Boyd Wright is here!
Arrived: February 7, 2012 at 9:51 p.m.
Weight: 10 pounds, 5.5 ounces (true story)
Length: 20 1/4 inches (although I watched the nurse measure him and his leg was not even close to being flat on the paper and I’m convinced he’s at least one inch longer than the recorded measurement).
little big guy was born two days past his due date. We decided to induce if he wasn’t born by then. My doctor was on call that day and we really wanted her to oversee the whole process.
For the four weeks prior to that day I had been dilated to a one. I arrived at the hospital and just knew I would be told I was well on my way to a three or four.
No such luck. I was still a one.
An hour and a half after they officially induced me, I was a 2 1/2. We all thought it was just a matter of time before things really started happening.
No such luck. After 14 hours of labor, I was STILL a 2 1/2.
My doctor was doubtful that continuing pitocin was going to do anything more to help me out. My body and my baby were just not cooperating. She was afraid that continuing would put me at risk for infection and could potentially stress the baby out. She put the ball in our court and asked whether or not we were ready to consider a c-section.
It was a tough decision to make. Trav and I prayed and talked about it and really felt it was the best decision for us at that point. We felt peaceful about it and called them back in to get the “party” started.
51 minutes later, Boyd was born.
Hearing that sweet little cry was music to my ears. It brought back such sweet memories of hearing Arle’s first cry and brought such excitement that I was now a mommy to two littles.
He was safe and he was healthy.
A perfect little chunk of sweetness.
Everyone in the delivery room was in shock at how big he was. My doctor immediately said, “Heather, he has your big head just like you said he would!”
As for my recovery, things are going well. I’m still a bit sore and pretty bruised up, but nothing some pain meds can’t deal with. Trav’s been home to fill the role of homemaker all week and has been a super-duper Mr. Mom. It’s been so fab to have our new little family of four all home together for this long. It’s definitely made the transition so much easier.
We are all head over heels in love with Boyd. He’s an absolute angel baby.
Super fab cuddler.
And he’s REALLY good at pooping, too.
One last thing…
Remember how I had grand plans of having perfectly coiffed hair and my makeup in place for the birth of my son? Well, this is how I started out my labor:
Unfortunately, my hair and makeup went down the tubes as the day went on and on and on. I was looking pretty rough by the time Boyd made his grand entrance…Yikes:
A huge thanks to all of you for your prayers throughout this process. They’ve meant the world to us and we’ve felt so supported every step of the way.