- 8/18/2013 10:00 pm: Appointment for induction of labor.
- 8/18/2013 11:00 pm: Rescheduled appointment for induction of labor due to a greater than average number of labors.
- 8/19/2013 12:30 am: Beginning of labor.
- 8/19/2013 1: 15 pm: Dilation still only at 6 cm. Nurse makes a few recommendations to get things going and recommends Mark go get some lunch before he misses his chance. Mark protests because "Every time I leave, something happens."
- 8/19/2013 1:25 pm: Mark leaves to quickly grab a burger downstairs. Dilation still 6 cm. (Duh. Why would that have changed in ten minutes?) By the way, we are now hearing that there are several other women in labor.
- 8/19/2013 1:32 pm: Time-stamp on Mark's receipt for the burger.
- 8/19/2013 1:34 pm: Nurse tells Robyn to try to take a nap and leaves. Dilation still 6 cm. (It's been 9 minutes. Why are we checking this frequently?)
- 8/19/2013 1:35 pm: Mark is back and eating as if it was some kind of speed competition while Robyn insists that she cannot continue. The contractions are too intense. Mark encourages and reassures.
- 8/19/2013 1:42 pm: Robyn says she wants to push. The nurse comes in the door right as we find the button to call her in.
- 8/19/2013 1:44 pm: The nurse checks and says no, Robyn can't push; dilation is only at 8 cm. Robyn is less excited than anticipated to be "an 8 again."
- 8/19/2013 1:46 pm: Robyn cannot keep from pushing now and says so. The nurse is on the phone with another patient in the last stages of labor, but concedes to checking again, and immediately hangs up to call our doctor in. Robyn is dilated 10 cm. I feel useful for the first time in three births as I help her focus her energy on NOT pushing.
- 8/19/2013 1:47 pm: It appears that my son has plenty of dark hair.
- 8/19/2013 1:49 pm: Our doctor is in the room and is setting up all of the instruments.
- 8/19/2013 1:55 pm: The umbilical cord is unwrapped from the neck, twice.
- 8/19/2013 1:56 pm: Happy Birthday!
- 8/19/2013 1:57 pm: Started breathing and moving. Yea!
Malachi Jackson Bailey
6 pounds 13.5 ounces
These are from the first few hours:
This is Isaac's first introduction to Malachi. Jon cooed and adored appropriately, but was only interested in giving this new guy about 15 seconds of attention, initially. Isaac has never yet gotten enough of his little baby brother.
On his way home, about 5pm Tuesday the 20th.
Isaac really loves holding Malachi. We're still working on supporting his head and being extra careful.
And this explains most of what we've been doing since Tuesday instead of blogging.