Friday, July 13, 2007

Caden James birth




He's finally here! After a very long 38 weeks, Caden finally decided to make his entrance into the world. My mom and I joke that I was actually in labor for six weeks. But, to make it shorter we will just start at 4:30am on 7-11-07. I woke up with really painful cramping contractions. At 5:30am they had been coming about every 6 minutes so I told Scott he wasn't going to work. At 6am we called my mom and made plans to meet at the hospital at 7am. My brother, David came and took Nathan back home where Jonny and him watched Nathan all day so my mom was able to be with us during the delivery. I had had some false labor before so when they checked me the first time and said I was at 4 centimeters, we were thrilled. I immediately asked for my epidural, and just like hospitals, it took them two hours to actually get the orders and get it for me. I love epidurals!!! I was 5 centimeters when they gave it to me. The epidural was very light and I was still able to feel and move my legs and I could feel Caden move through the birth canal all without much pain. Anyway, it only took me an hour and a half after the epidural to complete dilating to a ten. I pushed for a short 40 minutes and at 12:38pm Caden James was born! He didn't cry, only made these little puppy noises. He is so cute. I am sooo glad not to be prego anymore! Anyway, we got home last night, and yes, there was discussion about naming him Slurpee. We are all doing well, and are excited to start living our lives getting to know each other.

7 comments:

Jaime Blaisdell said...

Congratulations Nelson Family!! What a cute little man you have. Good to hear that things went rather smooth and you were able to come home so soon.

p.s. Don't you love those lilypie charts? Josh enjoys checking it EVERY DAY since I posted it. Crazy little man:)

Joe & Lyssa said...

You were right! He totally looks like Scott...but that's ok i'm guessing? So he is so tiny! I'm a little jealous of you right now, sitting here at 40 weeks...so jealous that I want to cry! oh wait, already did that a couple times today. Anyways, congratulations again!

Rachel said...

what a cutie!! Congrats!!

Jamie Smith said...

Pauls first comment when he looked at the new addition to your family was he looks just like Scott! What a cutie! I love all the rolls!

Heather said...

congratulations! he looks huge for 6lbs! what a cutie

Shillig 1 Family said...

Christi & Family, Caden is very cute. Congrats on your new addition.

Latika said...

Keep up the good work.

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