Brought to you by my husband Matt~
5:28am It’s still me, Suzanne, we have dropped the kiddos off and are driving to the hospital. I’m sure my turn will be over shortly and Matt’s updates will begin not long after we get to the hospital. Random thoughts this morn… Matt and I both got into fire ants while trying to buckle BigMan in – good grief. I barely slept last night. As did my children. I called friend
6:22am Matt taking the wheel — Suzanne was cut off by the rain storm on the way here. She is in no condition to continue that post now. We have arrived at the hospital, and we are in the room. They are asking her all the questions…..questions…..questions…..questions. She started having strong contractions right before we got to the hospital. The nurses are doing the hurry up protocol because it looks like she is progressing without induction so far. For the ladies, 3cm and 90% effaced. I will keep you abreast of the situation as we continue.
6:45am Well, at this point, it looks like there will be no induction. Suzanne is full blown “in labor”. They are rushing for an epidural. Everything is moving really quickly at this point. We shall see….. Everything is going well. They just turned on the room baby warmer machine thingy. Is this going more quickly than I even realized?
7:10am Epidural is done! One stick. Props to the aeneshtethesteeasealogyoist. All is well. Everyone keeps saying stuff about “progressing” quickly. The epidural is obviously taking effect … Suzanne just asked questions about the blogging.
7:39am OK. I need an action fix. I almost hate to admit it, but I am starting to get bored. Hospital Head is starting to creep in. Quickly, quickly, quickly … everything was slammin’ yo! Now, epidural, nurses and doctors out in the hall drinking coffee, quiet. I want action tonight! Satisfaction alright!! C.C. pick up that guitar and talk to me!
8:16 Just checked. Still 3cm. They may actually do pitocin … gonna check with the doc. He should be in before long. Everything seems to have slowed a bit … for now.
8:40 Strong contraction … whining about catheters ;)
9:04 They sneaked pitocin in on us in the IV. That would explain the bigger contractions i guess. 9:05 another big contraction….
9:20 Suzanne’s parents in da house! Raise the roof!! Woot woot!
9:36 Still gaining strength on the contractions
9:49 The doctor has arrived.
9:56 The “water” is “broken”, they tell me that is a positive thing.
10:20 I am settled in. Suzanne is settled in. Epidural in effect. Who knows? 30 minutes? 6 hours? I am going to require a cheeseburger up in here if she don’t get the show on the road. BTW, I am in hate with the “flying through the stars” screen saver on the contraction monitor computer screen thingy. Can’t we at least get some 1995 “growing interlacing pipes” going on in here?
10:39 They started the second antibiotic drip (for group B blah blah blah). Waiting….
10:53 Contractions getting more regular and maybe a little stronger … moving along
11:20ish we have a 7 lbs and 15.5oz boy. 20 3/4″ long. Healthy. Fussy. Hungry!
11:51 lying with mama getting his first meal through a mouth. Pics to follow soon.
Thanks to all for the prayers and the support. We love you guys. Most of all, thank you Father for a beautiful baby boy!!!