Sunday, January 18, 2009

A couple pictures

I can't believe it's almost been 2 weeks already! We love our little Will and are having fun with him. Some nights are more sleepless than others but we're all doing great.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

He made it! The love of our life is here!

William Andrew Athens! He weighed in at a whopping 9 lbs and 22.5 inches long. It was quite the experience. We went in sunday for a non stress test, to test my amniotic fluid levels and they were low again, so the dr was called and said we would be induced! We were told to come back that night at 8:30 to receive a cervical ripening agent as my cervix was only open to 1.5 cms. Well once we got there it was decided to just start the pitocin. They started it around 9pm and came in at 2 to break my water. After that the contractions started getting stronger and closer together. Woo! Then after quite a few intense contractions I decided it was time for the epidural. I love modern medicine! The anesthesiologist was really nice and talked me through the whole thing. I was kind of nervous for this but all went well and after it started I felt great. They continued to check my progress which was SO slow. My mom came at 7am monday and I was only at a 4. Anyways after what seemed like an eternity I was finally complete or 10 cm dilated. My nurse had me start pushing, which is torturous but feels better at the same time. It wore me out for sure. I pushed for about 2 hours, oh and did I mention that my epidural for some reason was done, gone, disappeared. ;) After pushing all this time and waiting for the dr, I was told to not push and just relax through contractions. Yeah right! Well I didn't push for about 30 minutes but my body knew what it was doing and helped the baby progress. The dr came in (he had been called into an emergency c-section) and he got ready, another dr pushed on my stomach and I pushed for maybe 9 minutes and he was born! So amazing. He had the weirdest shaped head ever! He looked a little alien ish b/c of his cone head and squinchy eyes! We got a hat on him quickly! He was weighed and measured and everything was great. I can't believe it, after all this time, our baby boy was born. Here are some pics from delivery and in the hospital. I will put up more later. To create life is so amazing and to be able to hold it in your hands and know that you share in one large way God's power is amazing. I feel so blessed.