Sunday, September 20, 2009

And now, the moment you've all been waiting for...

We welcome
Connor Jaxon Engstrom
Born August 30th 2009
At 11:55 am
Weighing 8lb 8oz
20 in long

This whole giving birth thing really stressed me out. Not the actual giving birth, but the when. Everyone seemed to have an opinion on when I should have him, and I just couldn't accommodate everyone. I had an induction scheduled for the 31st, but Connor had other plans (THANK GOODNESS!). Sunday morning at about 4:30, I was feeling uncomfortable. I squirmed for about a half hour then at about 5 I decided to get up. I found that my water had broken so I went to wake up Luc. Because of my pregnancy, I've been snoring a lot, so Luc has been sleeping on the couch. I went in and shook his shoulder a little and said "Luc, my water broke." He replied "It did?" I was so happy! We both took showers and I got the girls things together so we could send them to grandmas house. We loaded everyone up in the car at about 6 and headed off to the hospital. My contractions started on the way there and were quite painful. Taryn noticed and asked me what was wrong. I explained that the baby was coming and that it hurt a lot. She said, "Its OK mom, you can do it." When we got to the hospital, Luc dropped me off at the front door and went to deliver the girls. By the time he got back, I was in a room and had my epidural. I LOVE THE DRUGS! No pain, No shame, I say. From there everything went pretty quickly. At about 11, the nurses said I was ready, but I had to wait because the doctor was doing an operation. They had hoped the epidural would slow down my progress, but it didn't. The doctor came and a few pushes later I had my beautiful baby boy.



I have a SON! Isn't that WONDERFUL!
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8 comments:

candace said...

HOORAAAAAY!

I've been waiting for this! He is ADORABLE!!!

Lara said...

Congrats! He is a cutie pie for sure! I am sure that his big sisters love on him a ton.

Heidi said...

Ohhh, CONGRATS! He is just so handsome. Loved hearing the story about his birth. He was born on a good day....MY birthday!

Alisha said...

He's Beautiful! I just love him very much!

Mechelle said...

He is a cutie patootie! I love you sister, and I'm glad I got to be a part of your day!

Sara H said...

Awe!!!! Congratulations!!! :)_

lazyunder said...

this really makes me smile. we will miss you guys at christmas.

Art Mama said...

How wonderful. I just stumbled across your blog. It is very cute with all these flowers. I love it.