Friday, August 31, 2007

The Best Laid Plans

Can go awry...

This morning at 4 a.m. my water broke. I was at work. I didn't realize that was my water that broke until about an hour later when I realized I had a constant leak.

By the time I was checked in at the hospital I was having contractions every 5 minutes. I was 2 cm dilated, and a half hour later I was 4 cm dilated. I was having back labor which stunk. We progressed to contractions every 2-3 minutes and I'm sure I had dilated more as I was feeling much worse. By then my labs had come back - I had signed all consents and I was getting ready to lose my mind.

Samuel David also known as squeaker was born at 11:09 a.m. weighing in at a svelte 5 lbs 15.7 oz and 17 inches long.

We're doing well. Things may be quiet for a bit.

31 comments:

The Karkins Family said...

Hi Sam! I am a long time lurker (found your site through Mandy's). I just wanted to say Congratulations! Can you believe after all that you've been through and the 'little squeaker' shows up early? I am so happy for you! He is so precious! Congratulations again!

DinosaurD said...

Oh he's absolutely beautiful Sami (I'll refer to him as handsome when he's older). He also looks delightfully pink so I'm taking it that things are going wonderfully well.
I laugh at you comment that things may be quiet for a bit. I imagine that things will not be quiet for you but that you won't be posting for a while.
Thank-you so much for posting the picture and telling us the news (and Mandy truly rocks for letting me know a little earlier today).
Hugs, kisses and best wishes.
DinoD

Maribeth said...

Woohoo!!!! I am so happy and Samuel is so beautiful! Congratulations.
I let everyone know, I hope that's okay. I just had to share the joy!!!!!

Mandy said...

Oh my god! He's absolutely beautiful!

I'm so glad that he's here and healthy and that you're doing fine too. Sorry that the labor and delivery didn't quite go as hoped for. Obviously little Sam has a mind of his own and wanted to do things his own way!

Will talk to you soon. Lots of love and hugs to the family.

Ness said...

Sami, he is just beautiful! Congrats to you and Dad! I guess he decided to beat the holiday rush!

Beagle said...

Congratulations! He's perfect!

Hayley said...

Congratulations! He is gorgeous!

LizzieK said...

Congrats! He is so cute and perfect, you must be so happy!

statia said...

Congrats. He's beautiful. Totally was not expecting this news.

Knock Me Up said...

Wow! He's beautiful. I'm happy you are all well.

Kristin, Rod, and Victoria said...

I couldn't believe when I got the message from Mandy this morning!!! Congratulations, S & D, and welcome, little Samuel David! Just couldn't wait, huh?

Time for the nurse to be the patient!

Glad to hear you're all doing well.

Kristin, Rod, and Victoria said...

Oh - FWIW, I think he totally looks like you!!! Too cute!

DD said...

Have you totally lost your heart to him??? He's fabulous, just fabulous!

Congratulations, Sami & Dan!

Marz said...

You had a baby!!!! Finally!!! Yeah, it's been a long time since i visited your blog.
Anyways, he's absolutely beautiful!
Congratulations!!!!!!!!

Julie said...

Oh my goodness, he is beautiful! I think I may cry. I don't think you'll remember me but I've commented here in the past and lost the link to your site. The last I heard you were not even pregnant. So, what a wonderful and inspiring shock to see this little baby of yours! Congratulations! I am so happy for you! :)

http://liljuliebean.com

Debi said...

Wow, I am so surprised to see that little man. Just a touch early and he looks splendid, I was suppossedly term and was only 5.10 Congratulations. Enjoy your baby. I am sure we would all be pleased with one line updates if your up to it. Huggggs, Deb

Kath said...

Congratulations, dear Sami! What a beautiful, beautiful little boy -- and what a surprise that he decided to make an early appearance! That certainly hammers a few things home to me...

Welcome to the world, little Samuel David. I hope and trust you'll love it here.

MsPrufrock said...

Congratulations! My daughter was born at 36 weeks weighing 5lbs 14oz, and trust me...it doesn't take long for them to not be too "svelte" anymore.

Again, congratulations.

Thalia said...

He's gorgeous Sami - what a surprise to read this this morning though! Did you have an emergency c-section or had he turned himself round?

So glad to hear that all is ok. Thinking of you all.

Anne Marie said...

I've been a long time lurker and wanted to come out to say CONGRATULATIONS on the little man. I'm glad you are all well - he's absolutely beautiful!

Artblog said...

oooh cutness! congrats and well done :)

Michell said...

He really is gorgeous and big huge congratulations to you and your husband.

Cathy said...

Congratulations to you and welcome to the world little boy!

Muffin said...

Coming out of lurkerdom to say:
Congrats!!!!

Take it easy. My DD was born three weeks early and those first few weeks were crazy.

Congrats again!

OHN said...

OMG! He is so absolutely precious. That is one of the sweetest newbie pictures I have ever seen!CONGRATULATIONS! I am so happy for all of you!

Jackie said...

Congrats!!!

Did the little guy turn himself around?

Such wonderful news, best of luck in the next few weeks as you adjust!

Kristen said...

Congratulations! He is absolutely precious! XOXO

Somewhat Ordinary said...

What an adorable little guy!! Congratulations and best wishes!!!

Alice said...

Wow--you don't check someone's blog for a couple of days and BAM! baby. Congtratulations!!!! He's a beauty.

cat said...

Just checking in after summer vacation and weeeeee here he is! Welcome and so many good wishes to you all. Hope you are all having some fun getting to know each other.

millie said...

Yay! What a gorgeous little boy. Congrats.