Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Birth Day!

Well, here's the LONG overdue blog of Jude's birth. (You know, now that he's 7 weeks old!)

The last preggo pic taken the Saturday before Jude was born-- here we are with Mrs. Brooke and Baby Avery, who was born the same week!

On Monday, June 13, I went to the doctor for what should  be my last appointment before the induction we had scheduled for Tuesday, June 21. The whole weekend before, I had been miserably uncomfortable and felt lousy. Since Trent was working, my Dad kept Parker, and Mom came with me to my appointment. After a quick ultrasound, where Aunt Jamie predicted Jude to weigh 7 pounds, 10 ounces, we went up to see Dr. Willett.  As she examined me, she asked "Want to have a baby soon?" My reply?  "Today would be good!" I was shocked when she said "Ok, let's go ahead over to the hospital!"  Since I was almost 4 cm dilated, she sent me over with the plan to start the lowest dose of pitocin.  Around 12:45, she came in to break my water, and at 2:00, I was 5 cm.  We watched a lot of tv, visited with family, and waited....

 At 4:00, I was still 5 cm.

 And at 6:00, I was still 5 cm.

 And at 8:00, when the nurse came in, I told her, "If I am still 5 cm, please call Dr. Willett and tell her I want a section."

 Guess what? I was still 5 cm. However, Dr. Willett wanted me to wait until 9:00, see what happened, and then we'd make a decision.

 At 9:00, I was almost fully dilated!!!  Dr. Willet came in, and by 9:53 pm, Jude had made his arrival!

Aunt Jamie's prediction was pretty close!  He weighed 7 pounds, 11.4 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long!

Here's Daddy going to get big sister! She was SUCH a trooper at the hospital all day!

Holding his baby BOY!

Jude shares his birthday with his cousin Gerad, who turned 15 that day!!

Getting a good look!

First time to hold my little man!!

BIG thanks to Dr. Willett for being the most amazing, calm, wonderful ob/g.

So sweet.

First family picture!