He’s Here!

January 9, 2009 at 1:11 am

Hello All. Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. We just got internet at home this week. Yeah! My son, Sawyer Nicholas was born on 12-19 at 6:12 in the morning. He weighed 6 lbs. 15 oz. and was 20.5 inches long. We had a great delivery a week before my due date. Now, before I report the rest I have to qualify it by saying that labor and delivery appear to be easier for me than many women, and this is my second child. But especially for Room 679 I want to provide encouragement. I was able to deliver this baby without epidural or medication of any kind. I had the strength to push on my own and delivered in a squatting position despite past worries that my hips wouldn’t be strong enough. Second stage labor only took about 15 minutes though, and first stage (what I felt of it) was only about 6 hours. I am not more tired now than I was with my first child pre-GBS. Actually, I may be less tired because I have fewer delivery complications. I am not currently experiencing residuals and I delivered 13 months after being diagnosed with a mild case of GBS and treated with IVIG for 4 days. So, for me, I really couldn’t ask for a healthier pregnancy and delivery. I have been greatly blessed. Sawyer is doing great and gaining weight to beat the band — 15 oz in the first 10 days! I’m going to try to attach a picture with this post.

Room 679…I’m glad to hear things are going well for you and I pray they continue to. Isn’t it great to feel the baby moving and have that assurance that it’s doing okay? My 3 year old daughter seems to be adjusting farely well to new baby brother and likes to help fetch spit rags and extra outfits, rock him, and help hold him–only she wants me to fetch for her all the time too! She’s getting more Daddy time but still wants to be my velcro baby — attached and on top of me every second. She’s been that way always. I try to enjoy it since she’s growing up fast, but it does get overwhelming sometimes. I’d be happy to answer questions if you have any.

Happy New Year Everyone!