Tuesday, July 15

He's Here










He is finally here! Rachel went into the hospital Sunday with contractions about 10 minutes apart. Contractions were good and strong, but baby's heart rate would not go back up after each contraction; because Brendan was overdue and they were worried about the complications it could bring.
She labored for about 3 hours and was only at 3 centimeters. The hospital O.R. was short staffed so they decided to hold off and wait until this morning when the doctors, surgeons, and other staff came back on duty, just in case they needed to do an emergency cesarean.
Monday morning around 6:00, her water broke naturally and she began to dilate on her own. She pushed for a short time (about 10-15 mins).

Brendan came at 8:26 a.m., July 14, 2007. He was 7 pounds, 11 ounces, 19.5 inches long. Baby is great, and Mama is tired. Both should be coming home today sometime after both Rachel's and the baby's doctor give the okay.

The first three pictures from yesterday morning right after he was born. The rest are from yesterday evening (started at the yelling face).

6 comments:

Nicole said...

Congrats! He's beautiful.

rebekah said...

congratulations you two! can't wait to see what wonderful parents you will become :)

Shanda said...

Oh, I love him! I want to hold him, please!

Renee Cram said...

Isn't God good! You did not want to be induced and then at the last minute, your baby boy decided to grace the world naturally. I am so proud if you. Cant wait to meet him. Love you!

~Renee

Renee Cram said...

Isn't God good! You did not want to be induced and then at the last minute your baby boy decided to grace the world naturally and poof...there he was! Thats amazing. I am so proud of you. Cant wait to meet him. Love you!
~Renee

Ezzah said...

hee hee, I took a walk too with Ezzah....I was still wearing the diaper and swished when I walked lol. We set off the alarm at the hospital-nothing like getting a head start! I'm so happy for you and wish I would have been around.