Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Ty Maxwell Arritt!

He's here!! Ty was born on Tuesday, December 11th at 2:06 am. He measured at 7 lbs 5 oz and 20 inches long. He's so adorable and we're so grateful he is healthy and well. It still seems shocking that we have two kids, but of course, it's so exciting.
Kollan and I had just had it in our minds that I would probably have to be induced (like with Karter) because that's all we had known. So when I started into labor on Monday night, we were skeptical and wanted to make sure we didn't get sent back home. I didn't know what it felt like to go naturally. If I had known how fast I would go, I definitly would have gone to the hospital immedietly. We called our neighbor to come over with Karter at about 1 am, when my contractions had very quickly become only 4 minutes apart. Then we drove the 5 minutes to the hospital, and while checking in I realized the contractions were now 1-2 minutes apart. They got me into my hospital bed at 1:30 and Ty was born at 2:06. I became very nervous when they told me I didn't have time for an epidural, and more than ever before I am a BIG fan of the epidural. I won't pretend to be good with pain, and I'm just so glad that if I had to do it naturally, at least it went so quickly.
We feel so blessed to have two wonderful and healthy little boys. What a wonderful Christmas this is- we couldn't have asked for a greater gift!