Saturday, April 18, 2009

IT'S. A. BOY!!!!!!!

Can y'all about believe it...I didn't even think it was possible! It's not like it makes any difference to us if we have all girls but it just is surprising that after we had six girls that we could have a boy! :)

My husband and I went furniture shopping Tuesday night. I was in the frame of mind that I need a rocker recliner before our baby is born. I've never had a good rocking chair for any of my babies and oftentimes, at least in the beginning, I've had babies that love to be held all night or they won't sleep.

We found a perfect chair after about 3 furniture stores. We also needed a couch so we found a couch there too. We took the chair home that night (the couch will be delivered in a few weeks). After we were home for only a couple hours and all the kids were sleeping, I started to doze off on my new chair. After about 15 minutes, I woke up suddenly with contractions. They were entirely bearable but I could tell these were for real (versus the false labor I had been experiencing off and on all weekend). They started out from the first contraction at 4-6 minute intervals. I called my sister a couple times to first see if she could come and stay the rest of the night with the kids if I ended up going in, and second, if she thought I should go in. My contractions were regular but not so painful that I could just yak easily the entire time. I finally decided after about 3 hours that it was time to go in and see what progression I had made. I went in and was at a 4+ (versus 3+ the afternoon before, at my doctor's appointment). I was effaced to about 80% versus the 70% the day before.

After about an hour I was at a 5 and about 80% still. They decided that I was going to be staying so I was admitted to a labor room. The rest of the labor and delivery was absolutely picture perfect. I had adequate time to get an epidural, waited for our doctor of choice to get on duty at 7 before they broke my water (at about 7:30), then delivered at a little after 9:30.

Our baby is very, very easy...even though he is one of those that has to be held or he won't rest well. We definitely are not complaining! He wouldn't be in a crib ever anyway because there is always someone waiting to hold him.

I will have to tell a few hilarious stories from when the girls found out we had a boy. They will have to wait though because our little prince is waiting to eat!

I would post some pictures but can't find the camera I do have a cord for that I could use to transfer some pics onto here. I can only find our new camera, for which I have lost the cord and probably wouldn't know how to operate anyway as far as transferring pics, even if I did find the cord!

More later! :)


Kellan said...

Oh my - CONGRATULATIONS!! That is such wonderful news and what a blessing for your family. Won't he be the most spoiled little boy in the the whole world - tee hee!!! I'm so happy for you, Darla - I knew you feel very blessed and you are!

Take care and I'll see you soon - Kellan

Darla said...

I am just on Cloud 9 with having a new baby again!!!! I always get just euphoric after babies. Around here, they never lack for attention either. He will be the most spoiled little boy in the world! :)

On a side note, you would not believe how many times I find myself calling him a "her" or "she".

One Fine Lady said...

Darla Jane!!! Congratulations! I just knew you were having a boy...can't wait to meet him!

Joni said...

Crazy that I haven't seen the Little Prince yet! Well, this week I just have to get to see him ... before he's 'all grown up'!!

One funny part of your girls reacting to getting a brother was that they worry a boy might beat them up!! :-) Another was that he might pee in their face -- now that just could happen, I suppose, but us having 5 boys, I don't think any of them have ever gotten my face ... so maybe they'll be okay!

kristin said...

Hey Darla! I've been waiting for you to post on here about your new addition. He is one handsome little guy. And I think he will be not prince, but King, amongst all those adoring princesses. I'm glad you got the chair. You deserve it. Oh, I was thinking a couple days after you had him, "I wonder if Darla has called him a her yet."

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

Oh - many congrats! You must be so proud! Do you even have any baby blue stuff for him!! hee hee - CONGRATS!!!

Shellie said...

I'm so excited for you! Boys are a whole new adventure! I can't wait to see pictures. SO glad it all went so well! Congratulations!!!!! Oh, and my twins call us all HE, even the girls, so maybe you need to channel them so you can learn to call your little man he and him :)

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

I'm SO excited for you and your family! Congrats on the little guy!

imbeingheldhostage said...

I cried. How silly am I to be so happy for you that I tear up while reading. I am ashamed to say, I read from current to back here before commenting, but even knowing you had a boy I still got to this post and cried. Congrats to you and your family and welcome home to your little prince!