Morrow John Piper
Born August 22, 2008 at 12:22 pm
Weight: 7 pounds, 13 ounces
The first time I held him (immediately upon birth).
One proud dad.
Already fallen in love.
We came into the hospital last night and I received two small doses of a pill designed to soften the cervix and prepare for induction the next morning. We actually managed to sleep through our nervousness and excitement (after watching the men win gold in beach volleyball, of course).
This morning they started a very slow dose of Pitocin around 7:30 am. I hung out around 3 cm for most of the morning and after they broke my water, the contractions increased drastically (in amount and amplitude).
I opted for an epidural around 11 am, which, in my humble opinion, was amazing. I took a short rest after that, then Abraham decided to go get some lunch around 11:50 am.
Ten minutes later the nurse came in to check me and told me I was between 9 and 10 centimeters. I was absolutely shocked. I kept asking her, “Are you serious?”, “Are you sure?”. She said she’d let my doctor know. In the meantime, the resident doctor came to check on me. I told her I was feeling quite a bit of pressure. She checked me and said, “You’re ready to deliver. He’s right there.”
I immediately freaked out. Abraham wasn’t even in the room!!! So we waited and waited for him to get there, with nurses scanning the cafeteria looking for him. He was coming up the elevator, and someone asked him,
“What room are you in?”
He said, “I don’t remember.”
They said, “Are you with Molly?”
“Yes,” he answered.
“She’s already delivered!”
Abraham rushed back into the room with a pit in his stomach, thinking I was going to be so mad at him. I was only thinking about how heartbroken he would be if he missed it. Thankfully the person in the elevator was wrong—I hadn’t delivered, but only because he wasn’t there yet.
Three pushes later, on 8/22 at 12:22, we said hello to our precious baby boy, Morrow John Piper.
He is amazing already. You can see a few different pictures on Abraham’s site, too!