I had planned on going all natural, and I fought with the pain for quite a while. I eventually gave into the epidural, though. And, I must say, it is so weird to be numb from the waste down. I couldn't roll over by myself.
They had me start pushing late morning, then we took an hour break. At noon I started pushing again... for the next two hours. At 1:47 pm, our little baby boy came into the world.
Alister gave us a scare, though. The umbilical cord wrapped around his neck at the last minute... twice. NICU had to rush in to help Alister breath again. Let me tell you, those first few minutes were the scariest of probably my entire life. Then, we finally heard a cry and we, of course, balled. Our little boy was okay. :) I had to wait almost an hour before I got to hold Alister. That was... an unbelievable moment.
He was born at 6lbs. 12oz. and 19 inches long. He has brown hair and squished ears like his mom. I think he looks a lot like his dad. He had long fingers and toes and fairly big hands. We believe he is going to be tall like Adam. :)
Skin to Skin
Grandma Daniel & Alister
First Grand Baby
Grandpa Daniel & Alister