Thursday, December 27, 2007

It's a Boy!

This morning Rachel woke me up and said, "Time to go to the hospital." She had been up pretty much all night from painful contractions. We got to Orem Hospital and they confirmed that she was actually in labor.

By noon she was 5 cm and 100% effaced and they started an epidural. We then spent the afternoon waiting for dilation and the baby to descend. The amazing thing is that Rachel never needed pitocin! Her body was able to induce the labor without any help. After 25 minutes of pushing our boy was here.

He was born at 9:58 PM (27 Dec 2007). He weighs 8 lb 9 oz (which was a surprise to all of us, including the midwife who guessed he'd be 7 lb) and is 20.5 inches. There were no complications during labor. He is healthy and so is mom! After his first bath, dad put him in a Christmas stocking and brought him back to mom.

We'll get some pictures up soon.

4 comments:

krista said...

Congratulations! We are so glad that everything went well and are very excited to meet the little guy! If you need help with anything, just let us know!

Nicola said...

YAY! Congratulations! Glad that everything went smoothly! We are excited to see the pictures!

smarteze said...

Congratulations!

Rachel said...

AWESOME!!

Rach, I got your message on the phone the other day (and one from Ruth too) and I called and left a message for you too. Thank you for calling to tell me. Congrats on the birth of your little boy! I am excited to hear more details from you when we get a chance to talk. Please post pictures! Love ya!
~Rachel