Our little man Logan John Fisher is finally here!!! He arrived March 6th, weighed 7lbs. 15 oz. and was 20.5 inches long. He has lots and lots and lots of gorgeous dark hair, and is just the cutest little guy ever!!! We are SO in love with him! Labor was not as bad as I was expecting it to be. He was 6 days overdue and we were scheduled to be induced the day after he arrived. I am so grateful that he decided to come on his own before the doctors had to make him come. So here is our story.....
I woke up Saturday morning (March 5th) to contractions! I have never been so excited to be in so much pain! I started timing them and they were about 8 minutes apart for a few hours, then they completely stopped! I was SO upset! I cried and cried! I was so ready to be done and did not want to be pregnant for one more minute! Well hours went by and there was nothing, then suddenly around 4:00 pm they picked up again. Well my sister and brother in law were driving in from Arizona for the week and were going to be here in just a couple hours. We were expected to be at my parents house when they arrive so we could see them and celebrate a "second christmas " with them since we hadn't seen eachother since last summer. So while we were getting things ready to go to my parents house we were also finishing packing our hospital bag between contractions because I was pretty sure that we would be going in very soon. We drove to my parents and were with my sis and bro in law for a couple hours while my contractions got stronger and stronger. FInally my mom convinced me it was time to go in so I downed a hamburger and we took off headed to the hospital.
They monitored me for a couple hours, not sure if I was in active labor or not, but since I was overdue they decided to keep me. I couldn't believe it!!!!!!! I was going to leave this place with a baby!!! SO they hooked me up to al the monitors and the IV and there we sat for a couple hours, while I was having horrible contractions! i was only dialated to a 2 and yet my contractions were 2 minutes apart. So it was definitely time to get the epidural. Let's face it, I am a baby and couldn't do this without it! Well I had a complete panic attack about getting the epidural! It was by far the worst part of labor for me. But once it was in it worked wonderfully! Within an hour I was completely dialated!!! And the nurses kept asking if I was for sure a first time mommy! becuase first time mommies don't go that quick! Well as far as I knew I had not ever pushed a little human out before so i guess I was just lucky! We would have been ready to push right then and there except for the fact that Logan had his head a little crooked so he wasnt ready to come out. So a few hours later it was time to push!!! I pushed for 2 hours and Tom was such a good cheerleader the entire time! He fed me ice chips and cheered me on and held my leg for me. He was so so excited, and it was definitely his excitement that kept me going strong. Finally at 9:34 am our little angel boy was born! He was absolutely perfect! Everybody obsessed over his hair! All the nurses called him a show off because he was raising his head and looking around with big open eyes while they were cleaning him off, and was just as healthy and perfect as could be! Holding Logan was definitely the most incredible experience of my entire life! I will chierish it forever! And like I have said in previous posts, I was so excited to watch Tom become a daddy. Well that moment was even more incredible than I could have imagined it being!! It was a very special moment!
As I am writing this Logan is sleeping on my chest just as happy as can be. I am so so happy that he is here! He is definitely worth all the hard work it took to get him here. We love him so so very much!!!
(pictures will come later, I am not in the mood to fight with the computer)