Friday, September 10, 2010

Ryan Thomas Elam.....

On August 12, 2010 God blessed us with our first child Ryan. It is hard to believe that he is no longer in my belly, but here with us!

The labor was very long, lasting a total of 35 hours! The above picture is me after about 14 hours of contrations and a trip to the hospital triage where they observed me and sent me home. We walked around Walmart, and then spent a few hours with the family supporting me at Nanny's. Around 2 a.m. the family convinced me to go back to the hospital. I fell apart when the nurse told me I was still a one! My body had been effacing but not dilating.

I was observed at the hospital, and finally admitted after 24 hours of contractions! Thank goodness for the epidural because I was exhausted. My wonderful husband sat with me along with sister-in-law Amy, cousins Christy and Mark, best friend Christi and other family members.

I was so tired!

At 4:14 pm they placed my boy in my arms. It was an emotional moment, everyone cried.

He weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces and was 20 inches long.

After two days at Baylor of Dallas we were home.
This is his first picture in his bassinet.
Little Ryan is four weeks old now, and much loved by his family.

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