Saturday, August 9, 2008

Welcome to the world little one...

This is our wonderful baby boy just after he was born. He was born May 23, 2008 at 6:54 AM

One of our favorites of our little man from the day he was born, he was getting burped.

The first famiy photo, taken just after Spencer was born.

I started having contractions around midnight on the 23rd. I had been havinng them for 2 days so we weren't getting serious about going to the hospital. I would have one and then fall asleep for a little bit and then the next contraction would wake me up again.
By around 1:30 the contractions were regular enough and painful enough that I couldn't go to sleep in between. Carl decided to shower and do more of his homework since I was keeping him awake. I'd heard that baths helped ease contractions so I tried it when Carl was done. It didn't even come close to working; I had to get out to throw up a few times. I gave up on the bath easing my pain idea and just showered.
Carl told me we were going to the hospital and gave me a blessing. The blessing did convince me that this was the real thing, but I was still worried about getting to the hospital to early and having them send us home. (This happened to one of my friends, she got sent home 3 times, I figured I would rather just wait and go there late enough they wouldn't want to send me away.)
We got to the car and I was able to talk Carl into driving around a little before we went to the hospital. He told me we would drive around 15 minutes, if I had 3 contractions in that time we were going to the hospital. I had 3 contractions within 10 minutes and decided that we could go to the hospital and that I was really glad we had choosen to go to a doctor in Vernal not Roosevelt because I didn't want to drive any farther then necessary having contractions. I even tried putting my head out the window like a dog, nothing helped.
We got to the hospital at 2:30 AM They asked when I was due, Carl said "Today". She took us to the room where they check you in, after checking the nurse just said, "Wow, you're gonna have this baby, we need to get you to another room". They took us to the labor and delivery room and after a lot of hard work we were blessed with a perfect wonderful baby boy. The whole experience was truly the most amazing thing we've experienced. Our baby boy came to this world with such a strong spirit with him and we are so thankful for him.


Jen & Matt Rigby said...

Yay for blogs!!! I'm so glad you started one, I think it's such a fun way to keep up with everyone and we need to see pictures of Ava's future husband, or she might not recognize him when he proposes!

audri jo said...

My favorite part of this story is the part about you sticking your head out the window "like a dog" to help the contractions! What the? So happy for you Holls!!! Love you, Miss you!