Friday, October 3, 2008

He's Here

Thank you Justme for posting a comment that Baby had arrived. I don't have time to tell the story of all 36 hours of labor (eek!) but let's just say it took 2 trips to the hospital, 2 doulas, 2 soaks in the tub, 30 hours without medical intervention, 5 hours at 90% effacement and dialated to 9 before finally agreeing to an epidural (heaven sent drug that let me sleep!!), a couple hours on pitocin, an hour off the epidural to begin feeling contractions to push effectively, 15 minutes of pushing, and arrival of the baby 5 minutes before the doctor arrived to "catch."


*Whew*


Here are a couple pictures. The first is fairly soon after he was born and right after hubby put on his first diaper. The hat does not do justice to the *major* cone head he was sporting. The second picture was taken this morning just after he ate. Hubby took some short video clips of his facial expression exercises this morning too. I'll ask hubby to save a copy on my computer so I can post one or two for those who are interested.



16 comments:

allyouwhohope said...

Oh my goodness! He's GORGEOUS! What a little cutie!

That sounds like quite an ordeal. Glad everyone is doing well!

Fertilized said...

Oh Loook at him!! He isa gorgeous

Congratulations

LifeHopes said...

Oh My!!!! He couldn't be any more perfect!! Oh I just love him! You are so incredibly blessed! I am so thankful that you are doing okay after all of that! Great job! You did it!!!!

Beth said...

Wow, seriously, you are my hero!!! 30 hours with NO MEDICAL INTERVENTION???!!

He is so beautiful, and I'm sure he's so worth it. Congratulations and enjoy this time. It goes WAY too fast :)

Amanda said...

He is soooo handsome!!!! Congratulations!!!

andnotbysight said...

Oh, congratulations! He's so beautiful! And my goodness, 36 hours? You must be exhausted beyond words! I'm so happy for you that your baby's here and you're both OK!

Jen said...

A huge congrats!!! I'm looking forward to the details of the rather lengthy birth story. The hub and I were just having an in depth conversation on cone heads.

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

He's beautiful! Congratulations!

Mrs. B said...

Awww, look at that beautiful baby!!! Congratulations and I can't wait to hear the details!

Mrs. B said...

Awww, look at that beautiful baby!!! Congratulations and I can't wait to hear the details!

Jen said...

Congratulations! He really is one of the most beautiful baby boys I've ever seen!! Praying you're quickly recovering so you can enjoy these new days without distraction!

Geohde said...

A thousand congrats...

J

Kara said...

Found your blog though a friend of a friend of a friend...and all I have to say is WHAT A WOMAN!!! 36 hours of Labor!!! WOW!! What a beautiful ending to all the hard work! Congratulations!!!

Dr. Grumbles said...

Hi, little guy!

Annalien said...

I'm a bit late, but huge congratulations on the arrival of your son. He is simply gorgeous!

Kathy V said...

Congrats. he is beautiful. Sorry that you had such a long, exhausting time during the laober experience. Glad he is here and doing well.