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|
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