Tuesday, February 19, 2008

He's here!

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!!




20 comments:

Meagan said...

Yay! Keep the pics coming!

Tommy Green said...

He's a cutie pie! Congrats, we're glad he made it safe.

Sarah W. said...

Awesome!!!!!!! Congrats, Ashlie. I am so glad that he is here and healthy and beautiful. Yay!!

That is so great you pushed for 20 minutes. You deserved it after such a long, arduous pregnancy!

Clendenen said...

He is sooooo cute!!! Enjoy this time b/c he will grow fast! We can't wait to see him and hold him.

Holly said...

Congratulations Ashlie! He is so precious!! We are so happy for you guys and so glad that he is finally here and healthy. We'll continue to pray for your transition home. Enjoy! I ditto what Lori said...we can't wait to see him and hold him! Congrats again!

Alison said...

Congratulations!! I'm so happy everyone is doing well and that he is finally here!

Devion said...

CONGRATS! What a little doll! Hope Daddy doesn't break him, he's so tiny! :) We'll continue to pray for his growth and good health, but it sounds like he's off to a wonderful start after such a rough pregnancy! Enjoy your little man!!!

-Devon

The Tajchman's said...

Yay!!! Ashlie and Jordan he is so cute! Congratulations and I can't wait to read updates and see more pictures as he continues to grow!

Michelle

Hollie Reese said...

He is adorable! Congrats. What an answered prayer! Please call if you ever need ANYTHING! We are not that far away!

Jennifer said...

Congrats!!! He is beautiful, just like his parents. I am so glad that he is healthy. I know that you are so glad he's here and the ordeal is over! Enjoy!

brianandlauren said...

OMG!!! I am so excited for you guys! He looks amazing and you both look fabulous as well!! I am crying right now and just wishing I could be there! Brian is in Houston this week...what are the odds??(and I'm not!!) Please keep us posted and we'll keep the prayers coming that things continue to go well!! We love you guys!

Shalee said...

Congratulations to the new mom and dad on the block! Hunter sure is adorable, but that really shouldn't surprise anyone who's seen his parents...

Your new life has just begun, and though you'll be tired and confused by much, you'll find that he's entirely worth it all.

Blessings to you all!

Bek said...

Awww, he's so precious!!! That's awesome you only pushed for 20 minutes!! We'll keep praying for you and Hunter! God bless your new family! Keep updating with pictures, but we'll understand if you don't have time!

Tiger & DeAndria said...

Congratulations!!! I'm sorry you had a painful weekend, but Hunter will definitely make you forget about all of that. Let us know if you need anything.

Ryan & Mary Beth Davis said...

Congrats!!! Hunter is so precious! Jackson is ready to meet his new friend. :-)

Bethany said...

Congratulations! So glad he's healthy and you're doing well. You've all been in my prayers so it's so exciting to see Hunter arrive safely!

Amy Conner said...

Congrats! I'm so happy he is here and doing good! What a blessing, i know you are so thrilled to have your little bundle of joy i can't wait to see lots of pictures of the little guy, he is a cutie!!!
So happy for you guys!
Amy Conner

Sam Snow said...

Congratulations! He is beautiful! We are so happy you are both doing well! Cherish all of your time with him! He will grow fast!

Aaron & Jen Snow

eberhart's said...

Congrats! We are so glad he is healthy and doing well! Can't wait to see more pics!

Adrianne said...

Congratulations to you and your family! What a handsome new addition!