Hello LB's readers,
This is Scott, LB's husband. We are at the hospital and LB is numb from the waist down, so she wanted me to update everyone. Her mom has already done one update this morning if you want to go check it. But you should also check out my blog . I haven't updated yet and probably won't for a while, but there is various other hilarious content for you to peruse while waiting to hear about John.
UPDATE: I've decided to just update here when there is something new. For example, this is the first update because I should have mentioned that she had dilated 4cm.
UPDATEx2: LB's water broke. I have already heard to phrase mucous plug too much today and it is only 830. LB wanted me to be sure to add that it broke on its own, like she is proud of it or something.
UPDATEx3: LB's new nurse is British and her accent is awesome. Every time she leaves the room LB says "I love her." It may be the epidural talking, she seems to love things a lot more since getting that.
UPDATEx4: Yes, Amanda, that was a shameless plug. I did tell LB when she asked me to do this that I wasn't used to writing for an audience this large, so I wasn't promising anything.
UPDATEDx5: It's 10:15. The doctor just checked and she is 9.5cm and they said that will start pushing in about an hour.
UPDATEDx6: Hen, we came in on Friday night/Saturday morning at 3am after not sleeping that night and neither of us have slept since yesterday morning. I'm not on top of my game enough to compete with those two. Plus, I don't have a donkey so I don't stand a chance against BP.
UPDATEDx7: The nurse just told us that since LB's water broken on its on, we don't have to pay for the tool they use to break it for her. The nurse said in 2002 when hers was done, that tool cost $14, so given inflation and LB's proficient use of coupons, we probably just saved a week's worth of groceries. Sweet.
UPDATEDx8: It's getting close, y'all. I'm starting to get butterflies, my stomach is churning, there is a constant lump in my throat and my hands are freezing. I think this will be the last update until he is here.
UPDATEDx9: Ok, sorry for taking so long to update. I'm working on 37hrs of no sleep and 11hrs of no eating. LB is in pretty much the same state except for birthing a human today, which from what I can gather, is quite taxing. LB is doing well. We had a slight setback with John though. He suffered a pneumothorax, which is extra air in the chest cavity due a hole in his lung. It was scary for us but not as bad as it sounds. He wasn't born with the hole there, but did it to himself. Basically he took an overzealous first breath when switching over from breathing fluids to breathing air and popped his own lung. The air is seeping out of that hole and forcing things to go where they're not suppose in his chest. That's about as scientific as I can get and I don't even know if that is totally correct, I kind of just wanted to use the word seeping. The docs were saying it's pretty common, but when they were taking him to a special treatment area and putting one of those face mask type deals on his head to help him breathe, that did not make me feel better. They were saying it probably happens a lot more than we know about, they just don't catch it. I thought when they said that it wasn't really helping their case or making me feel any better. Anyway, the good news is, barring any infections he should be good to go within a 3-5 days because God crazy smart and made lungs so that they can repair themselve. They also said that there should be no long lasting effects, once its healed it, its healed. Of course anything could happen so we greatly desire your prays.
Right now John is hanging out in the NICU looking all handsome and suave even with a mini greenhouse over his head. LB is at the hospital with her sister Sarah. And I'm at home with my parents, sister, and LB's mom. I'm not sure what is going on downstairs though because I am in bed hoping to put an end to this 37 hour non sleep marathon. Also, as I just mentioned it has been a while since I have slept so there is a slight chance everything I just wrote doesn't make sense. If that is the case, my bad. I don't feel like going back and proofreading it all. I'm sure LB will be back soon with her eloquent well manicured prose to clear everything up. Good night.