After 49 rib kicks, 31 pre-labor contractions, 64,451 extra calories in Bri's diet, and 6 days 7 hours and 7 minutes past due, Baby Sister made her long anticipated debut in the Wilson Family. The short story:
+Everything went well
+Mother and baby are recovering nicely
+baby weighed 9 pounds - 5 ounces
+Name: Violet Iris Wilson
Now for all of you delivery junkies who love the gory details, this is how it all went down...
Sunday 3:50pm: Bri heads to the kitchen during a game of Monopoly for a slice of Cindy's cake. She chokes on a bite, starts coughing, and her water breaks. Plans are made and Bri and Ben head to Swedish, arriving sometime around 5:00pm.
7:00pm: After having to wait in line to enter delivery triage, being hooked up to monitors for two hours, and numerous not-so-glamorous tests its what we thought. The doctors don't believe that Bri's water broke because she's not having contractions. This happened with Ginny too. At that time we finally convinced them after two hours by showing them the puddle on the bed that Bri was sitting on. But there's no puddle this time. Not wanting to send us home they tell us to walk around for an hour to try and start contractions. Still nothing. Finally the fact that Bri is already dilated 5cm compels them to admit us. We reach the birthing suite at 9:00pm.
Monday 1:30am: After a whole lot of deliberating by nurses to see if Bri will start contractions on her own and receiving some antibiotics Bri is FINALLY induced (note: 9 hours after the hospital was first contacted!). Contractions start around 2am, an epidural is received at around 4am.
With the epidural doing it's thing, the mood is light in the birthing sweet as Ben's sister-in-law Ashley arrives around 5:30am. Bri has reached 10cm and we're lettin' the contractions do their thing before Bri starts pushing. The pushing starts at about 6:30. Bri has been taken off of pitocin so her contractions are about 5 minutes apart. Bri is in such a good mood and the pace is so leasurely that we actually miss pushing on a few contractions because we're shooting the breeze with the doctor and nurses. It only takes 30 minutes or about 7 contractions worth of pushing to get the baby out. Compare this to the 90 minutes and about 45 contractions with Ginny.
The baby arrives at 7:07am and the scale reads 9 pounds-4.8 ounces. A sharp increase over Ginny's 7-12. Imagine if they had let Bri go longer. Baby-Sister looks just like Ginny did only a bit chunkier. After more than 24 hours of deliberation the name Violet Iris sticks. It was hard because she looked so much like Ginny that it was hard to come up with an original name. Enjoy the pics and footage and thank you to all the helpers and well-wishers!
Baby Sister chills out after the post-delivery trauma. What a cutey!
Ginny meets Baby Sister