Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Jolie-Pitt Twins have got NOTHING on this guy!!


Off to the hospital!


Made it halfway thru New Moon while I waited!

Hudson Nathan Houston!!


I never knew it would feel like this!!


I got a cheeseburger and fries after delivering my boy, best one I've ever had!



Best Moment of my Life!

Proud Daddy!


My mom's first grandbaby!


Going Home!!
I don't even know where to begin! I'm so excited to finally have him here. Words can't describe the awe and wonder I feel every time I look at my little boy.

Hudson Nathan Houston was born at 12:42 am on 08/08/08, which is basically the BEST birthday ever right?!?! He weighed in at a healthy 8 lbs. 4 oz. and is 19.5 inches tall.
Getting him here was not nearly as bad as I thought it would be, once we finally got started!! I was scheduled to be at the hospital to be induced at 6:30 am on Thursday the 7th, but had to call in at 5:30 to confirm. When I called they informed me that there were extremely busy and didn't have the room or the staff for me to come in at that time so I was to call back at 10:30. So I went back to bed a little disheartened but thankful to get some extra rest for the big day ahead.
When I called at 10:30 they told me they could start me at 11:30, so we quickly got ready and headed to the hospital. After sitting in the waiting area we finally got into our room just after 12 and I was on a pit drip by 12:30. Then the waiting began. The contractions came pretty soon, but they were just slightly uncomfortable, nothing at all, and they weren't really dialating me. At about 2:30 my doctor came in to check me and decided to break my water at that time to hopefully speed things along. She also told the nurse to increase the pit. Within a half hour or 45 minutes the contractions got increasingly worse, resembling the worst cramps I had ever had, and by 4:45 I was getting an epidural. I had enough pain to appreciate labor and REALLY appreciate the drugs!

From there things progressed slowly but surely until I felt the need to start pushing at midnight, and 42 minutes later I was holding my perfect little angel on my chest! There were a few tense moments when they started talking about a possible c-section because his heartbeat was irregular, then when they realized how big he was and thought his shoulders may not pass through without complications. But, all was well and we are so happy to have him here!

He's a great baby! He's mellow and happy. We are lucky to be his parents.

12 comments:

Lisa Mc said...

He is beautiful!! I am so glad your all o.k. We can't wait to hold
him.

lauren said...

oh congrats how fun to see you guys as parents crazy nana is a dad. im glad you said it isnt as bad as you thought cause im next and really nervous so it made me feel better. cant wait to see him!

JOSH AND LISA MCINTYRE said...

Look at that precious little bug! He is so flippin' CUTE!!! I love his squishy little face. We are so happy for you both and can't wait to see you! Great name, LOVE IT!!! He's gonna be a little stallion!

beck said...

Congratulations! When Cody told me I was so happy for you and thought that 08/08/08 was the coolest birthday ever! so fun! He is beautiful! Can't wait to see you guys!

Chad&Brittany said...

He's so cute! I'm so happy for you. i can't wait to hold him.

Sylvia said...

Congrats! You guys sure are a cute family...

Trisha and Garrett said...

Congrats on your new baby boy! He is so adorable! I love his name! I'm glad to see you got some good quality reading in while you were at the hospital! Love those books!

Lindsey said...

He is SO cute!! And you look amazing for just having a baby! Now starts all the fun! Babies are so fun especially that newborn stage!

Emily said...

aww he is so cute! i saw the pick nae naae sent to my moms phone! hes such a sweetheart! Im glad hes pretty mellow!i glad your ok cher! congrats nate and cher!

Jodee Christensen said...

Congrats!!!

Jason and Tawni said...

Oh he is sooooo tiny! There is nothing better than that first moment where you get to hold them. I love the pictures, congratulations on Hudson, you make a cute little family. I can't wait to see him in person. We will have to have a play date the next time you are in town!

Mitch and Linda said...

He is so cute!! I am so happy for all of you & what a great birthday!! Easy to remember...please call us when you are in town! We would love to see you and the girls think he's the cutest baby too!