Sunday, July 20, 2008

He's Here!

Well, he finally arrived! The hospital called me at 5:15 pm on Thurs. the 17th to go ahead & come up. We arrived just before 6 & by 6:15 pm they had my pit drip started. My sister made her way up by 6:30 & we were off to a good start. I told my nurse that I wanted to try & wait until I reached a 5 before I got my epidural because it wore off with Samantha & I didn't want that experience again! Travis & I still didn't agree on a name for this baby so my sister went & found a baby book with 50,001 baby names! Travis finally conceeded & we decided we'd name him Caleb Travis Bown. Dr. Fowers broke my water at 8:40 pm & thanks to a dose of Fentonal at 10:15 I was able to make it to a 5 before I asked for my epidural at 10:50 pm! It took the dr. about 20 min. to give me my epidural & I have to say that this one was the most painful of the three. I could feel him doing everything! Thirty minutes after my epidural I was at an 8 so I was really glad I hadn't waited to get my epidural any longer or else I probably wouldn't have been able to get it!! I started to push about 1:15 am & he was born at 1:42 am on Friday July 18th. We weighed in at 8 lbs 1 oz & was 20 inches long. I thought for sure this baby was going to be the biggest of the three so I was very shocked to learn he was actually the smallest! When Travis was heading into the nursery with him the nurse told us that they had 17 babies in the nursery! Trav said the basinetts were lined up wall to wall. I guess there's something to be said for full moons!!

We came home on Saturday afternoon & he is doing well. He only lost 1 oz in the hospital so that tells you how much he likes to eat!

Nash & Samantha are thrilled their brother is here & Samantha has finally decided that it's ok he isn't a girl, she'll love him after all!

My sister & her daughter, Jade, came to visit today & helped give him his first bath. He loves to have his hair & his bum washed but did not like the rest of his bath!


Nic said...

Yay! Congratulations! It's about bloody time, eh? Be sure to scold that kid for taking so long.

Heather said...

What a beautiful little boy!! I loved all the pictures in your slide show. I have been checking your blog everyday and was pretty sure that with no updates, you must have been in the hospital. Congrats!!

Angela said...

Congratulations! He is a cutie. I hope you are getting some rest!

Lesa said...

Congratulations! I am so glad that you were finally able to get in! Caleb is absolutely adorable!