Sunday, February 2, 2014

he's here!

Bennett Hawk Johnson
born January 13, 2014 at 10:53 a.m.
8 pounds 8 ounces
20.5 inches
thank you Kate for the pictures of this amazing day, I'm forever grateful.

As difficult as these past 3 weeks have been, I couldn't imagine life without him. I constantly want to kiss his cheeks, my arms feel empty when he's not in them, and I could look at his sweet face for the rest of my life. Welcome to the world little guy, we've been waiting a long time to see and hold you, I'm so glad you're finally here. I love you so much it hurts.

and Blake's documentation of Bennett's birth..

Bennett's Birth

Noon - checked in to St. Paul Hospital, L&D room #7
1:38 - first cytotec inserted
3:40 - Lauren's last meal (Chili's chicken crispers)
4:31 - second cytotec dose
6:55 - contractions becoming more painful
7:45 - 1cm dilated and 50% effaced
8:36 - epidural placed
9:05 - still 1cm dilated, ~70% effaced
11:15 - pitocin started
Midnight - still 1cm dilated, ~80% effaced

3:56 - water has broken, 4cm dilated
5:50 - 9cm dilated
6:20 - attempted to start pushing, tip of the head is seen!
6:35 - Dr. Lo arrived
6:47 - decided to stop pushing and rest for couple hours to let cervix finish dilating and let baby rotate back into position
10:11 - fully dilated and starting to push again
10:30 - Dr. Lo back in the room, still pushing
10:53 - Bennett Johnson is born!  8lbs 8oz, 20.5 inches long
12:30 - Bennett finishes his first meal