1.01.2010

Miller's Story

My labor with Miller was so much better and faster than it was the first time around.

12/30/09: 3:30am Woke up with pretty painful contraction. New it was more than a braxton hicks and would be having the baby soon.

4:45 Checked into the hospital, dilated to a 3+

5:30 Got an epidural (the anesthesiologist was amazing, talked me through everything, which the first time i had one, the doc didn't say a word)

Slowly dilated to a 9+ with very little pain, but enough feeling that i would be able to push when i needed to.

9:30am being dilated to a 9+ the doc said i had a little lip of cervix that wasn't dilating and so i was rolling onto my other side to see if that would help and as i rolled the doc said it dilated completely and i was ready to push.

I did a test push with my next contraction and the baby moved down and started to crown, so they told me to stop so they could get the room ready.

Once the room was ready i began to push and could feel the pressure of him down there, it was really cool, with Halle i couldn't feel anything. So I pushed got his head out , pushed again and got  the rest of him out.It only took me about 5 pushes, where as with Halle, i pushed for 2.5 hours.He came at 9:50am, 8 lbs, 20 inches long.

He has been an absolute dream. He eats, sleeps and poops. Hasn't made much noise other than when i take him off to burp he gets mad and wants to keep eating.

I am madly in love with his redish hair, so cute! It isn't orange red, but it is the prettiest auburn color.


11 comments:

Burnhams said...

I just love him! He is so adorable, and Lacey, you look great. Congrats on an awesome delivery!

Melanie said...

congrats!!! He's a beauty and I'm so glad that the birth was a better experience this time.

The Harpers said...

Congrats! I'm happy to hear the delivery went so well. Miller is a beautiful baby, and you are just glowing Lacey. Good luck being parents of two!!

katherine said...

congrats lace. he is such a sweet little boy! glad all is well!

Gregg and Lacey said...

Congrats you two! We are so happy for you. He is such a cutie.

Sarah M said...

oh lacey he is perfect perfect perfect. i can't wait to see more pictures. i am glad to hear that the labor went so well. what's it like with two?? i'm dying here...

callie said...

congratulations lacey!!! he really is adorable and you look so naturally beautiful after having just delivered with that soft curl hanging in your face... i struggle. two is ca-razy at first but it gets better and better...for real.

Tasha said...

Congrats! What a cutie.

Allison said...

He is so sweet. A boy! What a fun and different adventure. So glad your labor went so well.

Eric and Megan said...

So glad its been an smooth transition! He is totally adorable. I wanna come visit this week so I'll call you soon. You look awesome by the way!

McCall B. said...

Wow, this gives me hope that maybe birth number 2 will be better for me also... after Colin I have been scared to even think about doing that again.