Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Meet Abram: birth story

Abram Jeffrey Owens
born February 26, 2012
7lb 9oz & 21in

This perfectly precious boy came into the world fast and furious. I woke up a little before 4am feeling like I could be leaking fluid. I walked, coughed, and still wasn't sure so went back to bed. I laid there and chewed my finger nails for probably 10 mins and woke up Jeff. I felt so dumb. Here I am a seasoned mom. I should know if I am in labor or not... right? Right after I woke him the contractions started and I just "knew". They came on strong and just a few minutes apart. I got up and put on make up and counted them for awhile. My wonderful little bro came over to stay with girls til the am and we were off.
We got to the hospital around 5am, water broke at 5:45 and one epidural and a few prayers later I was fully dilated. I wasn't allowed to push and my epidural allowed me no evidence of any contractions. I was NUMB! Md walked in and in one push he was born. My sweet precious little boy. We couldn't be more excited about him.
As for the events that happened next don't make any sense with the lovely birth story that I just wrote.
Little man had a very rough day to say the least.
Abram was transferred to another hospital that evening and admitted into the NICU. I am writing this post from our God sent room at the Ronald McDonald house. He is doing wonderfully now. Today was a wonderful day.
Thank you for all the prayers and well wishes!
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Erica said...

I am so happy to finally hear about sweet Abrams birth! I am glad it went fast. I am sad to hear there has been some complications with the little guy. Many many prayers for you guys! He is gorgeous! If there is anything I can do, please let me know.

Tera said...

Glad things are looking better! The pictures are precious! Congrats on your little boy!

Beth said...

Abram is so beautiful! I am so happy for you guys (and a tiny bit jealous of your rocking birth story) and it's wonderful to hear that he's doing well now. We've been thinking of you. Please let us know if we can walk Gus or anything :-) 314.288.9491 xoxo

Ashley said...

That was a FAST birth....lucky girl! I couldn't imagine how scary that was knowing Abram was being transferred but so glad he is doing much better:) He is adorable....just like your girls!!!

Chelsa said...

what an adorable precious little guy! can't wait to hear more about him!

glad ya'll got to come home!