Tuesday, April 28, 2009

An important quickie!




Lots to tell you, but I'm low on energy and I don't know when I'll have much time or energy in the near future. If any of you haven't heard yet - we have two kids now. ;-)

Some photos of the little guy are here.

Todd Eldon was born on 04/27/09 at 2:08pm.

Todd, Heather, Daddy and I are doing well, and as long as Todd passes the car seat test tonight we'll both be headed home tomorrow. :-)

He decided to follow in baby Jude's footsteps and come before 36 weeks, which caused a bunch of extra tests due to his prematurity, but so far he's passed them all with flying colors. Good temp, good weight, good glucose levels, etc. Mommy just wishes he would eat a little more, but he has a good sucking reflex and the pedi says he'll eat more in a few days when he's hungry. He's pretty laid back right now - hopefully he'll stay that way, but I'm prepared for a lot more fussiness when we get closer to his due date. Stick out tongue DH and I were just happy to get sleep and keep him in the room with us last night, unlike our experience with Heather.

For those interested in the birth, I was able to do a VBAC and even though she wasn't able to get there right away because I went early, my doula was a big help. My water broke just before midnight and I was 1 cm when we got to the hospital. I was doing well but progressing VERY slowly and getting tired for potentially a long labor ahead. So I decided to get the epidural around 10am. It actually helped my body relax and progress really well - I was fully dialated and ready to push before 2pm! My anesthesialogist did an awesome job, the epi was just strong enough to help me relax and rest, and strong enough that I could still move and feel the pressure of the contractions. 10 minutes of pushing (I have no idea how anyone pushes for two hours!) and Todd was welcomed into the world.

5 comments:

Anna said...

Congratulations! He is beautiful, and you must feel so proud of yourself for the VBAC!

Jennifer said...

Love the picture! He looks happy in that picture. Karla just kissed the computer screen. :)

cara said...

thanks for the update, i'm so glad you got to have the VBAC you wanted :) that's awesome! he's just perfect, and i can't wait to meet and hold the little guy :)

Annie and Greg said...

Congrats again! I can't wait to meet the little guy!

Life with Pog said...

Congratulations. I'm glad you were able to have a successful VBAC. Todd is a gorgeous baby. Good thing you had friends to help you with that nursery. :)