Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a real blessing!
Here is a quick description of the labor and delivery:
11:00 - got the call to come in for induction
11:45 - cheeseburger and apple dippers for Rebekah; double cheese combo for me.
12:00 - admitted to the hospital, hooked up to the monitors
1:00 - ultrasound - yep, "A" is down and "B" is breech.
2:00 or so - started the pitocin
4:00 - pitocin really working
5:00 - got the epidural going. The epidural seemed to take a long time to get effective. I guess it was because Rebekah's labor was advancing quickly, and the epidural couldn't keep up.
6:00 - getting the urge to push - call the doctor!
6:15 - WHERE is the DOCTOR?
6:30 - whisked into the operating room.
This part was really scary for me, seeing all those doctors and nurses in the operation room all gowned up. I am thankful for the many people who were praying for us.
6:48 - Michael was born. Rebekah did great! Pushed him right out!
Now Dr. Hermann started flipping Martyn around. Looking at his eyes, it looked like he was pretty concerned. I was concerned; I didn't want Rebekah to have to have a Caesarian.
7:03 - Praise the Lord! Martyn is pushed out!