Sunday, August 03, 2008

Announcing.....

My pregnancy ticker at the top of the page is wrong. I do NOT have 5 days to go. Because my new little boy is 4 days old now!! :-)

Yep, that's right. I finally had that sweet little boy and I feel SO much better. I knew I would.

Okay, the details. Levi Quinn was born Wednesday morning, July 30th, at 6:25 a.m. It's hard to say how long the labor was because I had been in mild/moderate labor for DAYS!!! But I arrived at the hospital at 3:50 a.m. and he was born at 6:25. That's 2 hours and 35 minutes later. Sounds good, eh?

Levi weighed 9 pounds 13 ounces and was 21 1/4 inches long with a 14 1/2 inch head. There was a lot of baby all bunched up inside of me and we both seem happy with his change of address! :-)

Labor was uneventful except for the remarkable fact that I HAD A BABY!! :-) It was unmedicated as I wished, I labored in the tub until the last possible moment, I didn't tear so there were no stitches (yea!!), my doc let me deliver the placenta unassisted, she waited until the cord stopped pulsing in order to cut it, the doc didn't break my water (even though she asked if she could during those last few moments). BTW, her reason for wanting to break the water wasn't good enough so I said no. She wanted to break it because she didn't want it to break all of a sudden, in a gush, all over her! I said "isn't that why you get paid the big bucks!?!?" Soon my water broke all over her. She said, "That's what I mean." Funny! I pushed for 11 minutes and then I had my sweet 'little' baby!

Well, that's all I have time to write for now. We're pretty busy and nursing is a little rough right now because Levi is tongue-tied but hopefully that will be remedied tomorrow at the doctor's office. Here's a link to a slideshow of Levi's hospital pics. I put it together really quickly so they aren't all the best pictures, I just dumped them all into the slide show without being choosy. Enjoy!!

BTW, I worried in my last post what message I was conveying to (especially) my 12 y.o. daughter... Today she said, "I sure hope Levi isn't going to be the youngest child around here..." Hoo boy!






4 comments:

Kili @ Live Each Moment said...

Hey, I love that name. Sounds familiar.... *wink*

Glad you had your bundle of joy.

Roberta said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Levi Quinn is a great name...and he is absolutely gorgeous!!!
God is SO good!!

And good for you being able to say "no" in those final minutes...I like your answer "Isn't that why you get paid the big bucks?" I find that a bit insensitive considering it was YOUR birth, not hers. Your birth sounds like it went really smoothly, especially with a big little guy. I am really happy for you.

Donna said...

Cindee!!! Congratulations, I'm so happy for you. He is such a beautiful baby!! Blessings to you on this newest little one!

KimC said...

Oh, good for you! Aren't babies so much more fun on the outside? I'm nursing Bethany right now as I type, and we've spent the day marveling at her cuteness.
Every day is such a miracle when they're little, and I'm so glad you have your not-so-little guy in your arms now!