Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Hunter Mason Black was born this morning February 19th at 1:20a.m. He came almost 5 weeks early (35w2d), but still weighed in at 6 pounds 8.2 ounces and was 19 inches long!! My water officially broke around 1:30am on Monday the 18th after having labor pains all weekend....since my L&D visit on Valentines Day (see previous post). I labored at home until around noon when my contractions were 5 minutes apart. We headed to L&D...where they looked me up and down and said they didn't believe that I was "in labor"...I guess I was too poised for them. They finally checked me and realized I was!!! After 24 hours of active labor and only 20 minutes of pushing we got the best present in the world!! He initially was taken away to be evaluated in NICU for 6 hours because he was showing signs of lung immaturity, but around 7a.m. they brought him to us and said it appeared to be all cleared up! Despite all of his increased risks he appears to be perfectly healthy! They did an ultrasound on his kidneys this afternoon just to double check, and we are still waiting for results on that, but they aren't too worried because he has already had several wet diapers. If things continue to go well we should be discharged home on Thursday! We are so happy and can't thank you all for your prayers and support these past few months...we made it!!