Monday, September 19, 2011

and he arrives :)

the time came when our little man was ready to meet us. June 25, 2011 changed our lives forever and we couldn't be happier about that. henry michael nothum arrived at 4:47 am at 7lbs 6 oz and 21 inches. he was perfect. so now i will tell the best 24 hours of my life. if you do not enjoy hearing someone's birth story then please don't continue, my feelings will not be hurt. So it all began at about 5:30pm on June 24th with mild cramping happening every 15 minutes. I thought that it would pass and i would continue on my friday night as usual, wow was i wrong. the mild cramping turned into contractions in about an hour and a half. the contractions starting coming every 5 minutes from then on. At about 7:00pm Spencer and I went for a walk outside (i wanted to make sure that these contractions were the real thing). the contractions started increasing in intensity very quickly. I got inside at about 8:00pm and Spencer was more than ready to head to the hospital. I had a different plan in mind. on a side would have thought that we would have talked about our "plan" when the time came for the baby to come but i guess that slipped by us. My plan=me laboring at home before heading to the hospital. Spencers plan=going to the hospital immediately. Anyway, I won and I labored at home. Spencer rubbed my back, i got into the bathtub (which i recommend) and i continued to breath and walk until about 10:00pm. I think those hours were the worst couple hours for Spencer, poor guy! We arrived at the hospital at 10:20 and we were admitted to labor and delivery. I was a whopping 6 cm. and was not slowing down. My water broke at 1:00am and our precious henry was born at 4:47am. it was more than i could have imagined. So many emotions. I am so blessed to have been able to go through that experience and so blessed to be a mother.


  1. Little Henry is sooo cute! I hope my labor goes as smoothly as yours!

  2. Congrats guys! we're so excited for you :)