Saturday, September 27, 2008

Mark Is Here!!!!

Mark was born on September 25 at 4:47pm. I thought I was going to be able to have him like I had Emma, with no labor pains at all, but that was not going to be the case. I had an appointment on Wednesday and the doctor told me I was 4cm, that night I had a lot of non painful contractions and a lot that morning. I took matters into my own hands and decided I was going to go to the hospital to get checked instead of the doctor's office. I figured maybe they would break my water and I could go into labor. I was checked at the hospital and I was 5cm - still with out any pain so I was really hopeful I could have a painless labor again. They admitted me and broke my water and gave me an epidural at 1pm (note the first picture @ 5cm - smiling). By 4pm the epidural had worn off and I could feel contractions (note the second picture @ 8cm - not smiling). They said it was too late to get more medicine so I did not have a pleasant last 45 minutes. I know, I know I had it lucky but I still was hoping for an easier time.









Mike's first dirty diaper change in 7 years!



8 comments:

Liza said...

Yea Laurie!! He is here and he is adorable. I hope you are doing well. Congratulations!

emma jo said...

I am so so happy!! You have a baby! and Mike has a baby that he gets to change!! So cute...and really, are you aging backwards or what? CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Schylar said...

congrats girl!! i still think he looks like a schylar!! haha jk congrats miller fam!!

Cindy said...

He is gorgeous, Laurie! Congratulations on little Mark's arrival! I'm so happy for you. Enjoy this time with a newborn again!

The Family of Lindsey said...

I am so anxious to come and be with Mark!

Hopefully VERY soon....

Not that you don't have enough to do.. but I 'tagged' you.

Check out my blog for more info... with all that free time on your hands....

bigskygirl said...

Congratulations! Those are great pics of your little guys and happy family. But I seriously doubt you were in labor...you look awesome!

Brett & Amy said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for this new phase in your life. Babies now that you're a seasoned pro and have a bunch of little helpers. I got goosebumps watching the video, remembering the magic that comes with meeting someone so pure and fresh from heaven.

Mary said...

Congratulations Laurie! I know, who is this blog stalker?!? Anyway, it seems like I was just reading the announcement to your kids that you were expecting #4. What a wonderfully exhausting time. Again, congratulations!