Friday, August 24, 2007

Jax is the man!

Jax is so cool. He wakes up to eat and poop. When he's awake he just stares right into your eyes. He seems like he's older than one week. Everybody loves him! Hope you enjoy the pictures.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Jax has arrived!

On Aug 3rd we saw the movie Bourne Ultimatum and it inspired me to name our boy Jaxon Bourne Pendleton. However, that idea didn't fly with the wife. So, Jaxon James Pendleton it is. Jamie was scheduled to be induced on Aug 15th at 7:00 AM. At 5:30 that morning her water broke, exactly one week over due (she was pretty bitter about the whole over due thing, with good reason I might add). So we get to the hospital having small contractions every 2 minutes. At 9:30 Jamie got the epidural (gift from heaven!) and it basically stalled the labor process. She was still having contractions but the dialating stopped at 5 cm. So we slept, read some books, watched a little TV, slept again, checked our email, etc. It was actually a very relaxing day for both of us. At 4:30 PM the nurse came in and said she was at 6 cm and that we could expect to gain 1 cm per hour and then to push for 1 to 2 hours once she reached 10 cm. So we decided to take another nap. Jamie was feeling really good as she couldn't feel a thing but my back was starting to hurt from that dang hospital couch. So we started my epidural at 4:30 PM. It was fantastic! But the I got abruptly interupted from my dream when the nurse came back into the room 30 minutes later at 5:00 PM. She siad that our baby was showing alot of movement and she decided to check Jamie again. In 30 minutes Jamie went from a 6 to a 10 and the nurse said we were going to start pushing. We adjusted the bed and got everything ready to have the baby and started pushing at 5:10. We pushed for 10 minutes (4 contractions) and then the nurse made us stop so she could go call the doctor. We waited 15 minutes for the doctor to show up and started to push again. 10 minutes later Jax was here! 8lbs 11 oz, 20 1/2 inches. He's a big boy! It was insane. I was still trying to wake up from my nap and it was all over with! Jamie said, "I'm a little tired and hungary." I was completely blown away at how easy Jamie made it seem. All I have to say is thank goodness for modern medicin. Jax is soooo handsome and definitely a man. He passed all his tests except for his hearing test in his left ear. They said it's very common so we have a follow up appointment in 10 days to get him retested. We stayed in the hospital for a couple days and got home yesterday afternoon. I love this little guy but last night was brutal! No sleep. But here are some pictures for you guys. He's such a stud!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Ticking Time Bomb due date has come and gone with still no baby! Today I had yet another fun appointment and nothing has changed or progressed. I go in next monday to set a date to be induced, but we are hoping that he wont last that long. I think that he's lodged under my rib and can't quite figure out how to get unstuck. Anyway, I don't think that I have ever been this freaked out in my entire life, but at the same time so excited. We will let you know how it goes and hopefully have some cute pictures for you.