WOW! Where to start. First off, Ruby is here and healthy. Lindsey is here and healthy. What a wonderful blessing.
And since you most likely all just want to see a bunch of pictures, here are a bunch of pictures. If you want to read about the day, the story follows the pictures.
Here is Lindsey before she really knew what she was getting into
Here is the view from the 5 star hotel/ hospital. This place is AWESOME!!
And here are a bunch of our precious little Ruby
So, now a little about our day.
We woke up at 4:00am and got on the road nice and early. When we got here it was still dark and we came in and entered our suite. They got started pretty much right away and did all the paperwork and questions. They started hooking Lindsey up to different things and getting vitals, etc. After all of that, they got her started on the Petocin. We just hung around had nurses coming in and out checking up on here. They kept telling us her readings were good. The contractions were starting and about 2 mins apart, but nothing that was really making Lindsey hurt. The peaks on this picture are where the contractions were doing there thing. The valleys are where it was time to relax.
So after the contractions started to get a little more painful for her, Lindsey said she wanted the epidural. The nurses called up the guy and he had to get some stuff together but was on his way. Well, he took a bit longer than hoped for and Lindsey's contractions got pretty painful for her. The nurses would coax her through each one and then she would rest for a bit until the next. The epidural guy was trying to ask her questions before starting the drip and I could tell Lindsey just wanted the pain to go away. Seems like the guy took his time prepping and all because by the time he got the thing going Lindsey was dilated to a 10 and ready to deliver pretty much. The nurse checked and said "WOW. The head is about to come out, so if you feel you need to push, then push." Lindsey would push and fight through the contractions while saying, "Get me more epidural, THIS HURTS!" Well, Ruby didn't care if mom's epidural was going to kick in or not, she was coming. Lindsey kept breathing through contractions and Ruby kept wanting to come so they told her to start pushing. Well, pushing leads to birthing, and after a bit of it Ruby made her grand entrance.
I thought Arnold Schwartzenager's movies were intense, but not compared to the birthing of a baby. It was intense, crazy, happy, gnarly, everything put in one. It was AMAZING.
Lindsey was the biggest trooper ever. Truthfully, I didn't think she was going to do so amazing. No mean words, no super stressed yelling or anything. She stayed quite calm and did amazing. She seriously did so good. What an amazing, strong woman I married. She is pretty rad.
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