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Thursday, 05 February 2009 11:45
We were supposed to have this little one on DEC twelfth, but she didn't want to come out. So the doctor said she would induce.

My husband and I arrived at the hospital on DEC 21st, 1999 at 5:45am. We then walked to our room, and I got ready. At 8:00am they started the pitocin drip, well the contractions were OK, I was dilated 2 cm already before getting to the hospital. I then decided at 12pm that the pain was awful. So they called for the epidural. Well, the nurse came in telling us he would be here shortly, by the way my husband and his Mom and dad were there. ( Not during all but some) Well, I waited, and waited and waited when finally I asked "Where the f--- is the epidural." He then got there at 1:45pm. He had a problem fitting the tubing into my back, he said that happened once before but it happened along time ago. I wasn't happy. By the way the epidural wore off and he had to come back 3 times to hit me with another dose.

I did not finally dilate to 10 cm until 3am on the 22nd. I pushed unsuccessfully until 6am, at which time my Doctor called for a C-section. This was not good in my books but luckily I had a lot of support from my husband.

They wheeled me into the operating room and at 6:58am our lovely daughter LAUREN ELISABETH was born, she weighed 9 pounds 3 ounces, and was 21 inches long.

We were released on Christmas Day. She is perfect and is healthy. That was the best Christmas gift ever.

Message from proud daddy.......

Over the course of the previous nine months you have all absorbed the tales of many individuals, including my lovely wife, Susan. Allow me to express my sentiments as of this day, should you find some security in these heartfelt words.

Please do not focus on the hardships and trials. They are, of course, and inevitable rite of passage in the experience, but do not leave these boards harboring concerns.

When my daughter was born and released her first wail in this world, it struck a chord in me that I could never begin to describe. After only a few short days with our Lauren, I can tell you with heartfelt sincerity how completely she nurtures our souls. In her tender gaze I see my reason for living. I feel it in her soft skin, it touches my soul with her gentle cooing when she sleeps.

If your husbands demonstrate reluctance in viewing these boards with you, I plead for your patience. Because when they hold their child for the first time. the beauty, the joy will ring through them as well.

The term 'miracle of life' may have been diluted by the entertainment industry over the years, but when the inevitable time arrives, you will gaze upon the 'miracle,' and weep at the overwhelming beauty of how it feels. I freely admit I did.. and still do.