Monday, September 19, 2005

My Birth - Chapter Five


When the doctor came in he was all business. He got all his equipment together and then sat down at the foot of the bed. He then put both sides of the forceps together and then another piece on them to hold them together. A forceps delivery is a sight to see!
Once he had those things around Lucy’s head it didn’t take long and there she was.
It was crazy cause the doctor said it snapped. Her cord snapped! On her way out the umbilical cord snapped in two, there was no need for someone to cut it; she took care of that herself (I guess that hardly ever happens). The doctor quickly got the cord from around her neck, tossed her on Mandy’s belly for a second and then off to the incubator to get worked on by the nurses cause she was blue and really not breathing yet.
The nurses got her breathing pretty quick and we got to hear her cry for the first time.
There she was for the very first time. Born at 11:04 PM on Sunday night June 12, 2005 in Knox Community Hospital. She was 7 lbs 3 oz. and was 20 inches long. She had strawberry blond hair and she had a hook mark across the left side of her face from the forceps. She was named Lucy Kay Peterson.

1 comment:

The McMillans said...

Lucy,

I can still remember that night. I was driving so fast to get there. Thanks for waiting by the way. After all the drama with switching cars with Pawpaw and getting Julian back home; I was on my way. I made it to the hospital in about an hour. I set a record, I'm sure! It was so fun waiting for you. Everyone was so happy that you were a girl. In the waiting room everyone liked the name Lucy much better than Hobbs! When your daddy came out of the room and told us that you were born you should have seen the look on his face. He was so proud! He was rubbing his hands together so fast, faster than I had seen before. Then just like that he was off and back to the room to be with you and your mommy. Thank you, for making me an aunt. I hope that I can live up to the title.

Love you,

Aunt Jessica