He was born today at 5:22 pm.
Weighed a whopping 8 pounds, 11 ounces, and 22 inches long!!
Big boy! I'll post a better birth story later, but right now I need some sleep.
Here's the short version...
I labored "for real" about 5 hours.
Contractions started getting close together about 1:00 this afternoon.
We decided to leave the house at 3:00 - dropped off Elijah at my Grandma's house, then headed in to the hospital. I think we checked in around 4:00 pm.
The first time they checked me I was at 4.5 cm.
2 contractions later my water broke.
40 minutes later I was at almost 7.
40 minutes after that I was complete and ready to push.
Holy cow, people, it hurt. Excruciating! I felt like my body was splitting in half.
But I only had to push a few times. We think maybe 5 times. Or 6.
The actual delivery lasted under 15 minutes. Praise the Lord for that because I didn't think I would be able to endure one more second.
And here he is...
Of course there will be more photos soon too.