Becki and Mike were planning their baby before the wedding festivities even happened. They were ready and everyone was so excited with it only just being their 1st anniversary a couple weeks ago. Her younger sister surprised everyone by having the first grandchild just a month before Becki (the other baby in slideshow). Now Kelley and Greg are telling everyone they have “twin grandbabies” since they’re so close in age.
Becki did a great job laboring at home and checking in, already 6cm. She was tired and ready to relax and enjoy the rest of her delivery with her family all around them. Once the epidural was in, she was back to all smiles. That is, until it was confirmed that baby was moving from posterior to right OP. UGH! After lots of manuevering of Becki and baby via wrist deep Dr :0, she was able to start pushing. And she kept pushing… They turned down the epi in hopes to let her feel how and where to push better. Beck felt the pain rise and was getting nowhere. Ultrasound showed not only was baby facing sideways, but his head was cocked back and he was quite stuck. They opted for a cesarean before it became an emergency. The nurses, Dr and I had formed a bond by this point (7hrs together) and allowed me to “scrub in.” WINNING! Originally I was supposed to be allowed in once baby was in warmer, but the charge nurse ran over and let me in just before he was out. YES. Because he was so stuck and it required said nurse to reach up and push him from downtown, while the Dr pulled up and out via incision, it became an emergency. They took him out and whisked him to the warmer where he needed some extra TLC because of being so “stunned” after his tough transition out of the womb. Thank the Lord and with some help from Mike’s Mom from up above, baby Lewis responded well and it was back to routine after a handful of minutes. Grandma Elizabeth Louise is his namesake with the male version, “Lewis.” I truly felt her in the room during those first few minutes and especially while watching Mike hold his first born for the very first time. Emotions were high.
The rest of the gang rallied on in the waiting room, excited to hear of the healthy 7.11lb, 19 3/4, head full of hair,first grandson! So much fun watching them all swoon. Because Lewis hadn’t quite adjusted to the outside yet, they kept him on Mama’s chest while he learned to breathe a little easier. Since it was already nearing 2am and it wouldn’t be for another couple hrs till they moved him, they told me to go home and rest. Now I just have to wait to squish him all up at their newborn session! Then he’s alllll mine!Thanks for letting me hang out for half a day. It was fun for me, maybe not so much you guys at parts, but I always value my time with the Blehs! You both did amazing. He so dang cute! I can’t wait for my kids to meet him.