Laborious thoughts and sequence of events Part 1:
1) Am I having contractions? It feels like bad menstrual cramps. I don't remember learning that in med school.
2) I'm on call for the gen peds practice right now and in labor.
3) Are these contractions 3 or 6 minutes apart? Perhaps we should go to the hospital now. But first, why don't you set up the pack and play, Honey. OH that's another one .
4) Why am I being escorted to the room where I am told "all the doctors and lawyers" deliver? I am ready for a suite on Kauaii, but alas it is in sunny (hot/humid) Local Hospital room (with a good NICU, which is what every pediatrician wants but wants not to see). Fortunately we find no need for a NICU, no malpractice, no lawsuits.
5) The epidural hasn't helped at all... more anesthetic.
6) Oh (too much). Now I can't feel my legs. Then a quick nap.
7) Wow, having Husband count to 10 while I push actually matters/helps.
8) There she is!
9) Let the breastfeeding begin. (Room in and post "no formula" signs)
10) Life changes as we know it (for the better)...
Laborious thoughts and sequence of events Part 2:
1) What will we do with Precious First, while we're having Second? Grandparents take shifts awaiting the big day.
2) I need two doses of Amp for GBS so no waiting around at home this time.
3) Why is there no air conditioning in this hospital?
4) Wondering why my systolic is down to 75. Glad the senior attending decides to stay.
5) I hope Precious First is enjoying her time with Grandma, french fries and all, and is ready for her whole world to change (for the better, we hope).
6) Were those practice pushes or the real thing?
7) There he is! 9 pounds!
8) Let the breastfeeding begin. (Room in and post "no formula" signs)
9) Get me out of this room so I can see Precious First and introduce her to Second, NOW.
10) Life changes as we know it again (for the better)...