Well, they said it would take about 90 minutes of pushing to get first babies out. But what they hadn't accounted for was the fact that my epidural had worn off and there was no way I was going to stay in that much pain for 90 minutes! We started pushing at 12:10 am and Shakey Jake came into this world 23 minutes later!! His head set a record at St. Marks Hospital in Salt Lake City--that was still standing the last I heard from my wonderful Midwife!!
They had an OBGYN on hand just in case a C-section was required--which it wasn't. In fact, the midwife kept shooing the OB out of the room because she kept shaking her head and saying "She's going to need a "C", that baby is just too big!" He came out at 8 lbs. 14 oz and 19 inches long! He had long, thick black hair. He was born with a fever so they put an IV stint in his wrist for antibiotics. My mom came to visit him after their Thanksgiving dinner and looked in the window of the nursery. The baby they were working with had a stint in his arm, but way too much black hair to be Jake--but she was wrong--it was him!! He was beautiful from day ... well, he had an elongated head at birth-so we'll say--day 2!! He was a colicky baby and a handful! But that little guy turned into a blonde / blue eyed genius with a tender heart, and a friendship with his mom that rivals any!! Love you buddy!!