Saturday, July 18, 2009

He is finally here!

Chad Austin Black is finally here! Thursday night Gerod's parents got into town and we went to Olive Garden as my "last meal" before I was to be induced on Friday morning at 7:30am. After dinner my mom got to town and her and I stayed up chatting till almost midnight... and I finally fell asleep between 1:00 and 1:30am.

I woke around 2:00am to contractions that were ranging between 4 to 6 minutes apart. I called the hospital and the nurse told us to come in to make sure I was in real labor. Part of me thought I might be over analyzing everything and maybe was making up the contractions, but after being checked by the nurse I found out I was in true labor and was 7cm dilated. They wheeled me up to the maternity ward, and I got admitted into a room where I was checked again, and was found to be 8cm dilated. Shortly after being checked again my water broke, and things took off from there.

I was given the epidural, and before too long was a full 10cm and fully effaced. Around 7:30am I started "practice pushes" which the nurse had me do... and after only 3 sets of pushes they were ready to call the doctor. When the doctor arrived I only pushed for about 30 minutes and Chad was born.

Chad Austin Black came into the world at 9:14am weighing 9lbs 13oz and was 21 1/2 inches long. I was surprised and very happy with myself that I had such a large baby without having to have a c-section.

Chad and I are both doing great and we should be going home tomorrow afternoon sometime. Check back soon as I hope to have more pictures and updates!


Suzanne said...

Congratulations Gerod and Callie!! I can't wait to see more pics... I'm TOTALLY impressed that you didn't need a c-section also!! Take care!

Melanie said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to see more pictures of Chad!

Elizabeth Herren said...

Yea! He is gorgeous! Can't wait to meet him! Congratulations

Jamie Dearle said...

Congrats!!! We need some more pics ;) He is adorable! I am so impressed with you having a 10 POUND baby! I am glad I am having a little girl now... Hopefully I she will not be 10pds! ;) Anyway, have a great weekend.