Well August 23rd, 2011 will be a day our family will remember for several reasons. The biggest reason is the fact that we welcomed into our family Miles August. He was born at 10:06pm and was 8 lbs 7 oz and 21.5 inches long. Most people I tell that to say this is a big baby, which he is but for our family of four kids, he was the smallest one.
The day started nice and early with a call to the hospital at 6am to see if they had a room available for us, since Dacy was being induced (her doc was on call and he likes to deliver his patients if he can). It seems that a lot of people are having babies so we had to wait until 9:30 to go to the hospital. Once there it took about another hour to check in and get into the room. Once in the room we had to wait another hour for the doc to come check. At that point, 11:45 am, he broke Dacy’s water and then the waiting and walking began. At point there were four women walking the halls trying to help the process to move a little quick (I am pretty sure we were the first one’s to deliver).
So the next reason we will remember the day is because of the great east coast earthquake. We live about 80 miles from the town of Mineral, VA (the location of the epicenter) so we felt the earthquake. I was eating lunch in the cafeteria on the second floor will Dacy was sitting in the bed on the fourth floor when the quake hit. I did not think anything of it at first but after about 10 seconds I figured out what was going on and I did not like being that far from Dacy. In the end all was well with no issues caused by the earthquake.
So after trying to walk and walk and walk and walk, it was decided that Pitocin would be giving to start the process, and it did the job. After about an hour the epidural was giving and again all was well. At about 9:30-9:45 the nurse checked and said that Dacy was ready to push. Once they set up the room the nurse asked Dacy to push once and then told that she should not push again until the doctor was in the room. So after the doctor came in the room it was about 3 pushes and then Miles was born.
What a happy and long day it was. I am so grateful that our Father in Heaven has blessed us again with a wonderful and happy baby. Everyone is doing great and the older kids are so excited to have a baby in the house again and just want to hold Miles all the time.