Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Camden Clark Moody

Marianne and I ventured to the hospital last night because Camden had decided to wait a long time before coming out. We arrived there at 7:30pm expecting to be given a cervix-ripening medication and then be induced the following morning. Marianne had started having contractions earlier that day so when they checked her they discovered the "cervix-ripener" would not be necessary. They almost immediately started her on Pitocin for the contractions around 8:30pm. Unfortunately, when the body doesn't start the labor on its own, surges can increase in intensity quickly. They became painful and we had to opt for more medical intervention because they were just too intense and painful for Marianne to cope. She was mainly feeling back labor and I was trying frantically to alleviate it but to no avail. So around 11:00pm she was given an epidural. This allowed her to calm down but she had gone from 3cm to 8cm. The Pitocin was stopped and we got some sleep. The nurse also put in the second bag of penicillin (for Group B Strep). They checked her again around 3:00am and discovered her own contractions were moving things along so she was upgraded to the active labor stage and began pushing around 4:20pm. She tried a few positions and was assisted by the resident doctor into her final position. Our doctor arrived around 6:00am and helped us the rest of the way. At 6:58am Marianne brought Camden into the world with his 8-pound 7-ounce, 21-inch long body. All of his assessments were outstanding and we've already discovered the magic our touch works on his mood and comfort. He is sleeping and eating and we are loving him. He is beautiful and has shiny, almost bleach blonde hair. Every once in a while he takes this quick double or triple breath. Even our voices help to calm him. I know I can feel the strength of the bonds of fatherhood and feel closer to Marianne. Our little family has been sealed and we are so blessed to have Camden.Arriving at the 'spital."We're just...waiting."A chair that becomes a bed. A good idea in theory.Doctor Susan Rose. Nurse Breanna.That's 3.83 kilos for those who are US-metric-system impaired.Holding my son.Marianne showin' some skin.What a hat.Mom and Camdy sleeping.

20 comments:

Blake and Laura said...

Yay!!! Congratulations! We are so excited for your little family. Glad you are doing well.

Makayla says "Hi, cousin Camden!"

Circe said...

He is absolutely gorgeous! We are so glad everything went well. What an amazing experience! Can't wait to see more pictures of his sweet little face!

Anonymous said...

Oh how PRECIOUS! :) What a cute family. Now baby Janey has a friend. I can't wait to see him!
Love, Brit

TyandMar said...

Congratulations you two. Welcome to the world of parenthood. It's absolutely wonderful! :) Camden is gorgeous.

Tori said...

Congratulations! What a precious family, thanks for the pics :)

The Beckstroms said...

YAY!! We are so excited to meet Camden! Let us know when we can come and we are there.

Chrystal Wilcox said...

I am so excited for you! Reading your post made me cry, it is such a wonderful experiance having a baby(at least after they are born that is, pregnancy sucks). When I read that she was 41 weeks in your last post I was feeling really bad for her. You two will make wonderful parents I am so excited for your new and most incredibly rewarding journey.

Dad/Grandpa said...

Maryanne is a trooper... Chris now it time to go to work... take care of them both. I know I need have to that, because I have faith you are doing this already

Love you three

Natalie Murray said...

Oh he is just too sweet!! I'm sure Grandma & Great Grandma are loving him so much already! Congrats!!!

John and Stef said...

What wonderful pictures! Thank you for sharing them with us. What a beautiful baby - can I call a boy beautiful??... well, he is! :)
Congrats!!

Chris and Kathryn said...

Hey Mar this is Kathryn just wanted to say congrats!! He is adorable! I am so excited for you!

Danielle said...

Congratulations you two!!! So so excited for you!
-Dan

Michelle said...

CONGRATULATIONS! We are so happy everyone is doing well. Camden is adorable and we are looking forward to seeing more pics. Jaden was hoping he would be born on his birthday (9/14), but he is excited for you too :) We miss you and hope everyone is doing well!
Love, Blake, Michelle and Jaden Whitman

McCall said...

YAY! Thanks for the update and the pictures! Congrats on the epidural too! I bet Kelsey's pretty glad about that one! :) He looks like Clark to me- imagine that!

Tori B said...

What can I say you two? Excellent work as always. He is adorable! Mar, you are a cute mommy!

Connie Moody said...

Yeah!! I am so excited to hold him. I'll see you next week!

Marce said...

Congratulations beautiful girl! Camden is a little rockstar...having been 41 weeks when i delivered...i know...ITS NOT EASY! hope the recovery is treating you well. Can't wait to read updates! you're gonna be a fabulous mommy. xoxo,
Marci

Scott, Kelly, Liz said...

Yay, he's finally here! Congrats!!I can't wait to see more pictures of the little guy. I'm glad everything went well. This made me excited to have my next baby. You'll be a great mom. Take care.

Alisha said...

You're welcome Mar. Next time I see you I will give you a copy of them.

KO said...

I guess I should read your blog more often cause I had NO IDEA you were pregnant, let alone delivered your baby already. Wow. Congratulations. I love the name! Makes me excited to see my little squirt.