told to call back at noon
12:00pm - Called hospital again, told to call back at 1:30pm. It's the most beautiful day of spring so far, 72 degrees, calm, sunny. It's nice being at home and spending time outside today.
1:30pm - Pestered hospital again, told to call back at 5pm.
5:00pm - Called hospital again, told to try again Saturday. Christian is gone for the night at Jeremy and Alisa's, so Jenny and I decide to go on a date. Had a nice dinner at Maggie's, bought some nice hanging plants, went home and watched a movie.
Saturday, May 7, 2005
5:30am - Jenny called the hospital again, told to call back at 8:30. Here we go again.
8:30am - Hospital told us to call back at 11:00am.
11:00am - Nurse said she would call Jenny back.
12:30pm - Jenny called back and was told to come in at 3pm.
3:30 - Getting settled into room. Poke poke poke, it took a few tries to get the IV in.
5:00pm - Jenny given first dose of Cytotec. We have a nice dinner overlooking the wetlands and trees, looks like we'll have a nice sunset view from the room.
7:30pm - Nothing happening, we're watching the 1st Terminator movie.
9:45pm - 2nd dose of Cytotec, so far nothing is happening. Dilated 1cm.
11:00pm - Jenny is given something to help her sleep.
11:05pm, A knock at the door, it's Danielle & Cookie, they said they stopped by to see the baby. Unfortunately there is not a baby to see yet. I have no idea how they found us. They said they were just driving by and thought they'd stop up and see if we were here.
Sunday, May 8 - Mothers Day
2:00am - Another Cytotec given, still only 1cm
3:20am - Jenny wakes up suddenly when her water breaks. She has jumped to 6-7cm, contractions started coming 1-2 minutes apart. It's too late in the game to get an epidural, so she has another, shorter acting pain reliever.
5:00am - Jenny is asked to start pushing a little bit.
5:06am - Jenny is asked to stop pushing.
5:07am - Unexpectedly, the baby's head pops out; the nurse runs to the door and yells for help and a doctor. She ran back in, pulled the code blue alarm on the wall, cut the cord from the Evan's neck and delivered the rest of the baby. Several more nurses came in, grabbed the baby and rushed Evan off to the corner of the room. There was no crying. Evan was not breathing. My stomach sank lower than it ever had. Jenny and I held hands tightly remained silent, both of us knowing that Evan's life hinged on the success of the staff. One of the nurses was crying and was quickly escorted from the room; I feared the worst. I feared Mothers Day would be forever tarnished. The group kept calling times, tools, medications, etc. After 9 long minutes Evan started crying and they announced he was breathing on his own. We are thankful that such talented and compassionate staff at the hospital turned Mothers day in to a good day!
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