Friday, August 28, 2009

Nolan Elliot

It's been a wonderful and busy summer that I am not even going to attempt to catch everyone up on. So I Will start with the birth of our second precious son. Nolan Elliott came to us a little earlier than expected. I was 37 weeks and three days when my water broke. It was a slow trickle just as we were heading out the door to go to run errands. Our Sunday plans quickly changed. My mom headed straight over and we took the opportunity to get a couple of family pictures before heading off to the hospital. My contractions were slow to start so I wasn't in much pain.

Getting evaluated in triage before getting admitted. Still not in a lot of pain.

Just had a jacuzzi bath while my contractions picked up. Still managing a smile.

OK, now I am in pain and my epidural is not taking effect. I only feel numb in my legs and that isn't going to help much in labor. I had what you call a window. I was numb every where except my left side. It was a painful but fast labor. Nolan was born at 9:06 pm on Sunday August 16th. He weighed 6 pounds 12 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long. We were so happy to meet him.

We think he looks a lot like his brother.

The first family photo taken of the four of us!

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