Sunday, September 26, 2004

Gavin Thomas McLain

Gavin Thomas officially joined our family at 6:45 am this morning.

Weight: 7 lbs. 10 oz.
Length: 20.5 in.

Everyone is healthy and happy.

Marci was scheduled to be induced at 5:00 this morning, but at around 2:15 am she woke up with contractions. By the time we got to the hospital at 5:15 the contractions were quite hard and right on top of each other. When we got up into the delivery room the nursing staff had to hustle to get an epidural in her; everything was moving along very quickly.

Dr. Beck arrived at about 6:30, Marci pushed a total of 4 times, and out popped Gavin - screaming away just like his brother did when he was born. Dude already has a set of lungs on him. The total time of labor once we got to the hospital was 1 hour and 15 minutes.

While they were cleaning up they noticed that Gavin was grunting more than crying, which could mean that there is some fluid in his lungs, so they took him to the nursery for closer observation. I saw him again about 30 minuts later and he was doing much better, crying away like a madman, which in this case is what we want to happen. The one and only time in his life where we're encouraging him to cry.

We're trying to enjoy it while we can.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Jared - Congratulations! I am so happy for you and your family. -Allison Sadler (mommy-to-be in about 10 days).