Sunday, February 7, 2010

Introducing: Liam Michael

Isn't he absolutely adorable?

Liam Michael was born January 31st, 2010 at 2:09 PM. He weighed 9 lbs 7 oz and was 20 in long.

I started feeling contractions about every 7 minutes starting at around 11:30 Saturday night. We finished watching Knocked Up (Ironically) and I went and took a bath to see if they would go away. I'd been having contractions off and on for a while, but they'd go away with a good warm bath.

They continued and started getting a little closer together, so we went ahead and went on to the hospital. By the time we made it there (about 30 minutes away) at around 3am , they were coming every 2-3 minutes. The doctor came in around 7 am and checked me and I was still only dilated to a two. He broke my water and I got the epidural and continued the wait. When he checked me again, I was still only a 4 and Liam was still kind of high.

At around 1pm, they checked me again and I was STILL only a 4 even though I was having some SERIOUSLY strong contractions. So, the doctor thought that the cord might be wrapped around Liam's leg or hip or something that was causing him to "bungee jump." (See, already adventurous!)

So, we ended up having to have a c-section :( I was super duper scared ... but Aaron was absolutely amazing through the entire thing.

I'll leave you with that for now ... it's time to watch the Super Bowl!

Liam says "WHO DAT!"
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Mrs. Amanda Doiron said...

I miss him ALREADY!
LOVE LOVE LOVE him and you!

Congrats momma!

Fran Hill @ Being Miss said...

Congratulations! I loved your video. You'll treasure that, and he'll love it when you play it at his 21st birthday party or his wedding! Hope early days are going well.

The Absence of Alternatives said...

Congratulations!! So adorable! Wow. He's a big boy. (At this I have to LOL @ your post before this one when you talked about him getting bigger...) I wish you a super fast and smooth recovery. Your teary joy when Liam was presented to you made me cry. :-)

All about the forensics said...

Wow that is just beyond amazing! When you said you'd take videos I didn't expect to see Liam's first few minutes in the world and its such a privilege that you shared it with us! And Aaron's voice talking to him made me cry! Love you guys lots and lots!!

Theresa Milstein said...


I have a fleur de lys tattoo on my shoulder, so I'm loving Liam's jersey.

Jennifer said...
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Jennifer said...

Oh Racheal, I cried watching this.. and he isn't even mine! I didn't even know you were pregnant it's been so long since we've spoken, but what an amazing video! I'm just starting to reach the phase of wanting a baby :) Reading your blog might help push me along!