Saturday, November 14, 2009

He Finally Arrived!!!!

Sorry for the delay in sharing the big news...seems Facebook is the way to go to keep everyone informed these days!

Nathaniel (Nate) Kevan Peric was born Saturday, November 7 at 7:28 am! (He and Daddy now share their birthday!)

He weighed in at 10 pounds 8 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long! He is one big boy! I was having fairly regular contractions on Friday that by mid morning had all but gone away. They didn't pick up again till late Friday night. At 3 in the morning on Saturday we made the decision to head to the hospital. We got there for 4 and I was already between 6 and 7 cms dialated! That was great news to me! They quickly got me set up in the birthing room and broke my water which got me quickly to 8cms. We were hoping that I'd quickly jump to 10 but after an hour of no progress they got out the pitocin which certainly helped things along. There wasn't time for an epidural but I did get some happy gas! I was very happy to have that to take the edge off the contractions. A little after 7 and it was time to push! With 4 big pushes Nate was out and the poor guy had quite a rough go of it. He had quite a bit of bruising on his face, his skin was a deep purple and he broke his collarbone on the way out. None of these things seemed to bother him to much though. They quickly cleaned him up and he was nursing a half hour later.

He also had some blood sugar issues due to his big size so we ended up staying a little longer in the hospital to get that sorted out. He is great little eater and sleeper and very sweet little baby boy. Both his big brother and sister are quite thrilled with him. I was really worried about what Emma-Lyn would think of him but she just adores her little brother. We seem to be getting into a pretty good routine and everyone seems to be settling in well. I guess the big test will be when Marko goes back to work on Monday.

Here are the pics of our new little man.

Just minutes old.

All wrapped up and being held by a pretty proud Papa. :)

Cuddling up with Mommy.

Finally home and meeting the rest of his family for the first time.

Our big smiley guy! :)


mary e said...

Congratulations!!! So pleased for you all. Sorry he had a rough ride on the way down (so to speak) but I'm sure he's getting better. A little present for him is in the mail (pending postal strikes over here!). Lots of love.

Sassy_Canuk said...

He's as good looking as your other two <3 Glad he's finally here!
How neat is this~ your third child was 10 8, born on Dad's bday... My third was 10 8.5 and also born on Dad's bday!!
How are you feeling? that delivery must have been rough on you as well!!