3.31.2010

Waiting, Waiting, Waiting

I knew it was going to be a long day at the hospital so I loaded Tylee up with goodies and hoped that between several adults and Lindsey's kids, she would be entertained. She did very well considering we were at the hospital from 8am until 2:30am. That's 18.5 hours of being run-ragged trying to contain a 2-year old in a hospital waiting room and 18.5 hours of stress for Lindsey being in labor. Can you see where this is going? It was a long day for everyone involved. Except I think Lindsey got the blunt end of the deal. Lindsey got her kids these super cute T's from Luna B Tee to wear that said Big Sister and Big Brother. They turned out so cute that I got Tylee one to coordinate with just her name on it. Obviously, this baby wanted to show everyone that she was already the boss and didn't let any of Lindsey's plans play out. There were never any photo ops of the kids in their shirts with the baby. Good thing its gonna be around for awhile.I am not going to go into detail, mostly because it is not my story to tell, but we spent most of the day waiting on the baby to turn and drop down into the birth canal. Once it did that, we were assured that labor would go fast and we would have baby #4 in our arms very soon. But, it never turned and dropped. Turns out, she is a stubborn little girl. It started getting late and Lindsey wasn't progressing so we sent the kids home and told them that the baby wasn't coming until the next day. Two fell for it, two did not. Brecca and Tylee camped out in Lindsey's "after-birth" room while the rest of us patiently waited for something to happen.

Around 11:30pm, the doctor finally decided to do a C-section. He said the baby was still really high and if she did try to deliver naturally, it would involve a LOT of pushing and possibly end in an Emergency C-section. Lindsey was exhausted and by that time she was ready to call it a night.

To be continued...

1 comment:

Sunni said...

Awesome photos, Aunt Chelse! Looking forward to the rest of the story...

slemb