Monday, November 24, 2008

Welcome to the World, My Baby!

Hayden Thomas Wolf arrived this morning at 10:30am. He weighed 9 lbs 10 oz and was 21.5 inches long. He's got lots of dark hair and is such a blessing!

Labor was quick and without incident. I got to the hospital at 6:30am and got the paperwork filled out. Dr Stowell came in around 8am to do a check -- I was almost 5cm and he broke my water. He said he didn't know what was holding him in there! The contractions got stronger from there... I got up to walk and they got even stronger. I got back to my room and just sat and labored, no pitocin needed! In about an hour they were really strong and I thought, "Okay, maybe I can't do this." So I asked for an epidural, but then the next contraction I knew it was too late... They were hurrying to get the doctor in the room, making me breathe through them so I wouldn't push. He let me push as soon as he was ready, and Hayden was out in 3-4 contractions. Without an epidural, you have more incentive to push harder! :) All in all, 2.5 hours of labor and a healthy, beautiful boy!

We forgot the USB cable for the camera, so Matt will get some pics uploaded tonight. I'll post one here when I can. Need to get baby woken up to nurse... :)

10 comments:

April Spicer said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHh!!!!

How exciting!!! Congratulations!! I drove past your house at around 1pm this afternoon and saw the van and wondered if anything had happened yet. :) I've got a gift for Hayden and keep meaning to bring it by. I'm so thrilled everything went smoothly. You are a rockstar!! 9'10, that's insane! I cannot wait to see pictures.

aunt roi said...

WOW!!! What a baby! Can't wait to see pics. Love to all of you!

Aunt Roi

Matt Wolf said...

A few pictures here...
http://picasaweb.google.com/iuwolf/WelcomeHaydenThomasWolf#

Anonymous said...

Oh Nikki,

I'm sooooo happy for you and Matt and I'm glad your labor and delivery were quick and without incedent. I kept you in my prayers today, and I hope you get a great nights sleep! Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy!

Holly

Lisa Ross said...

What a great labor story! You were meant to have lots of babies :-) Can't wait to see the little guy! Get lots of rest and let me know if you need anything!

Mandy said...

He was beautiful! Hope to be by at lunch today too! When are you leaving?

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Matt, Nikki, Carter and Lauren! Happy Birthday little Hayden!

~Lily

aunt roi said...

Love the "noodle"lips!!!

He's doll baby!!!

aunt roi said...

Love the "noodle"lips!!!

He's doll baby!!!

Christan said...

Congrats! Sorry I missed seeing you guys at the hospital. But I'll be by to see him at your house!