Thursday, October 25, 2007

Mom's Delivery Details (Vicki's Play-by-Play)

Well, another van Belle enters the world! Stephanie had a long labor once again this time, and tried not to have an epidural. I think she was much happier after the epidural and although it took 12 hours to get to 5 cm, after the midwife broke her water she dilated to 10 in 45 minutes. Thank goodness for drugs. It was a very quiet gentle birth and the baby was very alert and barely cried at all. I think he looks like Gerrit when he was born, but time will tell. I’m sure more gory details will be forthcoming from Stephanie, but it was great and she was great. The timing couldn’t have been much better, since we got the main furniture set up just in time for labor. I am spending the night with Steph at the hospital tonight and we should be going home tomorrow. That’s all folks!!


At October 25, 2007 at 1:09 PM , Blogger shirley said...

He is so beautiful and those pink cheeks again!! I've shown him to everyone here at work. You did a great job Stephanie.
We all agreeded that the dark picture of Vic and you with the contractions is a classic. Very beautiful, says it all. Love to all

At October 25, 2007 at 3:32 PM , Blogger wendi said...


At October 25, 2007 at 7:08 PM , Blogger Linda Moore said...

TADA!!!! I too love the dark picture....I want to use the word sillouette but you are a teacher and there is no darn spell check!! I love this blog and finally figured out how to post! So I'll be back with m ore love...;)~

At October 25, 2007 at 8:16 PM , Blogger justsharra said...

Congrats you guys !! He's gorgeous !! You have made quite the happy family for yourself. I'm very proud of you :) .. and i totally sympathize with the lack of drugs thing , by the way !!!

At November 17, 2007 at 11:02 PM , Blogger brenda said...

wow two boys.. make that three.. i am glad everything went well. your mom made it sound so easy.two wonderful sons wow


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