Thursday, November 8, 2012

Connor Benjamin Lee

Our sweet boy finally decided to join the outside world!  After 41 weeks and 6 days of pregnancy, we were thrilled to have him with us.  To be honest, I was beginning to wonder if he would ever make an appearance :)

A little bit of the grand story of how he entered the world...

As I approached the 42 week mark, my doctor decided we would induce labor on Tuesday, September 25th.  Needless to say, Ben and I slept as much as we could the two days prior, knowing our world was about to be rocked!  We went in that afternoon and by 3pm I was in labor.  I was hopeful by the end of the day we would have a baby although I was warned it could be a very slow process.  I will spare a lot of the labor and delivery details and just say this - I knew labor would be tough.  However, my pregnancy had been SO amazing that I thought it would be tough, hard work but manageable.  I labored about 85% of the way without an epidural.  In the height of the pain, I went a bit crazy, got an epidural and am incredibly thankful for that.  I now believe that anesthesiologist are the most loved and adored doctors on the planet.  After 3 hours of pushing, we were not making much progress.  The doctors discussed our next step would be C-section.  They decided to give us 25 more minutes and he finally arrived!  We were relieved, thrilled, happy beyond beyond belief to have our healthy baby boy finally with us :)

During my labor, no one really knew why I was struggling so much toward the end.  After Connor arrived, he helped answer that when he got on the scale.  When one of the nurses called out 9lbs 9oz, I was in disbelief.  And here he is...

9lbs 9oz
21.5 in
September 26th, 2012

Each of us getting to hold him for the first time :)

We were just about ready to leave the hospital when we realized that in all the craziness, we didn't have a picture of the 3 of us.  Our first family photo :) 

1 comment:

  1. I just realized that I never commented on this sweet boy!! How adorable is he?!! Congratulations you guys!!