Thursday, April 23, 2009

It's a Boy!!!!!

Well it's official! Sterling Daniel has finally arrived. Bryan and I went into the hospital Wednesday night at about 8:30 because I was have a lot of abdominal pain. I wasn't technically in labor but I was dilated to a 5 so the nurse convinced my doctor to let me stay. They started me on pitocin to speed things along a bit. I was still at a 5 at 1:00 so Dr. Huish broke my water. About 10 minutes later I was having hard contractions every minute or two so I asked for my epidural. My epidural was wonderful this time around and I didn't feel anything. Sterling's heart rate was dipping down a little after every contraction so the nurse checked me at 4:00 and I was only at a 6 but Sterling was very low in my uterus. She laid me on my side to get his heart rate regulated but it wouldn't so she checked me again. I went from a 6 to a 9.5 in less than ten minutes. Craziness!!! She kept asking if I felt pressure or the urge to push and I told her no. His heart rate dropped again so she checked me again. His head was right there and she told me to close my legs and to not push. Luckily, Dr. Huish was already at the hospital and was in the room in about 30 seconds. Five pushes later, out came Sterling. He was very purple because the cord had been wrapped around his neck, but he was fine after a few minutes. He weighed 8lbs 8oz and was 21.5 inches long. He is so cute and looks just like Cyndle, he just has a bigger mouth. We are all doing very well. Cyndle came to see him and kept kissing his head and wanting to hold him. It will be interesting to see how she is when we go home.

Sterling Daniel

Daddy, Mommy and Sterling