Sunday, September 23, 2012

Introducing Andrew Brett

(Due to issues with our card reader this post is later than it should be as well as all of the pictures in it I took off of my mother-in-laws blog.  Hopefully soon we will fix the problems with the card reader and I will be able to post more pics of Andrew as well as of the rest of the family)

 This is my dear, sweet, little Andrew.  He was born on September 13th at 12:03 pm, and we are so happy he is here.  Andrew weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz, and was 19 1/2 inches long, and he has lots of dark hair.  Like my other babies I was induced with Andrew, but unlike my other babies he was only 39 weeks along rather than 40-41.  I had been experiencing quite a few contractions and some were really getting painful.  On September 11th I called Brett at 7:00 and told him the contractions were  about 5 minutes apart and he needed to get home.  We went to the hospital, they hooked me up to all the monitors, and sure enough I my contractions were 5 minutes apart.  I was dilated to a 4 and they said that if I progressed I would be able to stay if not I would have to labor a little more at home.  An hour and a half went by and no change, I got sent home (do you know how disheartening it is to think you are going to be having a baby and then you're told go home, big bummer!).  I had an appointment the next day and the Dr. said if I wanted I could be induced the next day.  Brett and I agreed and then went home to prepare.  The labor really wasn't that bad, there was one frustrating moment when after an hour and a half of pitocin they checked me and I was still at a 4, but then they gave me the epidural and within 30 minutes I was at a 7.  I invited my mom and mother-in-law to be there for the birth with Brett and I and we were laughing and having a great time.  The nurse however was telling me to stop laughing because the Dr. had not yet gotten there and I was laughing the baby out.  When the Dr. did finally get there I pushed once and our little Andrew was here.  During those first few minutes and during his bath he let us know that he has a great set of lungs yet ever since then it has been rare that I have heard him cry, he is such a good baby.

Brett enjoying time with Baby Andrew, he is such a great daddy!

My turn!!!  You may notice my fingernails are nicely done, that was my moment of vanity with Andrew, before he was born I decided that I would get some press on nails and have pretty hands before I had him.  If you could see my toes you will see that they are painted as well.