So, the blog definitely got neglected this past week. My plan was to update it about every 3 hours during Kristin's labor and of course after Cayden's birth. Obviously, that didn't happen. I apologize and hope this blog makes up for it.
First of all I would just like to thank our Lord and Savior for this blessing of a child. My prayer is that God will be glorified through the upbringing of this baby boy. Thank you Father!
Well, we got to the hospital around 8:47 in the morning and got settled into our room rather quickly. After signing our lives away and answering about a thousand very personal questions, Kristin was on pitocin and things began to happen. Now this next part may be confusing to those that don't have kids or aren't OBGYN's but it has to do with how many centimeters Kristin was dilated. 1 is the lowest and 10 means its time to push because baby is coming soon. So, here's the dilation time line: 10:15 AM she was a 1.5, 2:30 PM she was a 2, 6:00 PM the doctor broke her water and she was a 2.5, 8:20 PM she was a 3.5 and got an epidural, 11:10 PM she was an 8, and midnight she was a 10. Nice timing right? Exactly 4 hours and 8 minutes later (that's 4:08 AM for those of you slow at math and telling time), Mr. Cayden Glenn Day made his entrance into the world. Now, that is the very short and sweet version of the labor. Any attempt to write a blog with details about this would be nothing short of futile and LONG. My wife is my hero and that reality was confirmed many times over this last week. Kristin was great and did phenomenal. Here are some pictures from the day.
Ice on the windshield, 30 degrees and raining....great day for driving to the hospital.
Kristin on pitocin.
A Bible verse we put on Kristin's bed to help her get through labor. John 16:21
The "Spread" for all the troopers in the waiting room.
Contractions! (the yellow line)
The real trooper
Kristin had bit of a complicated delivery. All I will say to keep from getting into too much gory detail is that she had a natural episiotomy (spelling?) with 3rd degree tearing. 'Nuff said. So, she lost quite a bit more blood than usual. The human body has around 37 units of blood and Kristin lost a little over 10. They gave her the option of a blood transfusion but Kristin has recovered well and doesn't want anyone else's blood. Kristin pushed for about an hour and a half for our little boy. Seeing my son for the first time was one of the most surreal things I've ever experienced. There really are no words to describe it, just tears.....I love that little guy so much.
WARNING: There is a graphic picture below so if you have a really weak stomach you may not want to look!
And now, the moment you have all been waiting for............CAYDEN!!!!!!!
First picture of the Day family.
The Day family has been through a lot the past few days, which is why the blog hasn't been updated. But by the grace of God we are doing much better now. Thank you to all friends and family who have prayed and helped us begin our lives with this precious boy.