Monday, February 16, 2009

President's Day Baby

Jocelyn was experiencing contractions yesterday during church. She was leading the primary children in songs like "How Firm a Foundation" and finally had to let the other primary leaders take over because of the pain. The contractions got closer and closer together after church, so we dropped off Peter at a friend's house and zoomed on down to the hospital.

Astoundingly, when they measured Jocelyn upon arrival, they told her she was dilated to a zero, which made us all very unhappy. We were afraid they were going to send us home, but because her contractions were coming so close together, they admitted us.

Jocelyn labored hard until 3 a.m., at which time she was given an epidural. She was dilated to a 1 at that time. Then we slept for a few hours. At dawn she was approaching a 5 and her water broke.

At 12:15, right when Jocelyn hit a 9, the baby's heart rate plummeted and they did an Emergency C. (Same thing that happened with Peter.)

Mommy and baby are doing fine. The baby's name is Jeremy Ted Gibbons.

Pictures follow.

8 lbs, 11 oz., 20 3/4 in.


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