Thursday, July 31, 2008

The short story

Sorry I haven't given much information, it's been an exhausting week! There will be a (much) longer birth story coming as soon as I get time to finish it.

Elias James was born at 4:59 on Sunday, July 27th. He weighed 8lbs 2 oz and was 21 inches long.

Labour started (and didn't stop for a change) at noon on Saturday, contractions were 2 minutes apart by 8 so we headed into the hospital, at 9 I was all settled in. At 2 am my water broke, and at 7 I had only progressed about a cm from where I had started. At 9 I decided to get oxytocen and an epi, those were started at 11 (I was then 4+ cm). At 2 I woke up shivering and was 10 cm! I started pushing at 2:30 and he made a nice, slow entrance into the world!

He's perfect!


Dena said...

I couldn't believe it when I heard you had a boy! I know everyone thought he was a boy, but I was sure you were having another girl. So glad everything went well. I know it wasn't as natural as you had hoped, but you still got to have a VBAC!!! Many women never get that chance. How great for you!

So happy to hear you are doing well and, of course, that he is perfect! I have been praying that nursing and bonding are going great this time. Can't wait to hear the long story, but knowing it may take a while to get that much time at the computer.

Congrats, Congrats, Congrats!!!

Dena said...

And congrats to Hana on being a big sister! How is she handling it so far?

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Mommy Rader said...

Congrats on your new bundle of joy!!! And I too was so sure you were having a girl, too =) Oh well!

Jecca said...

congrats steph!