Monday, November 30, 2009

So, Does He Have A Name?

Welcome to the family...

Dustin Clark Emmert
Born Nov 30, 2009, 10:44 pm
8 lb, 4 oz
21 inches

Jenni and Dustin are both doing great. He's already eating :-)

First Pics!

It's a Boy!

Beautiful! Everyone is great!

Ready to Push

Baby's right there. Ready to push! Doctor's coming in.

Contractions Getting Stronger

Contractions getting stronger, and less than 2 min apart. I figure we'll probably start pushing pretty soon!

Things Are Moving Along...

Jenni's at 7 cm, 100% effaced, baby's head moving down. We're getting there!

Oh, and I just had a vending machine sandwich. Said on the package, "Quality 100% Guaranteed or Your Money Back!" I found that funny. It was fine, though, so I don't have to try to figure out how the package was going to get my money back out of the machine.

Water Broke

The doctor just broke the water. Everything looks good. Things should start picking up now. I think with Darcie it was less than 2.5 hours from here to delivery.

The Waiting Game

Okay, in as much as you can plan these things, the plan now is that they will put in the epidural around 7 and break the water around 7:30. I guess Jenni carries beta strep, and it's best to wait some time for antibiotics to take effect and cover the baby before they break her water. Er, something like that. So, we wait.

Jenni's comfortable, although she'd really like to get out of bed and walk around. But that involves unplugging her from the monitor which is a bit of a nuisance.

Oh, and we think we have the names finally narrowed down. But, we're not telling :-)

Birth Day!

Wwwssshhh! Wwwssshhh! (That's the sound of me blowing the dust off this blog.)

Well, it looks like it's Birth Day! Jenni had a doctor's appointment today, and, "surprise", they sent her straight to the hospital because she's in labor. Not sure when things are really going to get underway, but here we are, getting ready! I guess there's a chance she won't deliver today, but we should know over the next couple hours I would think.

We're right about at 37 weeks now, so just about what they consider full term.

Exciting, this thing called life!