Sunday, March 22, 2009

Introducing....


He's finally here. I am now happy to introduce William Joseph to the blogging world. He had his own plans for what day he wanted to arrive and he decided to spring those plans on me at 3:45 in the morning on the 18th. My water broke, waking me from the last night of restful sleep that I will have for a while. I had my very generous cousin come over to stay at the house while KC and I headed to the hospital.

They eventually got me started on pitocin to get my contractions going and after a while I decided an epidural was in order. I had felt enough labor pains for this one, or so I thought. After the epidural I found that I could still feel all the pain on one side of my body. So they injected me with more anesthesia which helped, but my legs soon felt like they were the size of elephants. That dose wore off and I was again feeling the contractions on that side. The pain was dulled, but still painful. We were getting to the end though, and I figured when it was all over I'd want to walk sometime in the next day so I didn't ask for another large dose of anesthesia. Feeling the contractions a bit proved helpful as I eventually had to call in the nurses to inform them that William didn't want to wait much longer. So the doctor was called back in and after a couple pushes he was out. It turns out that the cord was wrapped around William's neck. This explained why his heart rate would go down quite a bit during each contraction. Despite expectations for a larger baby, like Andrew and Isaac were, William surprised us by being just 7 lbs 8 oz and 19.5 inches long. In the end though he was healthy and looked great. That's the exent of the gory details I am wishing to share.. aren't you glad?

Here are some photos from the last few days.
Look at that head of hair.
We thought we'd be able to go home after 24hrs, but Williams PKU test showed high levels of Bilirubin so he had to do some fake baking during the next day. He levels went down quickly and we were able to go home without having to take home any extra equipment.
Finally able to go home.

His brothers think he is the cutest and can't wait for him to crawl and be able to play with them.

9 comments:

wileywoman said...

I want to hold him!!! So cute. Love the pictures, esp. the one of him and Andrew. I'm glad he didn't have to have the portable lights...still trying to arrange with J to see when we can come see him!

Beck's said...

He is a cutie.. Love the hair. I hope you are feeling well.

Jami said...

he looks just like the other two! what a doll! congrats! i hope you guys are all doing good!

Leslie said...

Congratulations!
He's absolutely perfect!!! You look stunning!

Allison Arsenault said...

Congratulations! It sounds like he is asserting his own personality quite early on! You'll have to watch out for this one! As soon as we are all better in my house I want to come and hold him for a few hours!

Hiatt Family said...

Congrats! How exciting, he's super cute, and I love all the pics. You look awesome by the way, maybe I'll try a black and white of me, too. Great idea! ;) Hope all is well with you and baby.

Miss Summerson said...

Congrats on the new baby! He's adorable!

Brooke Bergin said...

Hooray! I can't believe how much hair he has. Adorable! I had fun with your mom and your kids.

Ranell and Brandon said...

Congrats! He is a beautiful little boy. That hair is great!

 
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