Thursday, April 17, 2008

Introducing...John Morgan!

Here he is! Our little John Morgan!

He arrived April 7th, at 11:51 pm. And surprise, surprise...we got our VBAC! Woo hoo! We went in for the C-Section, and the doctor checked me and decided that I was favorable for an induction, so she asked if we wanted to try. Of course I was super nervous, due to all of the precautions we'd been given about him being a big baby and the complications that could come with, but she assured us that they'd keep a very close eye on me and if anything seemed wrong, they'd do the C-Section right away.

Well, after 5 hours of pitocin, I'd only dialated 1 cm, bringing me to a whopping 3 cm. Then they broke my water...and holy cow! Shortly thereafter came the epidural which I had been SO avidly against...I'm convinced this was the best decision I've ever made (save being sealed to my wonderful Joe-Z). In the next 5 hours I dialated to a 10 and I was ready to push! Woo-hoo! They turned off the epidural (they said they needed me to be able to feel it b/c they needed all my help since he was bigger than the average bear...great), and after 2 hours and 11 minutes of pushing we had our beautiful baby boy...and he's just splendid!

He came in at 9 pounds, 5 ounces and 21 inches long. His head was 14 1/2 inches. This puts him 7 ounces lighter than his big bro, exactly as long, and with a 1/2 inch larger head. And they look like they could be twins...I don't know if it's that way for everyone that has two kids of the same gender in a row, but boy, it's like looking at my little Levi all over again!

And can I just add in how wonderful it is not to be pregnant anymore?!?


Mrs. Blimes said...

yes! i'm the first to comment! You're baby is so so so beautiful and i am so happy for you!

Ryan & Andie said...

Congratulations! He is beautiful and I agree, he does look a lot like Levi. Glad to hear you all are doing so well.

Alicia said...

Awww he is precious! A big boy! Glad you were able to go the route you did in giving birth to him. :)

the Rew Crew said...

Wow--your boy beat mine by two ounces! Isn't it fun pushing those big headed, heavy hitters out? Ha ha. I'm soooo pumped you had your VBAC, and that you loved your epidural. They were created for a reason.

Can't wait to hear more!

Also, congrats on not being pregnant anymore. Isn't it the greatest?

Ty & Audrey said...

yay baby!

Cherish said...

I'm so excited that you got your VBAC! That is a big baby, for sure.

The Seaman Family said...

So sweet!