Monday, September 21, 2009

Welcome Baby Jackson

Monday, September 21, 2009 - we became a family of 4! Meet Jackson Carl Wallis! He was born at 10:49pm and weighed in at 9 pounds 2.9 ounces and is 20.5 inches long. This picture was taken right after he finished up his first bath. Not such a happy guy!
I woke up Monday morning at about 5am to contractions. They weren't very regular or close together, but they were strong. Scott and I called Grandma Conrad, who came to pick up Adam, and we settled in to wait and see what would happen. By 1:00, I was ready to be done, and called the doctor. We went in to see him, but unfortunately, the contractions weren't doing anything productive, so they sent us home with instructions to take a bath, or go for a walk. We went home, and I took a bath, which basically brought my contractions to a stop.
I had talked to my acupunturist earlier that day, and decided to go in for a treatment, to see if she could help my labor progress. I had an appointment at 5:00, and by the time we left and went to walk around the mall at 6:00, the contractions were back. They quickly progressed to being 3 to 5 minutes apart, at which point we decided to call the hospital. They told us to come in. We got to the hospital at about 8:30, went thru triage, where my contractions continued to get stronger and they decided to admit us. Once we were settled in the room, the doctor came in and broke my water, which just made everything go even faster. By the time I was ready for an epidural, the anasthesiologist was walking into a C-section. We hoped he would be out in time, but I guess I wasn't that lucky. By 10:30 I was ready to push, and Jackson was born at 10:49pm. It was an amazing experience! He is a perfect little boy! He looks just like his older brother did when he was born!
Here is Adam meeting his baby brother for the first time:
Jackson and mom are just hanging out getting to know eachother.
Our first family picture. Not sure what Adam is laughing at!
And here's Jackson ready to head for home.


Diane Linford said...

Congratulations! He's beautiful. What a lucky boy to be born into your family. Welcome to the "I have big babies" club. I thought I was president, but I think Audrey has me beaten. You may be Secretary. Enjoy!

Kristin said...

He is so adorable! Great family shot too! I'm glad everything went well and you and he are healthy and happy!

Sarah Ragatz said...

So...can I request to see a picture of Adam at Jackson's age??

Laura D said...

Megan looked at the pictures and said, "Jack was crying. He didn't want buckled!" He looks wonderful. Congrats!

Heidi said...

TIME RIGHT OUT!!! Are you telling me they don't have enough anesthesiologists in this city for all the pregnant women to get their own epidural??? During two hours there was no one else to help you? That's it. I'm not having kids here.

Congratulations! I can't wait to see him!

The Conrad Family said...

I think that picture of Jackson after his bath may just be my favorite one! He is just so adorable!! I love your family picture! It makes us so happy to see your family grow! We love you guys so much! So glad that Jackson is here!