Friday, June 22, 2007

After a Bath:

We are doing well. Although the waking up in the middle of the night is tiresome, I would say we are having a fairly easy time so far! He is a good baby! He crys when he is hungry, and other than that he is happy! He is gaining weight and length! According to our very "official" at home measurements he is over 7 lbs and about 21 inches! AND, he hasn't even made it to his expected due date yet!!

He has started to make eye contact, and he even watches things like his mobile over his bassinet! He got his first real bath last week, and he seemed to enjoy it. I put a picture of the event below, just to embarrass him when he is old enough to be embarrassed.

Enjoy the pics!

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Reed Evan Dender

May 30, 2007

Well there he is! He made is appearance a little bit early- well how about a month early. He is a healthy baby boy who weighed 5lbs 7oz when he was born! I can't imagine if he had stayed in there for 4 more weeks!! YIKES! Apart from a somewhat uncomfortable surgery after his birth everything went well. My water broke at about 3 a.m. on the 30th, and because my GBS test was positive we quickly went to triage to get antibiotics. Now, I don't think I have mentioned yet that is was almost a very full moon! Yeah, so you can imagine how busy triage was. Shortly after I arrived another woman ( a Labor and Delivery nurse) came in and jumped in a bed next to me and had her baby in about 2 minutes! It was crazy!! All of the beds in Triage were full, and so were the rooms in Labor and Delivery. Ryan and I waited in Triage for about 5 hours, waiting for people to give birth. Meanwhile, I was also waiting for contractions to start on their own, so that I wouldn't have to have pitocin. However, that didn't happen. Even after some uncomfortable walking around the contractions were still not happening! I was put on pitocin around 9 a.m. and things started to progress quickly after that. I spent some time in the tub, and on the birth ball, and come 4:30 I was ready to push. I only pushed for about 15 minutes, and with a little help from a vaccum suction Reed was born at 4:42!! :)

We are so thrilled to get to meet the little man that has been living inside of me for the last 9 months. It still doesn't seem possible that he was INSIDE of ME!!

Ryan is an amazing Dad, just like I knew he would be, and of course he is an amazing husband!!

I will try and keep this updated, and of course post some more pictures as soon as I can!!