Our little Clinton was born on 11-11-11, weighed 8lbs 3oz, and was 21 inches long. I cannot begin to tell you how lucky we are! He is just such a good baby. Even lets mommy sleep a whole 4 hours before his next feeding at night! Wooo Hoo!
His birth is another story. I was dilated at a 2.5 a few days before his arrival and ready to meet the little guy. I woke on 11-10-11 at 11:50 pm with contractions. At 2:30 am on 11-11-11, my contractions were 4 minutes apart and starting to get stronger. When we arrived at the hospital, I was a 4 1/2. The nurses kept saying he was sitting pretty high and will probably lower by the time I am a 10. The contractions were strong and it helped so much with me standing or swaying. Laying down made them worse...much worse! At about 5 am, I was given my epidural and was at a 6. After a small nap and watching reruns of, In Living Color (anyone remember Wanda?) on You Tube, my OBGYN came in to check on me. It was about noon. I was at a 9 and starting to feel the urge to push, which was not comfortable at all. I actually found that more painful than the contractions. My doctor explained that I needed to wait at least an hour to see if my cervix was fully ready and to see if the baby had dropped at all. He was a negative 2 at this point. They gave me a little more pain meds to help me from pushing. An hour went and past. Clinton only dropped to a negative one. At 2:20 pm, my cervix was ready and I was at a 10, but the little guy still hadn't dropped. I had also developed a fever, which concerned the doctor that the baby may have an infection as well. My doctor suggested that I try pushing, just to see if it would work at all. Her main concern was I would exhaust myself and she was starting to lean towards a C section. I was determined, let me tell ya! After a half hour of pushing, Clinton finally came into the world.
He was taken away from me quickly so he could be given an IV in case he was sick. Clint went with him to make sure everything was ok. Once I arrived to my room, Clinton came in shortly after, healthy and well. Phew!
We are so happy to finally be parents!