Thursday, December 27, 2007
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.
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Rachel, however, says she's been called Powell at least 100 times in the last few years and they always write Powell at work, too. Strange.
Monday, December 10, 2007
We thought it would be a good idea to get a few photos of Rachel up on our site while she was pregnant. Here is a link to four photos that we took in our back yard with Rachel at 36 weeks: http://albums.phanfare.com/3836152/2243463
The baby may be born as early as next week!
Our church already had its Christmas music program, my mom and dad already did their annual Shepherds party (dress up for nativity and "Jerusalem" food), we had a Christmas cookie party at the Bartletts, we've got almost all of our Christmas shopping done, and we went to see the Christmas Carol play at the Hale Theatre (which was incredible!).
I feel like we've had so many Christmas activites already that if we do have to miss Christmas day it will be fine.