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September 22, 2009

Labor – The Second Time…

Filed under: The Delivery — Dad @ 16:00

…not as much “fun” as the first time.

We arrived at the hospital at around 7am and checked in but it took the poor nurse a long time to find a good straight vein to put Lanelle’s IV in. She really tried but it hurt Lanelle a lot and so finally she got another nurse to try again. Finally after about an hour and a half, Lanelle was hooked up and the IV was flowing and the Pitocin was dripping, the contractions started almost immediately.

After an hour or so I had to leave to take Cezanne to her gymnastics class where I left her with Ouma & Oupa and Aunty Daleen would fetch them and take them home after the class. I rushed back to the hospital to find that our doctor had broken Lanelle’s water but that we were still a good few hours from actually delivering the baby.

Finally the pain of the contractions got to a point where Lanelle asked for her Epidural and once that was in Lanelle was a much happier Mommy, she again got a chance to sleep for a while in between all the checkups.

I had pizza for lunch in the room with Lanelle and then by 3pm we both felt bored and said it was time for the baby to come out. When the nurse checked Lanelle she was ready and in fact so ready that the nurse had to tell Lanelle to not push at all. We could already see his head, again with a bunch of black hair, just like with Cezanne.

Lanelle held back as best she could, and they paged the doctor and when he arrived at about 3:40pm and check Lanelle he said she could start trying to push but the real pushing only started around 3:45pm and at 3:50pm ( a whole 5 minutes later ) he burst forth into this world. The doctor was fantastic – clearly a professional – he worked that baby out with minimal strain on both Mommy and baby.

Born September 22, 2009

Etienne Caelan Lambert – 9lbs 8oz – 21 inchesĀ 

He had a bit of fluid that he needed to work out so they gave him to Lanelle to hold briefly before getting started on clearing his mouth and nose and he was very blue – like a little smurf, but he soon warmed up and the blood and oxygen made its way to his huge hands and feet – maybe a boxer or catcher or something – his hands are almost the same size as Cezanne’s !

We moved to the after birth suite which was more of a shoebox but Mommy and Baby are in excellent shape and hope to get a good nights rest while I take care of the crowd here at home.

Here are some of the photos from today !

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Etienne & Lanelle Lanelle & Etienne Eyes Open !
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Etienne being checked by the nursery under the heat lamps before bath time…
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The first bath. Not so happy with the body wash, but oh did I love the washing of the hair…

Before Birth…

Filed under: The Delivery — admin @ 07:30

Well this is where it begins, before the first cry and before the first feeding and before the first dirty diaper…

With number 2 everything is the same and everything is different when compared to number 1.

This post officially launches our blog for our first and only son.

Mother, Lanelle, induced on September 22, 2009

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