Boyd.

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).

The 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.

Fab sleeper.

Fab eater.

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.

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17 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Jenny said,

    When I think of the journey you have been on to become of family of 3 and then 4 it makes my heart so happy. I praise God when I look at Arle and Boyd. How blessed they are to be Heather and Trav’s. How blessed you are to have them.

  2. 2

    maeghan said,

    So proud of you! What a trooper, belly births aren’t so bad afterall. Mind your caregevers and take the help offered. Don’t be like me 3 years ago at this time. Hugs to you all!

  3. 3

    JoRie said,

    Okay….I am reading this with tears streaming down my face. I am so extremely happy for you little family! God has blessed a truly amazing woman!!! BTW…you still look fab in the last picture silly!!

  4. 4

    Rhonda Phillips said,

    You look beautiful all the time!! He is such a precious gift from God! So glad you are a family of 4 now!! Love you!!

  5. 5

    Kathi Blackburn said,

    You still looked fab!!!! Can’t wait to snuggle him!!!

  6. 6

    Your Father said,

    He is all we ever dreamed he would be…Love.

  7. 7

    Your Mother said,

    Oops that last comment was from YOUR MOTHER…Dad must have been the last one to leave a comment on your last post, I hit the “post comment” button before seeing that. :)

  8. 8

    That picture is absolutely perfect in every way. I love all 10 pounds 5.5 ounces of him.

  9. 9

    Connie Mendrys said,

    Can’t wait to see that sweet little/big boy on our next trip to KC. Congratulations to your lovely family….

  10. 10

    Nancy said,

    Loved reading your sweet story about how Boyd came into the world…one lucky little guy!! Such a sweet picture..love to you all!

  11. 11

    Suz said,

    So precious! I’m so happy Boyd is here and healthy! I know your family is so blessed and has many more blessings ahead.

    Love y’all!

  12. 12

    Raegan said,

    That is precious :)

  13. 13

    annalee said,

    how thankful i am for this chunka-chunka love that is in your family! he melts me with every picture and makes me smile and rejoice in the beautiful story of his arrival as your son and arle’s brother. hope to meet his cute face this summer!

  14. 14

    Sara said,

    Boyd is so adorable!!! So excited for your sweet family!! Hope that you all are doing well! :)

  15. 15

    Kim said,

    You know how much we love you and how happy, happy we are that
    precious Boyd is here. Arle, you must be the best big sister ever. Take good care of your little brother for us until we can see him. OK?
    Can’t wait to see y’all!

  16. 16

    ally stouse said,

    Oh my goodness… is he so darling? Such a little man. :) He is beautiful Heather! … I can’t wait to snuggle that little peanut! I pray you guys are doing great. I miss you and hope we get to see you soon. I think we are almost all better over here. :) Love to you 4. Tell Arle EvyKate misses her!

  17. 17

    Nicole Rainey said,

    Heather, you need to blog about your third baby. I would love to hear your story about Miss Mae.


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