Thursday, August 30, 2007

He's arrived!

Well before I start, I never posted a picture of Baluga's room. So here it is, it's not a great picture, but you get an idea of what it looks like.

Early Friday (August 24th) morning 3:45 AM I had my first contraction. I was thinking that this was it, but hoping it wasn't because Stir Fry was having his preschool open house that morning. Well they continued to come, and then I thought maybe my water had broken. So the mother-in-law was on her way to our house, which takes about 15 minutes. We almost just left the kids home with the door unlocked for grandma when she showed up, but we waited. We got to the hospital and I was 4 cm after less than an hour of labor. At this point I was ready for the drugs, but was told my doctor might have me wait an hour to see if I progress, which he had done just 30 minutes earlier for another one of his patients that was there. Are you kidding me!?! Do you not see that things are getting worse fast!!! They finally called the anethesiologist and I got some relief. Before it was over I had a lot of pressure and felt like pushing, and was just hoping there was enough time for it to kick in. By the time it was done I was to 9 cm. Only minutes later our little one was born (thank good the drugs were starting working fast and the doc gave me extra because he could tell things were happening FAST), after a little less than 2 hours of labor, and only being at the hospital 40 minutes. He weighed in at 7 lbs. 8 oz. and measured 19 1/2 inches long. I have yet to decide on a blogger name for him, so for now we'll just call him Speedy, for obvious reason. So for his blog day view, Speedy.





5 comments:

Da Mama said...

He is just so precious. I am so glad that i got the chance to see and hold him in the hospital. There is nothing like holding a new little baby. And if i would of waited till his blessing day he would be bigger and look totally different. And it sounds like if you have another one you might need to be camping out close to the hospital so you don't have that baby before you get to the hospital. Its crazy how fast things can go. Congratulations he is just so sweet

Emily said...

wow, congratulations! that's just amazing. i adore the picture of his wrinkly little foot. :)

MomOf3 said...

Congratulations!!!! He is just beautiful! (I know that's a funny word to use for a boy, but that's the best way to describe him.) I'm glad things went well for you and the baby.
.....Beluga's room is soooo cute!!!!

Jex Family said...

Thank you letting me hold your little love.
~Laura

Stephanie said...

The room is cute! Congrats, congrats, congrats!