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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

They don't call it 'labor' for nuthin'

mom is in labor, aided by a whole range of pharmaceuticals. One drug helped get her ready for the baby, one drug tried to make her more comfortable last night, ...

But now we've got the good stuff: A bunch of drugs in an epidural, and Pitosin to help things roll along.

So, right now, everybody's doing OK. mom is comfortable and Lil' Genghis is running strong, but still very much inside. They say the typical first labor runs 12 to 24 hours, which'd mean mom still has many hours to go. Dunno if the drugs change the time scale significantly, although I know the epidural can slow things down a bit.

It's still going to be a long day. Grandma Biziza is by her side as dad types this. mom has a lot of support, a lot of good drugs, some stunningly wonderful nurses, a stellar anesthesiologist, and, of course, that certain stubbornness that defines mom.

By the number: It's now 11:50 a.m. Doc broke water at 9:30@2cm, epidural at 9:50, contractions have been 2-3 minutes apart.


  • Mike,
    be cool! You will be a great Dad!
    Isabella...Isabella...Isabella! We are here waiting for you!
    With all my love,
    Aunt Selle

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 13/3/07 12:10  

  • ooooohh...hopefully it won't be too much longer!! tell suze we're thinking about her...and you too, of course!

    By Anonymous cady, at 13/3/07 12:16  

  • My goodness, I hope all is going well!

    By Anonymous Auntie Leeanne, at 13/3/07 15:20  

  • Tell Suze to hang in there ... and you too dad!

    Is she smaller than a Buick?

    By Anonymous Donna and Ed, at 13/3/07 15:52  

  • I JUST got a call from Vovó Lena!
    EBAA!!! dá-lhe Isabella! :D
    Welcome to the World! I can´t wait to see lil´genghis´pictures! :D
    will be tunned to read more news about Isabella! :D

    By Blogger Bernardo, at 13/3/07 17:17  

  • YAYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BEER FOR ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Welcome to our world, little one!!!!!!!!!!!

    By Anonymous Auntie Leeanne, at 13/3/07 17:23  

  • eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    First news about the baby, from Grandma: it's huge (who would guess???), and got black hair!

    Welcome Isabella!

    By Anonymous unclerod, at 13/3/07 17:23  

  • Black hair, wow! :)

    By Anonymous Auntie Leeanne, at 13/3/07 17:36  

    Yeah...I'm so happy!
    Congratulations Mom and Dad!
    With love,
    Auntie Marselle

    By Blogger Marselle, at 13/3/07 17:37  

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