All Nighter

By BrandonBirth4 Comments

Ok, this is starting to remind me of college days.  We are both pretty sleepy.  We have been trying nap in between checks from the docs.  Everytime you fall asleep the damn automatic blood pressure machine kicks in.  Just had the doctor in — Kim is at 7 cm (have to get to 10 cm).  She moved from 4 to 6 rather quickly but now its kind of slowing.  Next big check will be in two hours.  If progress is being made, things will continue this way.  If not, we will talk about alternatives.  To me the epideral seems to really slow down the contractions so its just a comfort vs. time trade-off I suppose.  Kim is snoring now – great.  Kim is getting a bit tired.  They just put the internal monitor on her so let me see if I can count – 1 tube in her back, 1 tube in her hand, 1 tube in her pee-pee, 1 tube in her vagina – oh and a blood pressure cuff.  Probably update you in a few more hours.

  • Grandma & Grandpa Coburn

    Brandon… Thanks for the update…. sounds like the little one will be here by breakfast. We are thinki ng of all three of you as today unfolds. Today is a great day to arrive in the world… we are very excited for you! We love you…. we will be taking Grandma for tests but will be back to check on status by 10 AM… cell phone is 260-417-6098.

  • Dave Partaker

    Obviously Kim is out of it and you are not getting permission on what you are putting out to the public. Just hope that she does not look at this when the epideral wears off. Seriousl y, Steph and I did the 24 hour thing and I got sick because I didn’t worry about me so make sure you eat and stay healthy for the mom. She’ll need it. Oh yeah, just hope that the hospital changes that first tar diaper. It’s messy. God bless.

  • Aunt Steph

    Is the internal monitor due to the baby’s position, or was there concern about the baby’s heartbeat?

    Hang in there!! Eddie was stubborn too. 4 hours from 7 to delivery. I had no epidural, but I had really good contractions. I feel for you both.

  • Melanie

    I just tuned in for the first time right now as the baby is about to arrive. How exciting! It looks like today, huh? Love the updates. So happy for you both. I’ll write more soon. Congratulations!