Alanna Leola Lauritzen
Born 11:34am, April 5th, 2007
6 lbs, 14 oz – 19″ length – reddish hair
I’ve got a camera and I’m not afraid to use it.
Short version of the story:
We were due last Thursday and nothing happened. So, we scheduled to induce today (Penny’s doctor said she would have been worried if it took past the 9th or so).
At or shortly before 12 this morning, Penny started having contractions and didn’t tell me. I laid down to sleep… and she “woke” me at 1am (I can never actually fall to sleep in that short of a time). We walked around the apartment until a bit before 4am, when it was decided to head on in to the hospital.
6am, it started to get bad, so it was decided to get an epidural… which finally happened around 8am because of emergencies tying up the anesthesiologist until shift change. Epidural didn’t really work. Wound up pumping an enormous quantity of stuff into Penny’s back – calling anesthesiologists back into the room no less than 5 or 6 times to attempt to make things more comfortable.
11amish, things were pretty much over. Started pushing, called doctor into the room, baby was out very quickly. Washed and weighed her while Penny was taken care of.
I took first pictures and started with the phone calls. Penny’s parents arrived while I was on the phone with my mom. Around 2pm, Mom and Dad left and we started getting ready to relocate into our actual room. 3:30ish, we dropped Alanna off in the nursery for some monitoring.
4:30, they brought her back to us, and she’s been here ever since. Mom and Dad came back around 6pm with some Wendy’s for me (hospital provided Penny with some 3 meals this afternoon/evening but I was left to scavenge for myself).
I have a fold-out couch to crash on in the room tonight. Hopefully, I’ll even be given a blanket if I can behave myself. 🙂