I’m sitting here in the hospital, gearing up to give birth. Lucy takes after her daddy (late) so we’re doing the induction thing. Mr Pilver and The Max are here keeping me company. So far it’s boring, but the induction drugs will start soon. I’ve got a needle shoved into my arm and I hate this needle with all of my heart. I’ll update again of I’m not screaming too loudly.
947am:Coffee, water, apple juice, and ultrasound goop. Mmmmmm.
1027am: pitocin just started, ( the drug that gives me contractions) so did the Price is Right. And I’m having a million contractions. Thankfully they don’t hurt yet.
1138am: this is Mr. P. He’s taking a snooze while I gear up for the big pain. Contractions are every 2-3 minutes but they don’t really hurt. Soon my doc is going to break my water. At that point I think the pain will come. Whee!
1:25pm My mom brought me bacon. I think I’m in a bit of pain now. Not bad. Bacon, mmmm.
150pm: See those humps on the bottom? Those are contractions. Max is watching Fairly Odd Parents. Mr P is sleeping. This is labor, I guess.
443pm: at 3pm I was told I was at 8cm. Just 15 minutes ago I was told I’m at 6cm. I AM in pain now. Took me fo-ev-ah to type this paragraph. Also, the above pic is the bar I get to grasp if I decide to stand or squat while pushing. Like a ride at a carnival.
We did it!!! 10:43 pm. I have a pretty little girl!
You are a strong and brave woman to attempt to blog through this. I don’t know how you and Amy even thought of it! I can’t wait to see pictures of little Lucy though. So happy for you, Mr. Pilver and The Max!
I’m in no pain as of yet. So I’m also not brave yet. 🙂
Dan, I am such a nerd it would have felt so very wrong to not be online for as long as I was that day. I would have felt sooo disconnected.
That needle was way more than I was prepared for. Hope you have an easy, completely standard and not interesting birth experience. Before long you’ll be clutching your larva and that horrible, horrible thing will be OUT OF YOUR ARM oh my god. I’m going to faint now. Good luck.
Sorry! I didn’t figure too many other people hated the concept of needles as much as I do.
Wow, baby arrival liveblog, good luck!
I love you!!! Thanks for the update.
hooray for contractions.
How’s The Max doing? How’s Mr. Pilver? I wish I was there! I am so proud of you sister!
Ooooh, I hope it’s still going well–it’s past lunchtime here, so I expect that you’re almost done!
Gushhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Glad to know it’s not painful yet! I hope it stays that way.
ps – if ice is what did come out of you, THAT would be the story of the day. 😉
I hope everything is going well Kaybles!!
Mandy: Eloquent as always I see.
KB, remember to do those huffy noises, it ain’t a proper birthing unless you can make everyone else in the room pass out by using up the air to get a good huff-pant combo going.
Have they checked you lately???
I think now or in one hour. I was 3cm at noon.
8! I’m an 8!
Holy cow!!!!!! Oh wow girl, it’s on!
I keep checking every couple of minutes waiting to see that Lucy has decided to join us. I hope your doing ok through all this.
Keep the updates coming (unless you can’t). Proud of you, sister!
You’re probably getting to bad stuff by now…so…keep it up, you’re doing great! She’ll be here before you know it 🙂
I was at work all night and not able to really keep up with online stuff. Just hopped on and started reading everything, so I’m trying to catch up. You’ve been in my thoughts all day though, so I hope everything’s going well!
Oh, and nice to see E and The Max pitching in and doing their parts. Keep it up, fellas. Don’t work too hard.
Congratulations!!!! You are amazing! Lucy is gorgeous. Absolutely perfect. 🙂 🙂
Congrats! Lucy is adorable!
Dawww, I didn’t know you were actually going through with the live blogging — I missed it all! Oh well, at least I got to see the full adventure all at once. 🙂
Congrats, kb and family! She’s a beaut!
Corgrats kb! Lucy is adorable. I was surprised by the humor in this situation.
I love it the first time I checked this you were at the the 947am coffee, apple juice stage…lol you are amazing just for being able to blog this whole thing! Lucy is beautiful! I think we can all come together and do one big “I LOVE LUCY!” How is The Max doing being a big brother? I bet he is going to be an awesome one! And how are Mommy and Daddy? Other than tired? I bet you are both just in heaven! You guys have two of the cutest kids ever! Sending lots of love!!
Thanks! We’re all tired, of course, but everyone is doing really well.
I’m so late to this party but congratulations! Lucy is so awesome! What an angel!