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Labour Pains…

on August 31, 2003

so, for some strange reason, i haven't seemed to have a lot of time to post any articles lately… i either have a baby attached to my boob, or a toddler attached to my leg!! but, for those of you who aren't too squeamish, here are some details of baby ephraim's arrival.
on saturday, august 23rd, sometime in the afternoon, i told my hubby that my water was leaking… which, i must say, is a very odd feeling… like you're peeing your pants but not really. anyways, he called the hospital to see if we should come in, even though i hadn't actually had any contractions yet, and they said we should… mostly because of the group b strep. we called jen, said it looked like they were keeping us, and she zoomed over… the dr. finally showed up and they decided to start the oxytocin to get the contractions going. brutal. that's all i have to say about that. just brutal.
spent some time in the shower, had a brief scare when they didn't think that i could have an epidural (aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!), got the epidural (wooohoooo!), they cranked the oxytocin, and i had him at 9:15 p.m. it was very odd, actually, i only pushed for about five minutes… didn't even break a sweat!! and there he was… all gross and slimy and lieing on my tummy.
after ja cut the cord, he had to be put in the oxygen for about five mintues until he pinked up, but then he was declared a healthy baby boy. no episiotomy, although i did tear along the old line and need to be stitched up… but other than that it all looked great! the epidural even worked great the first time and i got to have a little doze while they waited for the rest of the dilation to reach 10 centimetres.
so, there's a brief update for all of you who did or did not want to know! baby and i are both healthy… every time ephraim makes a noise keyzia says “baby”…. but i think she's coming around.
i just thank God for all the wonderful blessings he's given me!

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