Thursday, January 1, 2009

Erik Kenneth Bruce!




Erik Kenneth Bruce was born on December 30th at 12:59 a.m. He weighed 7 pounds even and was 20 inches long! I started having contractions at 2 a.m. on Dec. 29th, but they didn't get regular till 5 p.m. Pedar and I walked all day, bounced on the birthing ball and just prayed for the baby to get here. We got to the hospital around 5:30 p.m. and things were really slow to progress. My doctor broke my water at 11:30 p.m. and less than an hour and half later...no induction..no pain meds...just a lot of hard work....Erik was born!

It was an amazing experience. My doula, Consie and my amazing husband helped me have the birth experience I really wanted. I am so grateful to my doctor who allowed me to try to have a vaginal birth after cesarean.

I feel so great today! We had a very quiet New Years Eve. Casey was asleep at 8 p.m. and we were close behind. We shared a room at the hospital and didn't get much sleep...we are so happy to be home. The recovery from this birth and the last one is night and day. I am thrilled!

Thank you family and friends for all your love and support. I feel like one of the luckiest women alive!

More pics coming each day...

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