Saturday, January 3, 2009

Colby Aaron Bell

Colby was born December 27th at 1:15 pm. He weighed 9 lbs 2 0z and was 20.5 inches long.

I was going to be induced that morning at 5am but started having good contracting on my own around 3am. My doctor still gave me a little pitocin to hurry along the process around 7:30. They broke my water around 11:45 and suggested an interthecal, which I took but it did not work for me. My contractions were painful and I had a reaction to the morphine which caused my body to itch horribly. They practically took me off the pitocin because my contractions were strong enough on their own. Around 1:05 is when they said I should try and push and so two contractions later Colby was born. It all went really fast and was way different than Hali's birth because I was in labor for 12 hours, had an epidural, could not feel a thing and pushed for and hour until she was born.

He is an extremely strong little boy. The pediatrician said he was like a bull and got out of the straps twice while trying to perform the circumcision. He is a big boy but there is no chubbiness about him he is just solid, which I am very great full for because he is much easier to handle. I don't know how I could handle a floppy baby after my surgery.

He has been a good baby so far, during the day he eats fast and sleeps 3-4 hours between feedings. He has rough nights though but hopefully he will get through it.
He didn't start opening his eyes for long periods of time until New Years Eve. Hali loves her baby brother. She wants to hold, rock and sing him songs when ever she gets the chance. She is going to be a great big sister. I can't wait to see them play and talk with one another.


Emma said...

cute family. I can't wait to see him in person!

Lindsey and Isaac said...

Congratulations! He is a cutie, and I really can see some of both you and Aaron in him. And 9 lbs 2 oz, wow! Good job, I can't even imagine that. Hang in there with the nights :) and congrats again.

Tina said...

Cute pictures! Lizzy asks for you guys alot now. Hali, Becca, Aaron.. I'll have to teach her Colby too. It was fun talking with you on Skype, we'll have to do that again soon.

Summer said...

So happy for you guys! He does look solid, which is so cute on him! Hope you are doing well, Becca!