Kellen Reed was born at 7pm on March 9, 2010. He weighed in at a whopping 8lbs 11oz, and was 20.5 inches long. His head was 14.25cm.... which means he was above average in weight and head circumference! What a sweet boy.
We came into the hospital that morning at 6am; had the water broken at 745am, and waited.
The contractions were coming, but would be regular for a while, and then go away. But they were getting stronger. I relaxed in the tub for our planned water birth, and tried to focus on the birth.... thinking it would happen sooner than later!
But by 330pm and no REALLY strong contractions (and only 4cm) we decided to kick it up with a little pitocen (sythetic labor drug)... and low and behold! The contractions started up! AT 550pm, I was 6cm dilated and they were getting pretty intense (to say the least!).
By 650pm(ish) I was ready to push. He came into this world pretty peacefully into the big tub, and I got to pull him up to my chest and exclaim, "It's a boy!"
Recovery has been great so far, and at this moment Kellen is cuddled up with his Daddy while Tyler is reading his book! All in all, an absolutely wonderful experience; thanks to wonderful doctor and awesome nurses!