"While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about." Angela Schwindt

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Jadon has arrived!!!

After many weeks of patiently waiting for our new son to arrive he finally decided today was the day! I awoke around 3:00 a.m. this morning to contractions that were already about 3-4 minutes apart. I woke Matt up and said that I thought is was time and he got up and woke Shelby and Jake up to tell them it was time to go. We had told the kids awhile ago that if we woke them in the middle of the night they needed to hussle. They also had bags packed with things to do and extra clothes ready to go. Jake was dressed and down stairs in about 2 minutes. Matt said "Your ready so quick!" Jake responded with "I have been ready for months!". We left the house around 3:30 and battled a nice thick fog all the way into Bloomington. We got to the hospital around 4:00.

Jadon arrived in the world at 7:08 a.m.. It was a little stressful for both of us. It turns out that Jadon was a little bigger than they expected him to be. He weighed in at 9 lbs and 13 0z and 21 1/2 inches long! Not a small boy. It was a struggle to get him out and he was very stressed when he did finally come out. My doctor did a great job. His head came out great but his shoulders were stuck. They had to be manipulated quite a bit to get him out. Because he was purple and his pulse was fast and he was breathing hard he went straight to the nursery. He recovered and improved quickly however and is still being monitored in the nursery but is doing great. He is so big that he does not even fit into the newborn diapers. He is already in size one diapers. None of the outfits I packed in the diaper bag are going to fit him either. No newborn clothes for this little moose!

My doctor said if there is a next time the kids is coming out early. We are not going to do that again. All in all we are very blessed. My labor was hard back labor but only lasted 4 hours. Jadon Matthew arrived in this world a little beat up but is doing great now. He does have some temporary nerve and muscle damage in his right shoulder from the doctor having to manipulate it so much to get him out but the doctors say that it will improve over the next few days and happens a lot in bigger babies when they are born. He may have to have some physical therapy if he does not start moving that arm in the next few days but we are staying positive that it will not be long. We are just so glad he is here. We have been waiting for what seems like forever.

Here are some pictures of our little moose!


leschristy said...

Congratulations Kiana, Matt, Shelby and Jake. The nickname Moose seems to fit the "little guy"! We are glad you are all doing well and recuperating! We are excited to meet the handsome baby!!

Love, Christy, Les, Ava and Lilly

John and Heather said...

WOOHOO! It was good to see you guys...Jadon is precious and I think the nickname "Moose" should stick, I think it's too cute! We'll come and see you all when you get home and settled in! Take care and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! Love you guys!