Wednesday, October 13, 2010

It's a BOY!

Stephan Tyler Economos ("Ty") was born October 5th, 2010 at 5:34pm. He was 6 lbs, 2 oz and 19.5". He was 3 weeks and 2 days early, so we were a little surprised to have him here this soon!

The sequence of events went something like this...

Monday, October 4th: feeling great until late evening.
11:00 pm: GI bug - All. Night. Long.
5:30 am: call in sick to work
8:30 am: call OB's office, schedule appt for 11:00
9:30 am: Uh Oh...did my water just break?!?! Call OB's office again - come in now
10:00 am: Steve meets me in waiting room. "Honey, I think my water broke." The look on his face was priceless
10:30 am: OB checks me - "Yes, your water broke. You are already 4cm dilated and 70%effaced. Congratulations! You are going to have a baby today!" This was quickly proceeded by a few minutes of me freaking out...But, we're not ready yet! The baby isn't even at term! We don't even have a boy's name picked out!
Thankfully, she and Steve were able to quickly calm me down. She assured me that although the baby would technically be a "premie," he/she was far enough along that there was no need to worry.
10:45 am: Walked over to hospital with the family
12:00 pm: Epidural in (God bless anesthesia)
4:30 pm: Steve and I decide on a boy's name (we already had a girl's name picked out)
5:30 pm: Start pushing
5:34 pm: Baby Ty is born!

Our families had a bet on time of birth, sex, weight and length. Steve won!

Mommy and Ty

Ty sleeping in Grandma's arms

All my boys

So peaceful

The family goes home!

MJ is doing really well and is fascinated by "Baby brother Ty." He tries to hold him and kiss him a lot, so we have to watch him like a hawk! Ty needs to gain some weight, so we have been working hard to bulk him up (=sleep deprivation). I have to say, I have not missed my breast pump these past few months. It was hard to bring it out again - a sign that I am a slave to my son's feeding schedule. :)

We are so thankful to have a wonderful family and great friends who have been helping us out the past week!

Stay tuned for more updates on our little family!

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