Everything that Sita, Jim and Kara their doula, decided to put on their ‘don’t want’ list materialized as she found herself succumbing to the relentless pytocin-induced contractions all day long until the release offered by an epidural. She was hooked up with all sorts of wires and finally ended up with a C-section. The baby, a sturdy little fellow of 8 pounds, 7 ounces and 22 inches was born minutes before midnight on June 6.

The C-section, although not desired was unavoidable as baby Bliss was not well positioned – his cone head is proof – and also post due – as evidenced by his peeling skin and the meconium that he had ingested.  As a result Sita had to wait several hours before she was able to hold him. The camera pictures had to stand in for the real thing while the pediatric team checked him out.  He too was hooked onto several wires, just like his mom.

It is 3:30 AM now and we are all exhausted and very very grateful for the staff and their expertise that helped on this difficult journey. And of course we are all hooked already by this darling little creature with his cone head and a fuzz of red hair.

1 Response to “Hooked”

  1. 1 Edith June 7, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Grandma! So hard for Sita to have to go through that experience (much like my own, right down to the overdue), and such a joy that the baby is healthy and out in the world. Much to be grateful for.

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