Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Elijah is HERE!!!!!

Elijah arrived Tuesday Dec 21st at 1:24 am. We headed to the hospital Monday night around 9p and then spent an hour walking around the hospital to see if I was really in labor - as frustrating as this was, I am very thankful that I got to spend that hour walking instead of just staying in a bed. My friend Allison joined us at the hospital to photograph the birth. I am so thankful for her support and encouragement during the delivery and I can't wait to see more of her pics (the pics posted are not hers, but you can check out her work here )

After walking for an hour (around 10:45p), I had progressed enough for them the admit me to the hospital. My doctor had just returned from NY, so she was able to be there. She is an unbelievable dr and I am so thankful for her and her support for me to have an unmedicated VBAC. The nurse I had was also phenomenal and extremely supportive. I'll leave out the details...but at 1:24 am after 10 min or so of pushing Elijah arrived! He was a whopping 8lbs 5 oz (a full pound more than Hudson) and as healthy as can. We are so glad he is finally here.

The last few weeks (pre Elijah)

The first few weeks of December was a great mix of having lots of things going on as well as having some great down time. While we were anxiously awaiting Elijah's arrival...... We painted Christmas ornaments
danced and played silly games
and took lots of trips to the park.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

37 ish weeks

This was taken last weekend. I am now just over 38 weeks along and this baby is getting big. I'm measuring "large" but he is measuring relatively normal. So please join us in prayer that this little man will make his arrival soon. I can't believe how fast this pregnancy has gone. Hudson and Parker couldn't be more thrilled about their little brother. I'm not sure if Parker realizes that he will be living with us, but she will figure it out quickly.