Friday, May 16, 2008

Labor info...

Look at Asher's face!

We are doing very well. Each day is an adventure- learning more about Asher (he is a great, very content baby) and how life works with two. Ezra is adjusting well. He is very affectionate to Asher.

Some details about Asher's birth...I woke Delton up early Sunday morning to fill Ezra's humidifier. Delton couldn't get back to sleep, so he went downstairs to read (this never happens!). I discovered he wasn't in bed a little while later. I was having trouble sleeping due to a dull pain in my stomach (!!!), so I joined him downstairs around 3:30 a.m. I had stomach pain the week before due to something I ate, so I didn't think much about my stomach pain- until around 4:30 a.m., when I realized that the pain came and went, and came and went. We started timing contractions, and called the doctor around 5:30 a.m. We felt a little silly, as I was 19 days early. But I was having strong contractions, and it seemed like my water may have broken. Mom and dad Lehman came a little before 6 to watch Ezra, and we headed off to the hospital, very aware that we may be sent home. But- we were in labor! When my sister found out we were headed to the hospital, she decided to come. It was wonderful to have her here for the delivery. Asher was born at 2:48 p.m. I had an epidural this time- and I highly recommend them!! It changed my labor. I enjoyed it, and knew when to push, unlike last time. Asher was perfect- no complications due to his early arrival. I had felt that he would come early- 19 days exceeded my expectations. By the way, Asher was due today!


Anonymous said...

God sure orchestrated Asher's arrival perfectly! So thankful that the labor and arrival went so well! The pictures are priceless! I love Asher's smile! a wonderful post!
Mom Leh

Anonymous said...

Those pictures are so perfect! I love them! Thanks for sharing the delivery story. :)

Anonymous said...

I love hearing the delivery details..thanks for sharing. So glad that he arrived safely although early. I think he looks a lot like his brother but I also think he looks more like Delton than Ezra does.