It's time for your close-up Mr. Gully
The frog towel is both fun and functional! Now that his belly button has fallen off, it's regular bathing for this little boy.
By popular demand, here are the latest and greatest pictures of Ian. He seems to get cuter every day.
Only 2 days old and he's already puked on me! When I was a kid we respected our elders. In fact, we had to walk to school, uphill, ...
From left to right Hadley, Ian, & Karis. It doesn't get much cuter than that!
The night started as dinner and a movie with our good friends Chad & Michelle Murphy. We then extended the evening by returning to their house to play cards. After only an hour of playing cards contractions moved from regular into high gear. Around 12:30am we decided to load up and head for home.
After a single contraction in the back of the Accord we realized that we would never make it from Lewisville to Frisco. Chad & Michelle took the seats out their minivan in record time and loaded the back with pillows and towels.
Everyone has been teasing us about the eventful drive to the hospital that we were going to miss by having the baby at home, but lets just say that ride was anything but uneventful. The water broke while in the car and pushing began when we were still 10 minutes from Frisco.
We made it home at 1am and I ran upstairs (no small feat for a woman 42 weeks pregnant and in labor) and jumped in the shower. Chad, Michelle & John attempted to fill up the birthing tub for the water birth we had planned. It was only supposed to take 45 minutes to fill. A circus like comedy of errors ensued, the details of which I cannot relay since I was in hard labor. Suffice it to say the tub was never filled although other parts of the house were.
I told John that I could feel his head, but I don't think he realize that it meant the baby would be here momentarily. Kneeling in my shower, Ian just fell out. We had no midwife and no mom's because no one had time to get there as he was born at 1:40am. Needless to say Chad & Michelle now fit into a whole new category of "Good Fiends".
Becky (the midwife) showed up about 15min later and cut the cord. The baby and I were both given a clean bill of health. I had no tearing or ripping and felt well soon there after, but a little in shock. It all happened so fast and easy compared to what I was braced for. It's really still a little shocking.
Thanks to all of you for all of your love and prayers. It made all the difference in this amazing delivery.
Ian John Gully arrived in the wee hours of the morning. August 14th 2005 1:40am. He was 9lbs 6oz and 21" long, with a head circumference of 13". Ian scored a 9.5 out of 10 on the APGAR test (which mostly means he's breathing well). He began nursing right away without problem (all signs point to pure genius). Baby and mommy are both doing quite well.
We had another sonogram today and the baby looks great! He was moving around and looked very chubby cheeked. They estimate that he weighs 8 lbs 10 oz and think that he will be here any time now to 48 hours. We are so excited, but tryiing to be patient.
Becky checked me also and said that I am 2cm dialated, 85% efaced (thinned out), and at 0 station (he is dropping nicely). This is great news and shows good progression. She stripped my membranes and said I would probably have more contractions, which is exactly what has happened.
She also said that he has a full head of hair because she can feel it trough the water sack. We are really excited to see what he will look like.
We should have a baby by Wednesday or Thursday! Send extra prayers and love our way.