Monday, April 21, 2008

Cache's blessing announcement

Saturday, April 5, 2008


He's finally here yeah! Cache was born Thursday March 20th at 7:02 am. He weighed 7 lbs 14 oz and was 20 1/2 inches long. The labor was great. We went to the hospital Wednesday night so they could start me on a cervix softener and then Thursday morning around 8 they were gonna start me but i didn't make it that long. They started giving me the softener around 8 pm Wednesday night and at about 3:30 my water broke but i was still only dialated to a 1 1/2. I started having contractions about 30 seconds apart after about 10 minutes of contractions they came and gave me an epidural. I was really surprised cause I thought they wouldn't give it to me til I was a 3 or 4 and I was still only a 1 1/2. Oh well I was very glad. I was kinda in and out because they had given me a sleeping pill so some things are kinda a blur. I guess when the anesthesiologist left I told todd that I was gonna marry him cause he took away the pain. So at about 4 am I was at a 4 and at 6 am I was at a 6. So the nurse told me she thought I would have him around noon and I would probably push for about an hour. Well about 6:45 I told todd to call the nurse cause it felt like he was gonna fall out. He laughed and said you've still got quite awhile but I'll call her. The nurse walked in and said she'd check me if I wanted. Sure enough she checked and he was right there. She hurry and grabbed the baby cart and ran out to get my doctor who was only there cause at 5:30 Cache's heart rate dropped a lot and stayed down for awhile so they called him and told him to come to the hospital thinking they would have to do a c-section. So he ran in and I pushed about 5 times and he was out, it was so nice. Neither of our mom's made it cause we called them at 6 and told them they better come even though it would be a few more hours or so we thought. They got there about 5 minutes after he was born. I could have a kid every day if it was always that easy. My labor lasted about 3 1/2 hours but I only felt it for about 10 minutes.

Cache is changing so much already his cheeks are starting to get a little chubby and he's staying awake longer now. Todd and I are so thankful for him he is such a blessing in our lives.