Friday, September 11, 2009

Micah John has arrived!

It's all over, folks! We are proud to announce the arrival of our baby boy, Micah John. He was born on September 10th at 11:54 pm (just made it!!) and was 7 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long. He is just perfect!
I had been having contractions most of the day since my appointment this morning (see previous post), but things got serious around 7:30. They started coming HARD and quickly progressed to 5 minutes apart. At 8:30, I called labor & delivery (again) and said we were coming in. When they checked me, I was already 5 cm dilated and contractions were intensifying in both pain and frequency, so there was no way we were leaving. I asked that the epidural man be paged ASAP and I did get my wish after about an hour or so of hard contractions. At 11:00, I was very close to fully dilated and we were starting to think that our goal of a birth by midnight might just be attainable! I started pushing at 11:15 and less than 45 minutes later our baby boy made his appearance, with 6 minutes to spare! He's doing great and I am doing pretty well too. I gotta tell ya, a 4.5 hour TOTAL labor sure beats the 12 hours (complete with 3 hours of solid pushing) I endured with Isaiah. Yay for second babies!!
More photos to come! I'm sure we'll take lots more tomorrow when he starts getting passed around to people and I'm not so crazy-tired. Tomorrow he will also have the ultrasound to check out his kidney issue. Stay tuned for more updates on Micah!

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