Monday, December 28, 2009

Fun in the Snow and cookies!

Bridger Porter Clark is here!

Our Early Christmas present

Well everyone,
I'm sure this is old news to most of you.....but our family of 3 has now turned into a family of 4! Our adorable little boy entered the world on December 18, 2009 at 9:10 a.m. Much to say, we are so happy to have him here and the timing was perfect too! My water broke at 4:30 in the morning, and started getting contractions about half an hour later. We called my midwife and she told us to head on down to the hospital when we could. We called up the Relief Society President to come stay at our place while Addie slept. We got to the hospital about 6 a.m and I felt so silly entering the hospital while totally wet! I felt like I had wet my pants, and it kept coming and coming!!
When I was all settled in my gown and bed, they checked how far progressed I was. I was shocked to hear that I was at a 5. I was happy to hear it, but at the same contractions were getting so close and almost intolerable! So, I had them hurry and get the lab work all done so I could get some kind of pain relief! My midwife suggested that I get the shot rather than the epidural because I was progressing so quickly and she thought I would most likely have the baby within the next two hours. So, I did. Once it kicked in (which is quicker than an epidural), the pain was definitely tolerable! Gotta love drugs! The midwife was right, before I knew was time to start pushing. That was the hard part! Although I only pushed for half an hour, I felt a lot of it and he had a huge melon! The coolest part was that Jake got to help deliver him....he thought that was pretty special!
There is nothing better than a baby being born, he is so special and came directly from our Heavenly Father! He is absolutely perfect!
He came out weighing 8 lbs. 4 oz and 21 inches long!
His name is Bridger Porter Clark

We are all doing well, Addie has adjusted great and is not in the least bit jealous!