We're very blessed. Late Thursday night our little boy was born at American Fork Hospital. He was 7lbs, 0 ounces and 18 inches tall. He's doing very well!
Rachel had labor pains/contractions about 15 minutes apart all through Wednesday night but was able to fall asleep for a couple hours after they subsided. I was surprised when she woke up later and said, "I think today might be the day." I think we both thought: 'What!? He can't come today! He'd be eight days early. We have too much to do between now and the due date. We'd planned everything out to have him NOT come today!'Rachel decided she'd be able to hold off a water break and closer contractions if she continued with her plans to go to her mom's for the day in Salt Lake. I had meetings in SLC that same afternoon. So when I arrived at Rachel's parents by 6 p.m., Rachel's discomfort had increased enough to the point where she decided we'd better head back home and make arrangements for my sister to come stay with the boys.
We headed to AF Hospital, arriving about 8 p.m. Rachel was dilated to a six. She got an epidural and progressed rapidly, delivering a healthy boy just before 11 p.m. He's been eating pretty well. We're grateful to have a nursery to send him to in between feedings at night!
The hospital has been super good to us. We really want to thank Bella Baby Photography for taking these pictures, too. Click on "View Photos," then type in password 0224babyshumway.
You can go there to view an auto slide show of the album.
Again, we're very fortunate to have him. There's nothing like experiencing the arrival of a new child.
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