March 06, 2007
I can’t believe it has been a week already. Last week I looked something like this…Yes it says on the date 2-28-07 and yes those are still Christmas lights in the window. The odd thing about this was that I thought I had picked a clean background. I did consider the living room floor where half of all the belongings of the house were strewn about until family reinforcements came. Thanks Sister in Law, Sister, and Mother in law!! In the second picture you can see from my backside that some one had been telling me how wonderful I had looked being pregnant. That is the residual sunshine trying to be blown up my bum.
Then I started to feel some things that felt like things were moving. Monday at noon I felt like I was getting labor contractions. So I waited.
3:45 pm I had a OB appointment and had a pelvic exam. I forgot to get undressed from the waist down so the doc comes in confused and says "you’re not undressed. I am good, but I am not that good." I was dialated to an encouraging 2 (not really that sucked when we found that out). The doc told me that if I continued to contract I would probably see him later that evening in the hospital. That was encouraging.
Around 7:13pm I get to a point where I am scared of the next contraction. Off to the hospital we went. As we entered the hospital I made a quick stop at the gift shop for See’s Candy. I was going to throw up durring labor. I wanted to throw up something that was most excellent going down. Up stairs we go to check in with the controban in the "over night bag". Then I was checked, and was a 3.
All I kept asking was when could I get the epidural, and if my favorite anethesiologist was there or not. I found out I needed to be at least a 4, and that was to get admitted as well.
An hour later they came into check me and I made it!!
The rejoicing began. And my favorite person Dr. Numbmybumm MD, came and administered the epidural. That all occured about 10:30 pm.
Then I labored in complete comfort. With my sister, husband and Mother in Law all there to cheer me on!
So fast forward to 6:50am …… Only dialated to a 5-6. Water broken by seven. Started to push at nine.They used the vacume on The fish’s head. And thought he was gonna make it out. Emergency C-section by 10:20 am. 11:13am Baby removed from the womb.
Weighing in at…. 10lbs. 1 oz.
The doc says as he pulls forth the child from my belly. "Woah, there is no way that would have fit!"
Warning the next couple of pics are graphic….The vacume left it’s mark.
Because of the brusing we had to stay a couple of days extra at the hospital so they could watch his jondice. He was trying to clear up and get better. But the pediatrician said he had to go under the lights.
Each day he looks better and better. The kids are full of a gillion questions. But the fish is doing sooooo well!!