Well, I was gonna write out the entire 3‑day stay at the luxurious resort of Fairview Hospital. But I don’t have that much time. So here is the skinny:
We arrive at 6 a.m. They did their usual checks. Amy got an IV (and did very well for not liking needles) they started to induce her on a very small drip of Pitosin around 7:30 a.m. Her contractions started naturally on their own and they did not need to up the dosage.
We debated if she would have a spinal shot of Phentinal-Markane to numb her from the waist down around 9:00 a.m. Which after a few minutes made her blood pressure drop down to 68/39, And it is usually 140/70. So they had to flush her with fluids through her IV to get her BP back up for about an hour. With the last two she never had any pain medication (the nurses were too late in getting it to her)
After a few hours of that (around 10:45) Amy’s contractions started getting harder (she said is was more pressure than pain). The doctor walked in, and she had one push while the Doc was putting her stuff on. Once the doctor was set Amy had three more hard pushes and Riley was out!
That was pretty typical with the other kids as well. Amy does very well at childbirth.
We were able to rest for a moment and then they moved us across the hall to a smaller room. Where Amy, baby and I all took a small nap.
We did find out, while Riley was getting his photo taken, that the people before us in line live in our community.
We came home, to a room full of drawings by the kids.
To see photos go here.