Thursday, September 10, 2009

gage update

tired family
Dressed to go home
1st car ride
So anyway ...
this was all an incredible experience
Brooke's epidural ceased to work twice during her labor.  One of those times was during pushing.  It was awful.  The delivery doctor came in after 2 1/2 hours of pushing.  After assessing everything he ordered a spinal block.
It is quite an ordeal getting a delivering mother having back to back contractions and the inability to NOT push ... to sit in spinal position and be very still.
But being the trooper she is, she did it.
The narcotic the nurse anesthetist put into her spinal worked wonders.
We had a relaxed, but surprisingly strong Brooke.
With a vacuum attached to Gage's head, 3 or 4 contractions and good hard pushing later, he was delivered.
This was, without a doubt, the neatest thing I've ever seen.
It beats the northern lights.
It beats diving at coral gardens
It beats The Rock Islands of Palua
It beats Bali's Candi Dasa.
Very cool.

3 comments:

Azure said...

I LOVE HIM! GIVE HIM 5000000000 kisses for me:)hahahjk

Erin said...

Congratulations Grandma! I totally agree with you that seeing a baby born is the most amazing thing ever! How great that you were there for that moment.

Sheryl Parsons said...

Congratulations to everyone! Love the photos. :-)Sheryl