August 11, 2008

A Baby Story

1am. Amy's water broke. No contractions, though Doctor says to go to hospital for check.

2am. Arrive at the hospital, all looks good.

3am. Doctor says we can go home if we want. We want. Home we go, told to come back at 7:30.

7:30am. Back to hospital. Still no sizable contractions.

9am. Doc gives Amy some meds to move things along.

12pm. Contractions increasing, but still small. More serious induction meds coming till at 1.


1:45pm. Meds doing their thing. Contractions coming every few minutes, but not too severe.

3:15pm. Contractions every three minutes or so now. Getting more intense.

4pm. Ditto

5:15pm. Discussing when to get the epidural.

6:00pm. Epidural

6:30pm. Epidural kicks in. A long stressful hour is over. Exam shows we still have a ways to go.

7:30pm. Kinda quiet.

9pm. Still no baby. Trying to nap.

9:45pm. Doctor says it'll likely be an 8/12/08 baby, though there has been progress since last check.

11:45pm. Ready to go. Pushing started

12:35am. Darren John Cooney is born. Everything went great. Pics and details to follow

Posted by Kevin at August 11, 2008 07:30 AM

I'm changing my homepage to be your site so I can get an update everytime I open a browser.

Anxious for updates, best of luck to you and Amy!

Posted by: Scott at August 11, 2008 12:54 PM

Go Amy go!! Our eyes are glued to the site.

Posted by: Casey at August 11, 2008 01:36 PM

My! Amy sure does look good and happy! Either they gave her some of those feel good meds too, or she's just really excited that Kevin Jr. is on his way out (probably the latter since she has always been a happy person). We all know most women don't look that good when they're in labor. :P Go Amy!

Posted by: Liz at August 11, 2008 02:52 PM

Thank goodness the refresh button is not a physical button, or it'll wear out...though my mouse button is...

What's going on at 5 pm??

Posted by: Sandia at August 11, 2008 04:11 PM

Soooooooo excited for you guys! I'll keep checking for updates. I hope Amy is comfy!

Posted by: Laurie at August 11, 2008 05:11 PM

Will clicking ads help get updates faster?

Posted by: Scott at August 11, 2008 06:16 PM

"7:30pm. Kinda quiet." Kev, that may be the last time you can make that statement for a very, very long time.

Posted by: Joel at August 11, 2008 07:10 PM

We're wondering what's happening! 7:30pm was a longggggggg time ago!! Is little Kevin here?!?! Ooooh, we're so excited for you Kevin & Amy!!!

Posted by: Heather & Guido at August 11, 2008 07:45 PM

I don't remember it being "Kinda quiet" after the epidural kicks in.

Posted by: Scott at August 11, 2008 07:54 PM

oh boy. I remember how this goes. Hopefully this doesn't take as long as my first did. The epidural relieves the pressure, but also slows things down a bit. Hang in there guys.

Posted by: keith at August 11, 2008 08:45 PM

Go Amy go! Since you have the epidural, enjoy the last few quiet moments. Oh, what a wonderful moment this is for you both!!! All our love and best wishes.

Posted by: Anna at August 11, 2008 08:59 PM

This is SO exciting! Can't wait to see my nephew!!!!!!! I'm secretly hoping it's a baby tiger. Thanks for all the updates Kevin.

Posted by: Kate at August 11, 2008 09:09 PM

Did the doctor offer you a sympathy epidural? Call me if you need anything.

Posted by: Brian at August 11, 2008 09:58 PM

Just wanted to know I'm thinking about you and wishing you all the best! So exciting!!

Posted by: Stephanie at August 11, 2008 11:00 PM

Thought I'd check in before lil' Quinn and I head off to bed. Wishing you two lots of baby smiles in the early morning hours!

Posted by: Patrick at August 12, 2008 12:04 AM

Annie just got up to check to see if her friend had arrived. I told her no news yet. We are sending you guys love, with blackberry/phone bedside. :)

Posted by: Casey and Annie at August 12, 2008 12:04 AM
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