We had a regular Sunday, ending with small group and dinner at Josh and Rebekah's house. When we got home from their house and had the kids in bed (around 8), I started having contractions, which by 9, I was needing to breath through. I got in the shower, we called Devin and had dropped the kids off and headed to the hospital by 10:30. By this point, the contractions were a few minutes apart and Very painful. We checked in right before 11, I got my epidural around midnight (and felt Amazing!) My water broke (on it's own for the first time), and suddenly I was ready to go! After only five and a half hours from start to finish, we had our son in our arms after three pushes!
What a dream that labor and delivery were! =)
Chubby cheeked cherub
We have a baby with hair!
The kids opening their gifts "from Caleb" =)
Me with the world's sweetest big brother and sister
Cuddling my little man
Moriah was very curious about diaper changes, nursing etc. =)
I had really been looking forward to doing these before and after pictures and I'm really happy with how they turned out!
We are home and have had the most amazing first evening together. Devin got us some amazing pizza from Papa Murphy's for dinner... the kids were stoked to have Caleb home (who slept most of the evening away so we were able to give special attention to Keenan and Moriah). The kids are in bed now, we are enjoying blizzards, and will probably hit the hay soon and see how our first night home with this little guy goes.
I am soo thankful to be feeling so great. I have virtually no pain to speak of and feel like my normal self! Blessed beyond belief...