Saturday, May 08, 2010

The boy is here! Early!

Warren Michael Palmer joined us last Wednesday (2.5 weeks early) weighing 7lb14oz, and 20.75 inches long. I woke up at 4am to my water breaking in bed. Lovely. I saw a group of midwives for this pregnancy, so right away I paged them. I wasn't having any contractions so she told me to go back to bed and when the contractions started, I should page again. Well since he was early, I had NOTHING prepared, AGAIN!! So instead, I got up to pack a bag, Michael and I both showered, and in doing all of this, I started to get some minor contractions. So we called my mother in law to come over and be with Claire and we got in the car and headed to the hospital. We got there about 7am, and he was born at 11:03am. I did pretty well until the hour before he was born. That was pretty rough. Then I only pushed for 8 minutes (it felt like an hour) and he was here! We are happy to have him with us, and I can't believe how easy he is compared to Claire! My parents are in Europe and Michael's parents went to Hawaii a few days after he was born. It's been Michael and me dealing with the 2 for the most part (except for help from wonderful sisters where they can!). Michael has to head back to work next week and my parents aren't back until the 13th, so we might move in with Lara for a few days so I don't have a nervous break down on my own. Here are some of the pictures that Heather has taken for us. It's so nice to have a photographer in the family!!

For ALL of the pictures, go to here