Here's a quick synopsis of his birthday. Donnie and I got up early and called the hospital at 6am to see if we could go in. They were busy and said to call back at 7:30. At that time they gave us the go ahead to come in. We packed our bags and took the hotel shuttle to the hospital arriving just after 8am. After bloodwork and getting an IV in they started the pitocin around 10am. For the next two hours I had contractions here and there until we realized my IV wasn't really working. My veins are small and curvy and the IV tube had actually gone around the bend in the vein so whenever I moved it would get pinched and the pitocin would stop going in. After the IV was redone and working we began the wait for the anesthesiologist. I've done labor with and without an epidural and this time I opted for comfort (with absolutely no regrets!).
Once the epidural was in we then began the wait for Dr. Welling to get done over at the clinic so he could break my water. He finally came over and after a few failed attempts (strong bag of water I guess) he broke my water just before 6pm. Around 7:20 I knew it was time and told Donnie to call in the troops. As soon as everyone was in the room and ready Dr. Welling told me to try one push...that one push produced our sweet baby boy. He came out pretty quickly and his face is still a little bruised. They put him on my chest all gooey and slimy and let me cuddle him for a minute. When they scooped him up to clean him off so Donnie could hold him I asked them for the weight and length. I seriously thought I had heard them wrong when they said 8 pounds 2 ounces. Although he doesn't seem bigger than my other kids over all, he does seem a little less wrinkly.
We stayed in the hospital overnight and took the afternoon plane home on Friday. It is so nice to be home. Last night Will was awake from about 7pm-10pm and then slept until 5 in the morning without ever waking. Getting 7 uninterrupted hours of sleep felt so nice, I haven't had that in months. Here are a few pictures from Donnie's phone of Will right after he was born, and our trip home.