We checked in to St Jude Hospital and they let us stay because we were at 4.5cm dilated and 100% effaced...meaning we were seemingly half way to holding our child. But our little mystery baby had another plan...Molly labored through the night with contractions continuing at a frequency of 5min and increasing intensity...Molly became super exhausted and with nearly no sleep since Thursday we agreed to a little something to help Molly rest between contractions...but Oh Boy she still felt those contractions coming. By 7am we thought we'd have baby withing the hour...but still not yet...10am we started pushing and pushing and pushing and pushing...After 3 mind numbing and physically exhausting hours we were so so close we could see the head...But our energy level was so low and the pushing became so difficult the Dr suggested some options most of which just seemed plain ridiculous (vacuum...no thanks) So we chose Pitocin...but oddly enough the pattern of contractions didn't change like the were supposed to and I think Molly really really wanted to hold her baby already just 5 minutes after pit drip Molly rocketed that little one right outta there...despite the cord wrapped around the neck 3 times, baby came out just perfect. I'm so unbelievably proud of Molly...our experience didn't quite match our intended birth plan but we did what we thought was necessary for a healthy and effective birth...We found out later the folks in the Operating Room really thought we were coming in there...but due to the determination of my wonderful bride and the patience and skill of our fantastic RN Norma We did it!!!!
Born with a full head of dark hair!
(not sure what happened there?)
and weighing in at 8lbs 1oz and 20 1/4" long
at 1:18pm on Sunday September 13, 2009
I reveal to you the Mystery Snelson child...
Charlotte June Snelson