The One Where I Had The Baby
We decided to continue with pitocin in the hope that when my doctor arrived later that day, he would see some progress with either the baby dropping or dilation. He showed up at about 5:30pm and checked--ZERO progress on either front. So he gave me the option to continue with pitocin and hope for a change (not likely) or to go home and come back Monday to try again. I think he was hoping I'd go in to labor on my own.
So back to the hospital on Tuesday, August 2, knowing that there was NO WAY we'd be leaving this time without a baby! I was no longer quite so excited though with the drama of the previous two runs. I even slept great the night before. We didn't shoot a video. It was just getting redundant. So we...yup, you guessed it, got hooked up to the IV, started pitocin, and waited.
Locke Wilder Norwood, 8lbs, 15oz, 20.5", Tuesday August 2, 2011 at 8:44pm
He is so cute with all that hair (which can already be styled into a little faux-hawk). His choices right now are that or Justin Bieber, so we're going with faux-hawk. I haven't photographed him myself yet while I've been recovering, but I probably will do that later today or tomorrow. Things have been both wonderful and incredibly hard since having him here (more on that later), but this is for sure--we will never be the same.
My favorite thing so far is getting to see my amazing husband be a dad. I thank God for him many many times per day. Here's a video my mom shot of him not long after he was born:
He is so wonderful with Locke, I haven't once seen him not do or help with something, or take charge. In a week where I've probably cried more than the baby (he's an excellent baby who rarely cries and I'm a weepy hormonal mess), he has totally been incredible. For me things get better every day--I even slept for 3.5 hours last night. Locke is a gorgeous baby and fits perfectly into our family. I expect that the next few days and weeks will be hard but rewarding, and I can't wait to raise and teach him about our world!