Thursday, June 19, 2008

New Arrival

I finally have a second to post our good news! John Thomas Kelley was born on June 11, 2008 at 8:19 pm. He weighed 7 lbs, 3 oz and was 19 inches long. He came 4 days before my due date and was born on A's birthday! (We couldn't have planned that one if we tried.) Another interesting thing about the 11th was that it snowed that morning!

As far as labor & deliveries go, this one was pretty easy. I started having regular contractions (10 minutes apart) at 3:00 pm. It was during A's swimming lessons which are held in the building next to the one that K works in on campus. I gave him a call at 3:45 and he said that he was just putting away some equipment from a lab that just got out and would be right out. By 4:00 we were all headed home. We had K's parents coming that night at 6:00 to have pizza and cake for A's Birthday, but figured that we shouldn't wait that long to go to the hospital. My neighbor was nice enough to watch the kids until they got here and we headed for the hospital at about 5:00 pm. When we got there I was only dilated to 4 and kind of disappointed because I thought I would be further along. Luckily, labor progressed well and I dilated 2 cm every hour and John was born at 8:19 pm. I tried the intrathecal this time and would highly recommend it. I have never had a better delivery or recovery and feel very blessed because of that. The only thing I would have changed was missing A's party. Luckily, we had his Pirate birthday party with 10 of his friends the Saturday before so we did get a chance to celebrate with him.

The kids have all taken to John really well and wish they could hold him all the time. He is a sweet, mellow
, baby and very loved.