- September 17, 2008, before 7 am - told my husband, I got a feeling we are having the baby today or tomorrow, which incidentally was our 40th week
- While eating breakfast, I am having (what I think were) contractions every 5 minutes lasting more than 45 seconds to 60 seconds
- On the way to the office, I continue to observe the regular contractions that keep coming
- When I got to the office,I informed my OB-GYN of what I observed.
- She advised me to go to the hospital to have it checked.
- After my team meeting, I told my husband we might need to go for a check up
- I informed my boss about it
- Around 940am, I was in the waiting area outside the prelabor room. it was unusually packed that day and we had to wait. When they finally examined me, I was already 7 cm. dilated. My OB-GYN is in a speaking engagement and could not come to the phone at once when the resident called.
- I overheard the staff that the OB-GYN might not make it if they don't delay the progress of labor.
- When the anesthesiologist came, I allowed her to put 1 dose of epidural. I really don't need it yet but I thought the epidural can delay the labor a bit and my OB-GYN can reach the hospital on time.
- True enough, my doctor arrived. After an internal exam, I got wheeled to the delivery room. I had a harder time to push since the epidural was so strong I cannot feel any urge to push
- 1214 Lucas is out screaming his lungs out. Good job Lucas!
Thank You God for being with us.
APGAR score: 9-9
weight: 6 lbs 1 oz
height: 20 inches
blood type: O+