October 14, 2010

He's here!

Finnegan James Ronald was born at 10:21 pm on October 12.  7lbs 10ozs and 19 1/4 inches long.  He's got dimples in both cheeks and he's a total cutie pie!  Unfortunately he refused to move down during labor and I ended up with a c-section after 24 hours into the induction because my cervix couldn't change without pressure from his head.  He actually moved UP despite strong regular contractions that were 2.5 minutes apart.  But after he was born we learned he had a true knot in his cord, which can cause serious problems during labor and delivery, so maybe he knew what he was doing!  I wasn't surprised because he had been having post-contraction decels in his heart rate, which often signals some kind of cord issue.  Sadly, I have a lot of bad scarring internally from my first 2 c/s and my ectopic pregnancy surgery, so I don't know how many more children we can  safely have. But for now I'm focusing on my newest little blessing!


Anne Marie said...

Welcome, welcome. What a handsome boy!!

Lucy said...

Congratulations and welcome to sweet Finnegan: he looks adorable! Prayers for your complete recovery and for clarity, wisdom and peace concerning any future choices about your family size.

allyouwhohope said...

Oh he's gorgeous!!! And I love the name!

Congratulations to your whole family. I've been praying for you all the last couple days :)

Bethany said...

Praise be to God for his indescribable gift! I am so happy for you.

Rightthinker-Andrea said...

Welcome to your beautiful baby Finnegan!

I pray you have a smooth recovery, and a great time enjoying that baby blessing.

Take care and lots of love!