Friday, January 27, 2012

Dexter Paul

He's here! Dexter was born Tuesday evening. I'm not much of a writer so instead of giving you a whole long birth story I'll give you a quick timeline of our day on Tuesday.

10:00am  I went into the doctor and had my membranes stripped.

12:15pm  Had my first real contraction but didn't think much of it.

1:30pm  My contractions started getting consistent but stayed about 10 min apart all afternoon.

5:30pm  My contractions were very painful but 7 min apart so I called the hospital to see when we   should head in. They told me to wait until they were 4 to 5 min apart.

7:15pm  My contractions were still 5 to 6 min apart but I was in a lot of pain so I told Josh and Piper it was time to go in.

7:30pm  We dropped Piper off at my aunts house.

7:45pm  We arrived a the emergency room and my contractions were now 3 min apart.

7:50pm  My water broke in the elevator on the way to the labor and delivery unit.

7:57pm  Dexter arrived into the world after two pushes.

Believe me it was quite the experience. Dexter came out  just in time for the doctor to run into the room and catch him. He weighed 7 lbs 11 oz and was 20 3/4 inches long. We are both home and doing well and Piper's adjusting to being a big sister. Here are a few photos from our stay in the hospital.


  1. He is beautiful, Annie! What an experience with his birth!! You all lookgreat. He is so alert!! Congrats! :)

  2. Thanks Ashley! We are all doing great and we already love him so much!