Friday, July 24, 2009

Introducing..... Derek Vijay Lowther

He has arrived!! 6 pounds 3 ounces, 19 1/2 inches.
The whole process started at about 6:00 on wednesday evening. Heidi was having contractions that were about 5 minutes apart. We decided to go for a walk and wait and see if they went away or got worse. By nine that night were were off to the hospital with contractions about 4 min apart.
We got there and they checked to see how far along in the process she was, and how far she was dialated. She was still at 1 (as she had been at noon for her doctors appointment). We would have gone home but the contractions were close together and it was painful. The nurses had us walk up and down the halls and bounce on the birthing ball all night long, and finally by 7:00 the next morning she was FINALLY dialated to a 3. (It doesn't sound like much progress, but believe us.... it was). Since she was at a 3, they gave her an epidural and some pitocyn to get it going a little faster. By noon she was at a 4 and they broke her water, and things progressed very quickly from there. (Thank goodness). The doctor came in to check her at 2:00, and said, SHE'S COMPLETE!! We were totally shocked. I went from a 4 to a 10 within two hours after being up all night and not really going anywhere. We guess Derek made up his mind that he wanted to come, and he wanted to come now!
They rushed to get everything ready, and he was here by 3:09!! It was very slow to begin, but once it got going, it went by quickly.
We are so excited to finally have him here. We fell in love with him the first time we saw him, as we're sure everyone else will too!!

We all think that he looks a little more like Keith (except for all that hair!!)

The proud daddy

All that hard work paid off!