The more births we shoot, the more we realize that they are just so unpredictable! I got a text from Amanda at 9:30am the morning of 6/9 that she was being admitted to be induced. Her water had broken (at least partially), but she wasn’t dilated or effaced at all, so we all knew it could potentially be awhile. Well she went all day Monday and then overnight with basically no change, so her doctor started pitocin around 6:30am Tuesday. I didn’t hear much all day Tuesday about her progress, so I knew that wasn’t a good sign. I had just sat down to eat dinner and discuss with my husband whether the kids should spend the night at grandma’s again since it was looking like a middle of the night birth when I got a text from Dave saying Amanda was being prepped for a c-section. I didn’t know any details then, but I left right away and was greeted in the waiting room by Amanda’s very excited, very lovely family. As it turns out, the baby’s cord was wrapped around his neck twice and he was posterior, so that would explain the 2 days of labor with not much progress!
We received the news via text from the OR that baby was born at 7:46pm and was 7.5lbs, 20″ long and was healthy…but the gender was still a secret at that point. Amanda and Dave didn’t find out during the pregnancy, and the family was on the edge of their seats waiting for Dave to come in and announce boy or girl. Finally Dave came in beaming and announced BOY! That was all he was allowed to say, though, because Amanda wanted to tell everyone the name when they came in to meet him. Little Jonah August had quite the welcoming party, and even though he put his mama through the ringer for 2 days, all she could say was “it was soooo worth it”. You’re right mama, they are always SO worth itCongratulations on your beautiful new son!