Ezra David Brumbaugh
Ezra getting ready to go home
Anne and Mark ready to head home!
Titus did warm up a little to Ezra...but only for a minute!
Ezra made his grand arrival Tuesday night January 29, 2008 at 10:56pm. He weighed and measured exactly the same at Titus did 14 months ago...8lbs. 9oz 22" long. His birth was short sweet and to the point and we are thrilled that God ordained it to go as He did. We were concerned that Anne would not make it to the hospital...and had God not given us the discernment to leave when we did...things may have been interesting. Titus is not really adjusting at this point since he is chillin' with his Aunt bonnie and Uncle Jason for a few days in Northern Va, but for the short time he saw him Titus seemed only a little bit interested in Ezra.
Here is the run down of the birth story, but for more details...ask Anne and she can fill in the gaps!
Sunday night: Mark takes Anne to the mall to walk walk walk...she had good contractions, but it ended up that Ezra wasn't ready to be born.
Monday: Anne goes to her 39 week appt and finds out that she is 4cm dilated...but not in any labor. She is ticked and spends the day gardening...walking up and down stairs...bouncing on her pilates ball...and walking walking walking.
Tuesday: Anne feels great...she does have some pain in her abdomen...but continues to busy herself with physical activity...she raked the backyard (twice) taught her voice lessons...continued bouncing and walking up and down the stairs quickly...and decided that even though her abdomen hurt...she wasn't in any labor.
7:00pm Tuesday night: Anne called Mark and told him to come home because she was in some pain and needed help with Titus.
7:45 take Titus to Nina's house (Anne was still worried that she was not in labor...just being "wimpy")
9:00 arrive at hospital and they monitored Anne to verify that she was in active labor.
9:40 took anne off all machines and let her move around...she doesn't like to be confined to the bed during labor...During the next hour Anne's contractions got stronger and closer and she asked them to check her again at 10:45pm.
10:45 checked her again and she was still 5cm...water broke and 4 contractions later...
10:56 Ezra born...those last 10 minutes were intense...but we were so thankful that her water didn't break any sooner!! Ezra literally flew out of Anne and we were all a little stunned by his speedy delivery!
We came home wednesday night and have been enjoying the adjustment to a new baby. so far, Ezra is sleeping great at night and eating well. He is jaundiced a little, so he is being treated at home with what they call a "billy light" in layman's terms it is basically a baby sized tanning bed! So, please pray his treatment is successful at home and that we don't have to admit him back into the hospital for further treatments.
Mamma Z is here until next Wednesday and then Mamma B is coming to help out for a few days. Anne is doing and feeling great...but trying to remember to take it easy and accept all the help she can get over the next 2 weeks.