On June 5, 2011 Aiden Malio DelleDonne was added to our family. Here is the story for those that are interested.
During work Ame called me to ask what blood pressure needs to be at for us to be concerned. I immediately asked her what it was, it was 148/81. I told her to lie down while I called the on call doctor. Once getting in touch with the on call doctor, we were told to take her straight to labor and delivery, not the emergency room. One problem, I work in Lehi, 30 minutes from the house. I told Ame to call our neighbor and see if she could take her to the hospital. Here's the other problem, church was about 1 hour into the 3 hour block. It is funny how the Lord works. The 12th Ward meetings had been canceled due to an alarm that kept telling the members to exit the building.
Ame got in touch with Erin and off to the hospital they went. Since they were on their way there, I was planning on meeting them there. Since I drive like a maniac, I actually caught them mid-route and followed them the rest of the way. Thank you's to Erin for getting Ame to the hospital safely, and watching the kids while we were there having the baby.
We took Ame to the 3rd floor, labor and delivery. They placed her in one of the triage rooms so that they could check her. Her blood pressure had only gotten worse 155/95 , so the doctor felt that it would be best to induce labor. She was then moved to a labor and delivery room at around 3:30 pm. After getting her situated, her water was broken around 5:00 pm. The labor continued for the next 5 hours. At around 10:00 pm, the doctor got to the room, right on time for Ame to begin pushing.
Now for the other 3 kids that we have had, pushing has not lasted more than 20 minutes. Aiden by golly has to be the exception. Ame was pushing for 50 minutes. There were some issues with his heart rate dropping, his block head, and the fact that he wanted to come out sideways during that time, but our beautiful baby boy is here.