Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New Baby

Yesterday morning (July 13th 2009) I took Kristin to the hospital to get labor induced. We got to the hospital @ 0730 and they started the pitosin @ 0930. Kristin got her epidural @ 1030 and then the waiting game began. @ 1720 She was only dilated to a 4 and we were beginning to wonder if we were going to be having the baby on the 13th or the 14th, but then an hour later her water broke (@1820) and things started progressing though at first we did not know it because she was still @ 4 cm when the water broke. Over the next 40 minutes the nurse kept coming in to reposition Kris or the baby monitors. She had been watching the monitors and was a little concerned about how flat the baby's heart rate had been since water breakage. Finally @ 1900 she just decided to check Kristin again and she was @ a 9! She then went into flurry prep-for -delivery mode and informed the Doc, who showed up about 30 minutes later. Kristin started pushing @ 1940 and after about 25 minutes of that the doctor was getting concerned that the baby's heart rate was decelerating after contractions and she told Kristin that we needed to get the baby out fast, so she helped with a vaccuum specially designed to pull on the baby's head while Kristin pushed. They got him out with the next contraction and he looked great! He was born @ 2007 weighed 8 lbs 6 oz and was 20 inches long.
It was such a wonderful experience to see this little guy born. He's so cute and he looks quite a bit like Lydia did in my opinion. Also like Lydia, after he was born he had a bit of a struggle moving air in and out and they decided to take him to the newborn ICU (@2030) to be put on a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine- not what you want to hear as a parent! At first they told us it would only be an hour, but it ended up being about 4 which made for a very frustrating night. As a result, most of our family didn't get to see him even though they we there at the hospital. They finally got him off of the breathing machine and brought him downstairs @ around 1230 am. He got his bath then got to finally go to Kristin to be fed for the first time (@ 5 hours old).
He is such a little cutey with lots of reddish hair and hopefully he'll get a name today. Here are a bunch of the pics that I took (in chronological order).




















Thanks to my Sis Amanda who let us borrow her Macbook so we could keep updates going on facebook throughout the labor process.

16 comments:

Analeis Paul said...

He is such a doll! I also think he looks just like Lydia. Congratulations Jason & Kristin:)

Megan said...

Those update were awesome. I am glad that everything went well. He is beautiful.

Shelly Beth said...

Thanks for the update Jason. So glad that things went smoothly. I am sure those 5 hours went by slowly for Kristy until she could feed that baby, but I am glad things were all OK for him in the NICU. Good luck in the days & weeks to come! Love to all.

Lynnette said...

Oh, he is so cute! It breaks my heart to see all those tubes taped to him. Reminds me of when Kristy was born! Hope everything is good for him now. He does look like Lydia!!! Congratulations!! We are so happy for you!

Jeff and Mandy said...

Congrats on the new baby!

Liz said...

He's so cute! And lots of hair! Can't wait to meet him!

Chelsea said...

woo-hoo! Congratulations babymakers! he is a cutie!
xoxo
chels

Marcie Kump said...

Look at that hair. What a cutie pie!

Linda said...

Jason,
That was a wonderful chronology of the events of his birth... :)

Christina said...

I can't wait to meet the little guy :) I bet his sisters and brother are so proud!

Angel said...

He is so cute! I think he really looks like Lydia, but also a lot like Luke! congrats!

Amy said...

Definitely a Peterson! He is absolutely adorable.

Emily Heizer said...

I haven't even read 5 sentences and you're already killing me with the military time! I didn' tknow I was going to have to count on my hands to figure this out, man! lol

Emily Heizer said...

I keep looking through all the pictures. He is such a handsome little man.

From the pictures on facebook he totally looked like Lacey to me, but that side portrait looks just like one of Lysia I remember... and there is another one where he has the biggest LUke face on.

My conclusion: your children look like they are related to each other.

LOL Glad it wasn't the milkman! LOL I'm kidding!

Julie Jan said...

Congrats! He is so cute! Glad everything went well for you guys. Can't wait to see more pictures!

the DeCampos Family said...

I am glad that he is here safely. He looks so adorable! I am sure your other kids are going to love a new baby in the house. Keep the updates coming!