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Jenna Kathleen Marotti

FortKnox (169099) writes | more than 9 years ago

User Journal 42

Wow, what a weekend. Just came in to get the pics off the camera, write a couple emails, shower & shave. So this will be different than my normal JEs. I won't proofread this or anything, its just a type and go thing. Sorry if I ramble or don't make sense.Wow, what a weekend. Just came in to get the pics off the camera, write a couple emails, shower & shave. So this will be different than my normal JEs. I won't proofread this or anything, its just a type and go thing. Sorry if I ramble or don't make sense.

I was on support for work. New DB box comes in Friday night. So all day saturday I'm fixing problems that come in. Go into an IBS flare hard Saturday night (came out of the blue, totally broadsided me). Sunday came, and I was paged awake (no sleep, flare all night). Worked while the wife went to work. Things were BAD at work. Then I got the call from the wife. She's in labor, leaving church. I gather everything up, sit and pace around waiting, eventually write my previous JE to try to get my self under control, pick her up and we go to the hospital. Go into maternity triage, she's 5cm dialated, and contractions have a pattern, so in a nice cosy labor & delivery room we go.
Wife is in a lot of pain, so she already starts asking about an epidural. She has to get in a whole bag of fluids first, so she stays in agony for a couple hours, then there was a nurse shift (sorry if I sound like an ass, but the nurse that came in was H-O-T). Anywho, she realizes how much pain the wife is in and expedites the epidural process. In comes the anethesiologist (yeah, I can't spell). She brings along a doctor in training type. Then she works on my wifes back for a good deal of time... asks if my wife has problems with her backbone and stuff cause she's having a hell of a time (with Joey, the dude came in, popped it in her back, and she was fine). Eventually she gets something in (finishes up, tapes up, etc...) and leaves. Wife only feels it on one side. They try stuff (like positioning her, etc...) to get it on the other side. All fail, so the anethesiologist returns for a second try. We hear an 'oops'... she overshot and put an epideral needle (its a tube for a catheter) into the spinal fluid. She basically 'accidentally' gave my wife a spinal. It happens every once in a while, they just have to lower the dosage a ton and hope for no complications. Then she can't feed the catheter into the space. Wonderful. So she goes down a vertebra and tries again. This time she gets in and gives her the little dose to make sure everything is in right and everything goes numb pretty fast. The anethesiologist sits there for a minute and then doesn't attach the epidural medicine. All the medicine from the previous epidural and new one just leaked into the big ass hole she made in my wife's spinal column.
I guess it wasn't all that bad. The only problem was they had to tell my wife when to push because she didn't feel any contractions. So the birthing went well and the spinal started wearing off right as the baby was coming out so the timing was perfect.
But now my wife has 'spinal headaches' which she has to be treated for. But that's the only drama that has come out of this.

Jenna is definately a different experience than Joey. Joey was a sleeping machine. Jenna hasn't slept, yet. I'm going on my second day without sleep now, but hopefully tonight she'll be worn out enough to take some good 3 hour sleeping cycles. She breast feeds a TON better than Joey did. Joey seems to be reacting well to his new sister...

Anyway, I need to get back to the hospital. The stats:
Jenna Kathleen
8lbs 7oz, 20in long
Born 2/20 @ 5:53pm

Pictures right here. Sorry I didn't make a page for them or anything (and, again, the good pics are from my bro, the bad ones I took).

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42 comments

Congratulations! (1)

SiliconJesus (1407) | more than 9 years ago | (#11737290)

On the new addition to your family.

Congratulations! (1)

peacefinder (469349) | more than 9 years ago | (#11737342)

Glad everyone is in good health.

congrats! (1)

tuxette (731067) | more than 9 years ago | (#11737343)

n/t

Congrats and Joy! (1)

ellem (147712) | more than 9 years ago | (#11737432)

Jenna is beautiful and you and your wife look pretty good considering.

Now about that H-O-T nurse who kinda sucks at her job... any pix? :)

Be well and healthy and cool.

Re:Congrats and Joy! (1)

Triumph The Insult C (586706) | more than 9 years ago | (#11740789)

yea, really. we need pics of the hot nurse. good thinking ellem. we need to get his priorities straightened out =)

Hot nurse... (1)

TechnoLust (528463) | more than 9 years ago | (#11737437)

When Sydney was born, I went to the hospital to see her and Pat and Steph. The next day, I went back and I took Don with me. We took Pat out to eat and took Steph some food back (because the hospital food is actually pretty good, but it's still hospital food). While we were in the restaurant, Don said, "yowza!" when he saw this really hott waitress. Pat snapped his head around to see who Don was looking at. He started laughing and said, "My wife, whom I love very much, is in the hospital after giving birth to my offspring, and I damn near gave myself whiplash trying to see a hott waitress... yep, I'm a guy."

Re:Hot nurse... (1)

ryanr (30917) | more than 9 years ago | (#11740498)

Yes, my wife and I have observed on several occasions (we have 5 kids) that they seem to have lots of hot nurses in L&D. My wife thinks this is completely inappropriate. :)

Congrats (1)

baldass_newbie (136609) | more than 9 years ago | (#11737461)

Great day to be born, the Feast of Saint Jay! Now you can always tell her she shares a birthday with 'baldass_newbie'. I'm sure it will be special to her, too.

Beautiful baby. Congratulations.
My best to the usual suspects.

Congrats! Cute kid, glad it went OK. (1)

PDA_Monkey (801668) | more than 9 years ago | (#11737546)

:-)

Congrats and all that good stuff (1)

the_mad_poster (640772) | more than 9 years ago | (#11737708)


congratulations (1)

duder (86761) | more than 9 years ago | (#11738309)

Congratulations man.

Be afraid, be very afraid (1)

Ethelred Unraed (32954) | more than 9 years ago | (#11738513)

in a whole bag of fluids first, so she stays in agony for a couple hours, then there was a nurse shift (sorry if I sound like an ass, but the nurse that came in was H-O-T

Oh my. So your wife is having your baby and you're scoping the nurse? And you're still alive? ;-)

Congrats, best wishes and blessings for the whole Marotti clan. As already announced, we intend to catch up in August. ;-)

Cheers,

Ethelred

Re:Be afraid, be very afraid (1)

kesuki (321456) | more than 9 years ago | (#11738984)

Oh my. So your wife is having your baby and you're scoping the nurse? And you're still alive?
What do you expect, for guys to go blind when they get married? ;) even if she'd been jaw droppingly hot (he didn't say that, so perhaps he has lost the ability to drop his jaw and stupor at hot women), wife was a bit preocupied with being in PAIN to really notice every little detail. ;)

Congrats and remember (1)

TheConfusedOne (442158) | more than 9 years ago | (#11738766)

to be careful saying "we did it" if the wife's tired and cranky. :-D

Congratulations! (1)

orange_6 (320700) | more than 9 years ago | (#11738782)

Add another request for pics of the hot nurse :)

Good Job! (1)

The Turd Report (527733) | more than 9 years ago | (#11738868)

Congratz on the new kid. :)

Congrats! (1)

metlin (258108) | more than 9 years ago | (#11739142)

Hope everyone's in good health and spirits! :-)

Goodluck & God's grace!

hope you can sleep some time soon (1)

subgeek (263292) | more than 9 years ago | (#11739233)

congrats man.

Congrats! (1)

dead sun (104217) | more than 9 years ago | (#11739240)

Congrats on forking a new child process, err, on the new child. :)

sorry about the headache (1)

John Harrison (223649) | more than 9 years ago | (#11739290)

My wife is an anesthesiologist. Those headaches can be terrible. Did they give her a blood patch?

Anyhow, congrats! The baby is beautiful.

Yup, yer a man (1)

gmhowell (26755) | more than 9 years ago | (#11739504)

Because only a man would notice the hottness of the nurse while his wife is in labor. I have a new role model, his name is Fort Knox.

CONGRATULATIONS! (1)

Penguin Follower (576525) | more than 9 years ago | (#11740041)

Well, the subject line kinda says it all.. oh what the heck: CONGRATULATIONS! There, now I can get past the filters. ;) Also, good to know that inexperienced medical staff didn't screw things up severely.

Congrats. Here are the proper stats :-) (1)

yuri benjamin (222127) | more than 9 years ago | (#11740044)

8lbs 7oz, 20in long
Born 2/20 @ 5:53pm


In 21st century units:
3.83 kg, 508mm long.
Born 2005-02-20/17:53

Congratulations! (1)

Degrees (220395) | more than 9 years ago | (#11740869)

Prayers of thanks and for peaceful sleeping are on their way. :-)

Congrats! (1)

Safety Cap (253500) | more than 9 years ago | (#11741687)

She's a cutie!

God Bless The Child (1)

Keith Russell (4440) | more than 9 years ago | (#11742145)

Congratulations! Is that Mom's nose I see?

Congrats.... (1)

jawtheshark (198669) | more than 9 years ago | (#11742930)

But...but... "Jenna"??? Might be just me, but makes me think of Pornstars. No offense meant :-)

Congrats (1)

Iamthefallen (523816) | more than 9 years ago | (#11743144)

Glad everyone is doing well now.

pull out the bullhorn (1)

mekkab (133181) | more than 9 years ago | (#11743149)

and celebrate like ...uhm....Jenna Kathleen was born!

Hey- now you've got TWO underlings who you can farm out the Unread work to! (I assume she'll have struts mastered in a week or two) ;)

Re:pull out the bullhorn (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 9 years ago | (#11748168)

I assume she'll have struts mastered in a week or two

Yeah... real funny.

I mean... honestly... you gotta give her at LEAST a day for understanding object oriented design before you drop an API like that on her lap. She'll be ready by Friday... ;-)

Congrats! (1)

Pirogoeth (662083) | more than 9 years ago | (#11744304)

/me makes obligatory smartass "Cute kid, you must have a good looking milkman" comment...

Glad everyone is fine, and not you get to see how different raising a girl is from a boy... :)

My wife's first epidural went smooth, her second barely got put in in time and really didn't take. Hopefully that won't be a continuing trend. I don;t think she'd take t owell to getting an accidental spinal.

*Congratulations, Mommy & Daddy* (1)

DaytonCIM (100144) | more than 9 years ago | (#11745411)

Just got in to work from a weekend away from computers to find this great and fantastic news! Congratulations to you both!

What a lucky little girl! ;)

ha! (1)

elmegil (12001) | more than 9 years ago | (#11745832)

A few hours old, and Already Embarrassed by Dad [marotti.com] :-)

Congratulations man! Glad things worked themselves out (get a different anesthetologist next time :-)

Congrats!! (1)

glh (14273) | more than 9 years ago | (#11745995)

Glad to hear things went (relatively) well. Jenna is a cutie!! Love the name. Hope things go well in the next couple of weeks!!

Dude, 'Grats! (1)

Scott Lockwood (218839) | more than 9 years ago | (#11746199)

I'm happy that everything went (mostly) well, and I hope you and yours enjoy the coming year with your new beautiful baby.

Vladinator. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11751337)

I wish extreme ill on your young children. The kind of ill that involves vagrants breaking into your house, stabbing you and your obese wife in the heart with an icepick while you die, and nails your young sons to a door like little miniature Jesuses of Nazareth. Not only that, but when he fucking nails those children to the door, he disembowels them and lets them cry and scream as their little infant guts roll out of their bellies and fall to the floor. They finally go into shock and die a cold white mess on the door like their Saviour. Fuck you Scottie.

Vladinator. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11762538)

Trog Lockwoodyte. Idiot. Moron. Asswipe. Fat worthless dicksucking sack of shit. These are all synonyms, Vladinator. How do you feel now that you know multiple people on this earth would cream their pants if they read in the newspaper about the double-homicide of two Joliet, IL infants? How does it feel to know that numerous people on this earth warm their bellies with a chuckle elicieted by the idea that your young sons can be destroyed and turned into some form of kindling with a simple sharpened axe? Taken right out to the chopping block and hacked to pieces like so much firewood! Can't you imagine how they would come apart under a swinging ghukra knife? LOL! AIDS- and hepatitis-C-infected Cockwood blood spewing from the stubs of hacked-off limbs? HAHAHAAHAHAHAHA! Marticock without any arms and legs, flailing about, screaming, blood spewing from the arteries of his genetically inferior slavic stubs? Oh the thought is delicious indeed.

Congrats! (1)

On Lawn (1073) | more than 9 years ago | (#11746895)


Thanks for the update, daddio.

I was amazed at my last kid's birth, it was a well tuned machine from start to beginning. No real complications other than worries about it being a VBAC.

It was a welcome change after the one before that.

Nothing like a story where everything "comes-out" okay :)

Cute kid! (1)

insanecarbonbasedlif (623558) | more than 9 years ago | (#11747219)

Thanks for sharing!

Congrats! (1)

Oculus Habent (562837) | more than 9 years ago | (#11748006)

Huzzah, and all that. :)

Congratulations (1)

blazin (119416) | more than 9 years ago | (#11748204)

Congrats! (1)

slothdog (3329) | more than 9 years ago | (#11769093)

Sheesh, I almost missed this. Congratulations all around!

Kids rock.
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