Monday, March 22, 2010

Wilbur Anthony Geurts!

Well, we've been waiting since last July for Wil to arrive and he's finally here! I went in for a routine check-up with my doctor last Wednesday and the next day she decided to induce me... right away! Of course, this was not part of my extensive "birth plan", but I quickly realized I had no choice; my doctor was worried about preeclampsia and hypertension, which are both only cured by getting baby out!

My induction started around 9:15 Thursday night, but I was not in active labor until around 9:00 Friday night - talk about a loooong day of waiting. But, after the labor began, I would've waited much longer! Ugh!

My labor was quite intense, but slow to start. After my water broke, though, look out! I went from 0-60 in a matter of minutes! After two doses of morphine (thank God) and 'waiting in line' for my epidural, I was fully dialated and ready to push... did I mention I was still 'in line' for an epidural?!?!? Needless to say, I never got one. Wil came into this world Saturday morning, March 20 at 3:07! He weighed only 5lbs. 11 ounces and measured 18 inches long. One little boy for two tall parents!

Wil and Mommy!

Wil and Daddy!

Getting weighed and measured...

Of course, we thought he was perfect! We enjoyed sharing this special moment together and when it was all said and done, I was quite proud of myself! We still can't believe he's ours! Of course, there'll be plenty more pictures to come... as soon as Adam and I are able to get more sleep! :)
The happy family!

1 comment:

  1. An induction without an epidural -- that's rare, and pretty darn impressive!!!

    Wil is adorable. I love the picture of him curled up on Adam!