Abraham Noah Romig

April 25, 2014 we welcomed our little man into the world.  Here’s how it went down:

4:00am – My water breaks, we are having this baby today!  I try to relax and hold off waking up Scott as long as possible (knowing we aren’t gonna be getting much sleep in the next couple days, err months…)

5:00am – Contractions are 5 min apart and getting more intense, so I tell Scott it’s time to get to the hospital.  He makes coffee and loads up the car with our hospital bags, and we take our last selfie pre-baby.

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6:00am – We pick up our friend/translator/birth coach, Kari, to help during the delivery.

6:45am – Allman Brothers’ rambling man is playing in the car, I can’t talk when contractions are coming, and our car starts smoking (due to a crack in a radiator hose).  Nothing is ever dull…

7:00am – We arrive at the hospital, contractions are 3 min apart, I’m 2 cm dilated.  We get checked in, I get hooked up to an iv, and ready to have this baby!

DSCF19207:45am – Contractions are every minute or so and pretty intense. I am 4cm dilated.  Anesthesiologist arrives to administer the epidural.  Scott was doing great until he saw the needle they were about to stick in my back.  We wait for a contraction to finish, the dr. inserts the tube in my back, then inserts the needle with the medicine.  Scott has to sit down so he won’t pass out, the anesthesiologist finishes, and then another contraction comes.  A couple minutes later…sweet relief.

8:45am – They call my doctor to come to the clinic.  I’m 9cm dilated.

8:55am – My doctor arrives and says, “Oh, I see his head.  Your baby is white.”  I laugh thinking she was making a joke.  She wasn’t.  She said it’s pushing time, and I said, “Seriously!  Already?!?”

9:05am – Three pushes later, Abraham Noah Romig burst into the world getting spit out of a wave of amniotic fluid.  Literally, the doctor had to turn away because she got splashed.  Gross, I know…but Scott was proud of his son’s surfing skills from birth.  He was 7 lbs. 12 oz. and 20.5 in long.

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DSCF1936They took little man away to get cleaned up, and as they did I said, “Scott that was so easy!  We could have 15 of these.”  I guess I had just prepared myself for the worst possible scenario and was pleasantly surprised when the whole experience went a lot faster than I had imagined.  However, after having little man at home a couple days…I quickly was humbled and realizing how much work a newborn is, decided that I in fact did not want 15.  :-)

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DSCF2033Our friends brought their daughter to come meet our little guy.

DSCF2039Scott had a Mr. Bear when he was little, so Grandma Marty (aka Mokiki) gave little man a Mr. Bear also.  It was bigger than him.

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7 Comments

  1. Bill H
    Jun 21, 2014

    Congratulations to you both, or all three! Exciting for sure. Blessings to your family.

    Bill and Agnes

  2. Todd
    Jun 21, 2014

    What a great story and pics! Can’t wait to see the little pudknocker!!

  3. Deborah Cusick
    Jun 21, 2014

    Wew, thanks for sharing this amazingly beautiful event with us! Can’t wait to see you and your newest surfer protege!
    Love you!

  4. Bethany
    Jun 21, 2014

    You’re such a birthing champ!

  5. Isabella Payonk
    Jun 22, 2014

    Beautiful! !!

  6. Keith Boulware
    Jun 23, 2014

    Beautiful story! Praise Him for making it so good for you all!

  7. Duke
    Jun 24, 2014

    awww. I didn”t know they had panda nurses in Morocco! How come we don”t have any in the USA? Loved the surfing comment,. Very funny. Karen appreciates how efficient you were in your delivery :).