Here’s what I looked like yesterday at 11 am.

last day!

That is one big belly.

After 14 hours, here’s what we have…

harrison

This is 8 lbs and 10 oz. of baby boy that was living in my belly for 41 and a half weeks. He’s doing well, I’m doing well, and Daddy is doing well. Miss R met Donut this afternoon and was stuck on his belly button.  She was very concerned about it felling off.  She pet his head and was ready to play peek-a-boo with him.

baby h

It was a relatively uneventful labor.  I did it drug free for more than 8 hours.  Then, I totally caved and decided on drugs.  I ended up hyperventilating, which in turn, triggered a dizzy spell, which made the contractions darn near impossible to deal with.  I ended up with an epidural and was super happy with it.  I only had the epidural for about 2 hours before it was time to push, but it totally let some of the stress ease so that I could get to the pushing part.

(ps. don’t expect to see any “after” mommy pictures any time soon!)

2 thoughts on “

  1. He’s beautiful! So glad to hear you had a generally good labor after that long wait. I love the picture of you two, he looks a lot like his sister there:).

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