Monday, August 4, 2014

New Boss In Town

My wife doesn't have much of a sense of humor while trying to push out a 8 pound, 9 ounce baby. I told her that she had to wait until tomorrow to give birth, since it was our current President's birthday. I'm hoping that the scales will be balanced out with this kid in the future.

Sweetheart did great! She called the nurse to tell her that she was ready for her epidural, and they called to get things moving. The anesthesiologist came by after about 10 minutes, and the lead nurse whispered to him, he nodded, and he explained that Sweetheart had to remain still during the procedure. Sweetheart's contractions were increasing in tempo and strength, and she told him that she was feeling very ready to push. No epidural and the nurse called the call button and yelled down the hallway for more help because things had progressed so quickly. Our Aunt Linda came in the room as Sweetheart was going through a strong contraction, and quickly followed by the charge nurse. The room was a tornado of activity, and the lead nurse called out that the baby was in the breech position. Sweetheart began to panic, but after closer examination the nurse felt around and told her that the baby was not breech, but had shoulder dystocia (where the shoulder is lodged or trapped). After getting the shoulder past, the umbilical cord was wrapped around it's neck twice, but the nurses were able to unwind it from the neck.

Sweetheart did two more big pushes and the Doctor was born at 2:41pm. About this time the on-call doctor pops in and asks if everything is alright, and Aunt Linda and the other two ladies take care of the Doctor,  and get him breathing after a few seconds. I found myself holding my own breath, until he let out a few cries of his own.

The new boss
 Doctor
8# 9 ounces 
22 1/2 inches

Everyone is doing well, and Mama needs some rest. The boys will be going home with Grandma so that I can spend the night with Sweetheart and my new little man. Many thanks for all the prayers, and the generous donation will be used to buy some silver rounds for his future education. I am humbled by everyone's well wishes and congratulations.

I get to look through the world through a new set of eyes once more, and I look forward to it!  

Keep Right On Prepping - K


20 comments:

  1. Congratulations, K! He looks fantastic!

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  2. Congratulations to you and to your sweetheart ! Joseph Noah looks absolutely fantastic. What a lovely family you have and what a wonderful job you are doing.

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    1. Thank you. I wonder what kind of MREs to feed him?

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  3. Well done. Please pass hugs and best wishes for a speedy recovery along to your lovely wife! Congrats to both big brothers, too. Love the middle name!

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  4. On behalf of myself, Senior and our family...CONGRATULATIONS! and Happy Birthday Noah.. What a blessing a little one is.

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  5. Im happy to hear everything went well bud! Congratulations again! Talk to you soon man!

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  6. Bravo. Enjoy the time with the new arrival.....

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    1. We will, and enjoy your little one too. Time goes by sooo fast!

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  7. Congrats! Congrats! Congrats! I'm so relieved to hear that all went well for Sweetheart and what a big boy you got there! He's a cutie pie :))))))

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  8. Well, it's good to have babies, but it's better when they are grown up a bit and can do things with the family. Of course, this ain't your first rodeo so you know what I mean.

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    1. A few years, and I'll have another trigger man.

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  9. What a wonderful strong name! Congratulations on the addition.

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