Thursday, August 26, 2010

Baby Griffin has Arrived!

Griffin Thomas Diehl

7lb 5oz, 19 inches long

Not a happy camper at this point.....

Proud Mommy

A Happy, Family of Four

Mommy & Griffin

Parker taking care of his big brother

Making him cozy with the blankets

Griffin getting comfy

Mommy & her boys

Our newest blessing from God.....

So, I went in for my appointment with Dr. Walker on Friday, Aug 13th which was my 38 week appt. He check my cervix for the first time & I was 3cm dilated! I was super excited! Later that evening I started having contractions & they went on for a couple of hours, I was starting to get pretty uncomfortable & the contractions were pretty consistent, so we decided to go ahead and go to the hospital. Upon my arrival, I was 4cm dilated. Dr. Walker had me walk the hallways in the OB unit for a couple of hours to see if I would progress more. I went in around 9:00pm & ended up going home around 3:30am Saturday morning. After numerous laps around the OB unit, I had dilated to 4.5 cm, but my contractions had stopped and Dr. Walker was not willing to give me Pitocin to induce my labor just yet.
The following Thursday I went in for my next appt. I was anxious for the doctor to check me again, because I had been having contractions all week long. When he checked my cervix in the office that afternoon, I was 6cm dilated and was still having contractions (even though they weren't super consistent), but because Dr. Walker was leaving on vacation the next day, he decided to make me a direct admit to the labor & delivery unit at the hospital.
Once we arrived, the nurse got me all hooked up to the monitors, went over a bunch of questions, and started my IV. My contractions still weren't real consistent, but Dr. Walker had talked about giving me Pitocin to help me along and because I had been there, done that with the Pitocin & knew how bad the contractions would get, I decided to go ahead with the epidural. Once the epidural was in, Dr. Walker came in and broke my water and things started rolling from there. In about 2 hours, I was dilated to 10cm and was ready to push!
After pushing for only 10 minutes, Griffin Thomas Diehl made his arrival into this world at 8:04pm! He weighed in at 7lb 5oz and was 19 inches long. He was absolutely beautiful with a head full of dark brown hair!
So, we are now a family of four and Parker is a big brother! Although he has moments of jealousy, he has made the transition and is doing well with his big brother role. He wakes up every morning and asks "Momma, is baby here?" LOL, poor kid, I don't think he understands that this is a permanent thing!
Here are some pictures from Griffin's big debut!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love the Pictures they are so cute of you and your boys! So happy that I got to see Griffin days after he was born.

Nancy