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!

6 comments:

~~Heidi~~

YEAH HE IS SO DANG CUTE!!!! How fun, I am so excited for you guys! Sorry about the no sleep thing, just get use to it, is all I have to say, but if you have a good baby it will probably last only a few months. Oh I can't wait to hold him, and see who cute he is. If ty and I come to Utah in Sept. we will call you to come see the new little guy! Oh Fun Times! Way to go Jamie, I am glad it went so smooth for you! Yeah, you and I both... I am so thankful for modern medicain too. If not, it would have been alot harder to push that little one out! Happy Birthday Jax! And welcome to the world! You have amazing parents who will take great great care of you, and who will love you with all their heart~ Sure love you guys!!

Steelefamily

CONGRATULATIONS! How exciting. I am glad you gave us the full story. It sounds alot like mine. Jax is very handsome. You are going to have so much fun. Jamie already looks beautiful. I can not wait to see him! Good job jamie, I loved the medicine too:)

Clint, Natalie, and Lucas

WHOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOO! YOU DID IT! Congratulations, you guys. He is sooooo cute. What an experience, huh????? We're glad that you're all doing well. Good luck with getting enough rest!!! Enjoy him while he's a little "lump." He'll be really wiggly way too soon!

Scott & Diana

What a stud!!! Congrats to both of you. What an exciting time of your life. Yea, night time is going to be tough for a while, but it does get better.
Ben is way excited to meet his little cousin. He learned how to say ‘cuz’. We’re still working on ‘Jax’ though.
Can’t wait to see that Cracker Jax :o)

Greenwood

CONGRATS!!! IT IS SO EXCITING WITH NEW LITTLE ONES! HE IS A CUTIE.

Rick and Janae

He is Amazing! I think we need more pictures though!

I hope you are getting more sleep, Babywise it the answer to all your sleepless nights!