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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Baby Teague Finally Arrives!

 A mere EIGHT days late, Teague finally decided to make his entrance into this world on Sunday, Sept. 19th. My water sort of broke around 8:00 am on Sunday morning, but no contractions...what? So after a couple hours, we went to the hospital where we spent another few hours hanging out. Literally: I walked laps around the hospital, took a little nap, had some visitors...nothing was happening. It was very strange because it was so unlike my labor w/ Brecken. At 4:00 my midwife decided to check me out and she consequently fully broke my water (did you know there are 2 layers to the amniotic sac?). That definitely got the ball rolling. The contractions were legit, but manageable for the first hour and a half and then we got really serious. When he was ready, he was definitely ready. When I thought I couldn't take it anymore, I asked for an epidural, but by then his head was coming out and it was, indeed, time to push. Teague was born at 7:04. So to recap, that was 8 hours of nothing really, and 3 hours of labor/pushing. I have to say, the recovery was SO much easier without an epidural and I felt a lot better quickly after his birth.
 Here's our little angel. He looks a lot like Brecken, not so much like Tim or I. Stats: Teague Garten Jones weighed in at 8 lbs, 3 oz and 20 inches long. The midwife commented on his rather long hands & feet and suggested that the reason he was so comfortable inside was his super thick umbilical cord. Why rush out when he was so well-nourished?
Two days in the hospital due to Group B Strep, but we had excellent nurses (Miryam!). A week and a half later, Teague has already surpassed his birth weight. What a champ!

14 comments:

Camie Rae said...

Oh he is beautiful! I love him! Congrats!!

Ellie said...

!!!!!!!!!So cute!!!!!!!! I cant wait to meet him!! You rock. Super human style.

Liz said...

Congrats!! What a beautiful baby and I'm so glad you're both doing great!!

Austin and Jennifer said...

He is so cute, and Austin and I agree he has a lot of Tim in him :)

April said...

Congrats! I am glad things went so well for both of you! What a beautiful boy!

Jena said...

Congrats - so handsome! I never had an epidural with any of my kids (I HATE needles and like to deal with as few as I can) and didn't think it was a big deal. I'm glad to hear it went well for you. Best wishes to your sweet little family!

Mark, Steph, & Alex Toone said...

Congrats! He is so cute! If we ever see each other again, our little boys will be the best of friends!

Macon Family said...

Congratulations, glad things went well for you guys!

Linds said...

Oh such a cute boy! He does look a lot like Brecken. Congrats! Way to go without an epidural!

The Collard Clan said...

He's like a cookie-cutter Brecken!! You can tell they are brothers - SOOO CUTE! I'm glad to finally see pictures. And way to go on enduring natural child birth -- I did my first 2 that way and epidural with the last 2...but I would have to say...I LOVE THE EPIDURAL. :-) But way to be a SUPER WOMAN! Your awesome & congrats on the beautiful baby boy!

Lindsay said...

Congrats! I can see Brecken having a little look a like brother so that fits! Amazing with no epidural Arya - I am not that brave! Best wishes!

Brooke said...

Yay for mom and baby! I'm glad you got to have an unmedicated birth!

Anonymous said...

Arya call me, Teague is sooooo cute, good job! This is your brother by the way... I'm so excited to see you guys!!!! Speaking of.. when will I see you? My number is 720-309-6539 LOVE YOU ALL... call me!

The Collard Clan said...

I keep watching for updated baby Teague pictures...when life slows down post some new ones for me. :-) Hope everything is going great!