I know that a lot of you have been long awaiting this blog. Our little guy has arrived at last! I had him Saturday at 5:57 p.m. at St. Mark's hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz. and he is 19 1/2 inches long (the half inch includes the cone head I think:)). I went into labor at about 3:30 in the morning the night before and was redeemed by an epidural at 10:30 that morning, so yes I did go through at least 6 hours of contractions and I totally wasn't against making them disappear (disappear in my mind at least). It was great, but it did slow down the contractions for awhile and we worried that I might be headed for a C-section, but lo and behold I finally dilated to where I needed to be by about 4:30 that afternoon. Even though I had an epidural, it was a lot of work pushing the baby out! He was turned sideways in the birth canal, so that made it a bit more difficult, but thanks to my cheerleaders (mom, sisters, husband (nearly passed out in the corner), and a wonderful nurse and doctor) we were able to get him out in about an hour and a half. Cone head and all, we are absolutely in love with our little man. He has a cute little button nose and tons of dark hair that sticks out everywhere! A lot of people have commented that it looks like he has a mullet, but I don't see it, at least I don't want to think of my baby as having a mullet:( Anyway, we feel so blessed to have this special little guy in our family and I love being a Mom already. I wouldn't want to be anything else right now. I will post more as I get more time! I'm finding out real quick how fast life can change, but I love this change.
p.s. Sorry about the sideways pic. I couldn't figure out how to delete it from the post and I really didn't want to right the whole thing over again to switch it out, but I'm sure everyone can still get a good look at him:)