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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Welcome Baby Matthew

Matthew Adrian was born July 12th at 2:54am. Weighing 8 lbs 9 oz and measuring 21 & 1/2 inches long, he came into this world without the assistance of any drugs or interventions.

My water broke at about 5:30pm Sunday while we were at a restaurant, luckily right before we ordered any food! I was sitting there looking at the menu when I felt something a little funny and then a little gush. I said "Uh oh" and my sister looked at me and said "Nuh uh!" and I grinned at her and she ran out to the truck to get something to help me out. Poor hubby was just sitting there wondering what was going on then I told him and the waitress came to get our order. I told her that we were going to have to leave because my water broke! She looked surprised and I felt really bad that I made a mess lol! My sister gave her a big tip though and off we went, after I finally made myself stand up that is (there is a lot of fluid in there!!). We drove home, got my bags, I showered real quick and Jim's mom came over to babysit Jimmy and Caspian, my sister's little boy. Then we headed to the hospital and got there around 8:30pm. I still wasn't having any contractions so the nurse had me start walking. We walked for about an hour and the contractions started in no time. Then I had to start using the breast pump (sorry if TMI lol) to help keep the contractions going, which wasn't a problem because they kept up strong! I had to have 2 rounds of antibiotics through an IV because I was GBS positive then after that it wasn't long before I got to get in the jacuzzi and was in transition. That part is a bit blurry =) but I know it didn't take too long after that before I got back into bed and was able to push (the on call dr. didn't do water births) I had been really wanting to push while I was in the tub but that last centimeter of dilation was STUBBORN!! After a few pushes, Little Matthew made his entrance into the world right before 3am. Such a little sweetie he is! He looks a lot like his brother and daddy, but I can definitely see my side of the family in him, a lot more than in Jimmy. He is doing very well, just had some bruising on his face because of mommy's excitement to meet him, and he is turning into a champion nurser.

We are home now so I will try to post more pics soon. Thank you all so much for all of your kind thoughts and prayers, we are so thankful our little one turned head down and was able to be born naturally. God is GREAT!


Jaimi_C said...

Congratulations to you and your family! Glad to hear that things are going good so far. Love the name by the way! I sent you a e-mail at your gmail account because I would like to send you a little something.


kimert said...

Congrats to you and your family! :)

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Randi Troxell said...

you both look wonderful and beautiful..
congrats.. can't wait for more pics!!

Kelly said...

Congratulations!! What a beautiful boy!


Congratulations!!! He is perfect. I love the name (I have a Matthew too). I am so glad you were able to have a safe vaginal delivery, and both mom and baby are fine.

Glad he is nursing so well. Sounds like a great birth. I think that is neat about your water breaking. I have always wanted my water to break on its own, but so far has not.

Is your sister still helping out? How did Jimmy do with the new baby and his 'Gift Bag"?

I look forward to all your updates and pics. Hope you and Matthew are doing great. Thank You for updating. What a beautiful blessing you have. Congratulations again my friend, Audrey

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