My little man finally made his appearance May 12, 2015. He weighed 9 pounds 13 ounces and was 21 1/2" long. He came out with a dark brown hair and dark blue eyes. It is hard to tell right now if they are going to stay blue, or turn brown. I think that he resembles Sophia a lot, but at the same time has his own look.
I was almost 40 weeks pregnant when he was born (my due date was May 14th.) I never thought I would be pregnant with him for as long as I was. I had both Jonny and Sophia at 38 weeks, so those last two weeks dragged on for me. I was having contractions on and off during that time period, and even went to the hospital once, only to be turned away for not progressing. On May 11th, I was having contractions all day but didn't take them too serious. That night, they started to get more intense and about five minutes apart. I told Oly that is was once again time to go to labor and delivery, and we headed towards the hospital. Oly's mom had come up a couple of days prior, to help me out and was able to stay with Jonny and Sophia. When we arrived at the hospital they checked me and I was only dilated to a three. They decided to keep me overnight for observation, because I was so close to my due date. Oly really wanted to just go home at that point, thinking it was another false alarm. I had a feeling that is was the real deal though, and we stayed overnight. I had contractions all night, and they were very painful but about 5-8 minutes apart. When they checked me in the morning the nurse was surprised to see that I had already dilated to 6cm. For the next six hours I was on the edge of loosing my mind with how painful my contractions were. I really was trying to have a natural birth without the epidural. I had back pain for six months after my last epidural with Sophia, and I didn't want to go through all of that again. My doctor showed up at about 11am and told me that she was going to break my water, and that my contractions were going to get about twice as painful and closer together. I knew that I could not handle contractions twice as painful as what I was experiencing, and asked for an epidural. The anesthesiologist came in to give me the epidural. Right after he left the room, my blood pressure rapidly dropped and I passed out. Oly was pretty scared. When I woke up, I had no idea where I was. It was the weirdest feeling. I also felt like I could not breath. They quickly injected my IV with something and gave me oxygen, and I instantly felt much better. After getting the epidural, labor went much smoother and at 1:30pm my little angel was born.
Later in the day, Oly's mom brought Jonny and Sophia over to meet Jack.
Sophia was very very excited.
Jonny was adorable with him.
The shirt Oly is wearing is not an ordinary shirt. It has been dubbed the birthing shirt. He was wearing the shirt the night Jonny was born and two years later, by coincidence, was wearing it the night Sophia was born. So after discovering this, he saved it to wear with Jack.
I just love his little face.
Ollie's dad drove up to meet Jack last weekend.
Oly with his parents. They were so much help!