Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Birth of Our Very Own Baby Truman

Julie gave birth to our first born on 2/23/10 at 2:37 am. Her water broke at around 3:00 pm on the 22nd while doing sit-ups at family workout! We got everything together and headed to the hospital. They checked us into the triage to make sure her water broke and to analyze where she was dilation wise. She was at 4 cm so they checked us into our room.

To get things going, Julie opted to go a little more natural and walk her way through the process instead of taking pitocin (which speeds up the process). So we literally walked the halls for about 2.5 hours trying to get things going. At about 10 pm she got some pitocin, which seemed to help speed it up a little.

At midnight however, she got really tired and just wanted to sleep, so she asked for an epidural. At this point the nurse said she was dilated to 8 or 9 cm, so she made it a really long ways without any anesthesia (she was a real trooper).

An hour later she really started feeling the urge to push, so we let the games begin. The doctor showed up just in time, because she only had to push through three contractions before our bundle of joy arrived. He weighed in at 7 lbs 15.5 oz and was measured at 20.5 in. He is super healthy and is eating very well.

We already love him so much and feel so blessed to have him here with us.


  1. Julie! Congrats! He is adorable - nice work. I'm due any day and can't wait. I hope all is going well and that you all are recovering.


    I am so so so happy for you. And I LOVE that her water broke at Bob's! No one else I know does situps at 9 months pregnant -- Julie, you're my hero!

    Love you and miss you!

  3. Yeah! Congratulations! I love hearing the hospital story! He's beautiful.

  4. im his number one fan! i love baby truman!

  5. I love that Julie was doing sit-ups when her water broke. That is such a Julie thing to do. He's super cute so keep posting those pics!