Monday, March 17, 2008

He's Here!

Justin Alexander Huff was born on Friday, March 14 at 6:34 pm. He was 8 lbs., 7.5 oz and 21 1/4 inches long. Labor & delivery went fairly smoothly. We were checked in by 12:30 pm, started Pitocin at 1:30, broke my water at 2:30, had an epidural at 3:30, had 3 sets of big pushes around 6:30, and there he was!

The good, the bad, and the ugly:

The good: the hospital, the nurses (Molly for L & D, Sharon & Jennifer for recovery), the doctor (Dr. Olesen), the epidural, and of course, my sweet baby boy.

The bad: Every procedure required multiple tries - IV, epidural, catheter (ICK!), etc. Recovery has been more difficult than I remember the first time, but I am feeling better each day. His cord was also knotted 3 times, and wrapped around him twice like a pretzel. We are so very fortunate that he is just fine.

The ugly: Do we need to go into that? If you must know, I can share, but it's a matter of perspective - most women are willing to go through childbirth multiple times because our memory of pain fades when replaced with the joy of our sweet babies. Everything else heals eventually.

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