May 15, 2011

He's here!

I went to the Doctor on Thursday and he told me that he was on call for the weekend so if I wanted to be induced he'd do it the next day (Friday the 6th). I was all for it because that allowed us a little bit of time to plan things and for my family to come up for the occasion.
The hospital called us at 5:30am that next morning and told us to be there in an hour. I didn't document my growing belly at all this pregnancy so I had Chad take one right before I changed into my hospital garb. I am 39 weeks and 6 days at this point.
By the time they got me all hooked up and ready to go it was just about 8am. Schaeffer was born at 11:46am. He weighed 7.11 and was 21 inches long. Labor went really quickly. All along my Doctor told me that the second baby would be easier to deliver but I didn't really dare believe him because Leighton was such a nightmare to get out. I only had to push through 4 contractions. He was breach to begin with and did end up having the cord wrapped around his neck and arm loosely but all of those things turned out to be pretty non dramatic.

Leighton got there with my parents right before I delivered him so they were able to come in and meet him as soon as he was cleaned up. She has been so excited for her baby brother to join our family and is doing great as a big sister.
I can't believe how good natured this little guy is. He is calm and mellow and likes to sleep.
@ 8 Days Old


Thanks everyone for your nice comments on FB, texts, and phone calls. Special shout out to Christin for staying the night with Leighton and to Ashley for watching Leighton while we were in the hospital.

11 comments:

Randy and Anissa said...

I didn't even know you were pregnant! Congratulations! He is gorgeous!

Christin said...

Oh I'm so glad that it all went well. He looks like he is getting cuter every day. Can't wait to see you all again soon!

Amanda said...

I'm so glad to see more pictures. He is so cute.

Kelly O'Roark said...

I guess I went to bed to early last night! I have been waiting for what seems forever for this blog!!! He sure is a cutie... I can't decide yet who he looks more like. Missing you more than ever right now.

{Anne} said...

He is soooo adorable! So happy for your cute family! I'm happy labor was nice to you this time around :)!

Wells Family said...

He is beautiful! Congrats to you all. We can't wait to meet him.

Monica said...

Congratulations! He is a cute little guy :) I worry about labor being long the second time too so I'm glad it went fast for you. It gives me some hope haha

jaesi said...

Oh my gosh- hes BEAUTIFUL!!

Congratulations Ashbys!

Singing Pilgrim said...

Congratulations! He's adorable. Such inquisitive eyes!

Natalie said...

So happy for you! Enjoy your handsome guy!

Burke family said...

Oh my gosh! Congratulations Elise! What a little cutie! Having one of each is so fun! I soooo wish I could see you and meet both of your adorable kids. Take care and give that new little one kisses from us! Hugs to you all!