We got home and relaxed a bit before I was to head out and take my final exam for my class I took over the summer. The wife got a little more worried because the contractions kept coming and we decided to call her brother to come stay with her so I can go take my test. Next thing I know the wife is in the shower because her back hurt and she wanted to put hot water on it. I go in and check on her and make sure she is not in full blown labor ( I do know how to deliver babies). I am talking to her and I can see the look in her face that says this baby is on its way.
I tell her damn the test I am taking you to the hospital. I throw some clothes in a bag and grab the wife's prepacked bag along with Maggie. On the way to the hospital I call my brother in-law and tell him to meet us there. We finally get to the OB triage room and waited to see a doctor, well the wife was in there and I had to watch Maggie in the waiting room. This was about 3pm.
My brother in-law showed up with his fiance and they took Maggie home so I can be with the wife who was 5cm already. We get sent up to the delivery room about 4pm and wait on the Doctor to come and see us. She comes in and talks to us about what is going on and such. The doctor leaves and comes back a few minutes later because the wife is in a lot of pain. She tells us to let her know when she feels like she needs to push and leaves the room. No more than sixty seconds later she feels like pushing, so I call back the doctor and let her know.
The doctor and all the nurses get ready because this baby is ready to come out. The doctor tells the wife to push no more than four times and out came little Lucy. I cut the cord and the nurse took her away to assess her and we awaited to get a good look at our new daughter and thought that was really fast. She was born at 5:05pm.
Mommy and baby are all home and healthy. Lucy is doing great and sleeping on mommy right now. Maggie loves her new sister and she has been a super big sister. We have been running into a little jealousy only when mommy is feeding Lucy and Maggie wants some attention.
Did I mention I bought the Paul McCartney tickets at 10am that very morning? We thought that if we go into the hospital on Monday the day of the show we can just give the tickets to someone. Little did we know we would have our Beatles baby that very afternoon. We named her Lucy Eleanor. Eleanor Rigby is probably my favorite Beatles song. After Lucy was born I asked the wife if she still wanted to go. She said try and stop me. I am not the biggest Beatles fan, but Sir Paul puts on one kick ass show. Of course we went and it was worth it!
|Lucy less than an hour old.|