Saturday, December 20, 2008

Baby Hayes has arrived!

Well, after 16 hours of labor, which was worth every second, our son has arrived in the world. He weighed 8lbs 13oz and was 20 inches long. My contractions started at about 7am and were about 3 minutes apart from the get go. I was only 2cm, still, when I arrived. It was a long, hard road! I labored naturally until I got to 8.5cm and seemed to get stuck. That is when I consented, begged would be a better word, for the epidural. What a blessed created of GOD. I feel sooo good about the decision. After less than 30 minutes of pushing our son emerged! I did tear a bit and have some stitches. We have yet to spend time really looking him over and deciding on an appropriate name. I will let you know when we do. I am exhausted, and so ready for sleep. I will post pictures as soon as I can.


alex&stacey said...

Welcome little one!!! I can not WAIT to meet you...all in due time though! Susan - I am so glad to hear that you're doing well. And welcome to the ranks of "I LOVE my epidural!!!" club...I was shouting it from the roof tops. We love you guys so much and hope you enjoy these first moments together as a newly expanded unit!