Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Baby Orson is here!

Orson - birthday, mom

Orson - birthday, dad

We went in Thursday morning for a labor induction ~ 4 days overdue. I was a little unsure about doing the induction, but it turned out to be a really good thing that we did it. Apparently my water had already broken who knows how long before without my knowledge (though I had wondered a few times), and that can be a big risk for infection. But more worrisome was the fact that the little guy did not handle labor very well and his heartbeat plummeted with every contraction (they think the cause was a very short umbilical cord). He wasn't going to be able to handle a long delivery, but we were able to get him out in 6 hours and everyone is fine! He was 7 lb. 5 oz. and about 20 inches long.

Orson - birthday, close

Orson - birthday, tongue

Sorry for taking so long to share the news, but it's been hard to find a spare minute the last few days! We have taken plenty of pictures, though, and I'll be sure to share more of those soon.