My new baby boy is here!
He was born on Friday, at 11:08 PM.
He weighed 7lbs, 2.5 Oz.
He was 20.5 inches long.
We went in Friday morning, hoping to get Mrs. Spike induced, but before her midwife got there, her water broke all on it's own. She got a small dose of this stuff called Pitosin (SP?) because her contractions really started spacing out. Pitosin is nasty stuff, but it "get's the ball rolling", if you know what I mean.
Her epidural went about as well as you could hope for. The one she had with our first son was a nightmare. That guy had to stick her 5 or 6 times to finally get it right. Any ladies that have had epidurals before are cringing right now, and rightly so. She was in so much pain last time, I didn't want to make her go through that again, but this anesthesiologist was frickin' amazing. She got it in first try.
Then, Mrs. Spike wasn't progressing like they wanted, and one of the doctors caught Cesarian fever. Why is it that doctors always want to jump right to cutting someone up or open? We had to move to the OR, but he graciously allowed her to push for a bit longer, and lo and behold, little Mack decided he wanted to be born.
When he came out, he had his cord wrapped around his neck, and what the doctors called a "true knot". Meaning that there was an actual factual overhand knot in his umbilical cord.
While the nurses were tending to baby, the doctor was trying to pull the placenta out of Mrs. Spike, and when he finally did get it out, we found out that little Mack had pooped in there. Very dangerous for the baby to sit with that for any length of time.
Then he was really pushing on Mrs. Spike's abdomen. I can only assume he was trying to push out the afterbirth, however, it worked a lot better than he was planning, I think. That thing SHOT out of my wife, like a little bloody bullet. Splattered blood all over the front of the doctor, and made him look like an extra from the movie Hostel.
Anyway, that was the miracle of my weekend. Everyone's home, happy and healthy. Just thought I'd share with the four people that read my ramblings. :)