Monday, December 20, 2004

Connor's Here! (Details) 

WARNING : Possibility of Bachelor Bordem

Chrissy's contractions started on Wednesday night, the original date scheduled for her C-section, ironically. In the beginning they were timed somewhat regularly, being anywhere from hours to minutes apart. On Thursday morning they calmed down but kicked up again Thursday night, occuring 5-7 minutes apart, but not consistantly. On Friday morning,the contraction timing was still relatively the same, but they were more intense. At this point, I decided that I needed to stay home from work and keep an eye on her. I'm glad I did. At this point, Chrissy had had probably 5 hours sleep, total, for the past 3 nights and was exhausted. All day Saturday the contractions got more intense and regular. By about 5:00pm on Saturday they were consistantly 5min apart so it was time to go to the hospital. We arrived, and they put us in our room. The usual contraction and baby heart-rate monitors were connected up and everything looked good. Unfortunately, Chrissy had barely dialated (1cm) so they wasnted to wait and see her progress before thay decided to go ahead with the C-Section. So, we got to walk around the Hospital for an hour to see if we could get her to dialate some more. After the hour, we went back to the room and the nurse checked out the situation. Since Chrissy had dialated more to 3cm, and since her contractions were unbearable (lack of sleep didn't help her pain sensitivity any) they decided to go ahead with the C-section. They took her to the OR to get her prep'ed (Spinal Block) and I went and changed into my OR scrubs. They called me in about 15 minutes later and sat with Chrissy while they performed the operation. Everything went great, and at 10:48 Connor Owen Pressley was born. He was 7lbs 7oz ans was 20.5" long. I am writing this from the hospital (their keyboard sucks) at 12:25pm.) Connor is asleep next to me, and Chrissy is drifting off into la-la-land. We should be home on Tuesday. We're Chrissy + Matt, and we "Thank you for your support." ;-)