Friday, April 9, 2010

Tristan Joseph Hill

Well, he's finally here and what an entrance he made! I had a regularly scheduled appointment last Wendesday, March 31st at 3:30pm. I change...not dialated...nothing! So, I went to Thomas' baseball games that evening. Started noticing some contractions, but they weren't anything strong or regular. By the time Thomas got home, I was starting to think that this could be it, but still wasn't sure. But, I couldn't go to sleep to I got up and got in the bath tub to relax. Around mid-night we called my mom to get her to go ahead and come to the house to stay with TJ just in case we needed to leave in the middle of the night. Once she got here, my contractions were 2 1/2 to 3 minutes apart (we had just started timing them)! So, she and Thomas thought we needed to head on to the hospital, but I was sure I had not been in labor long enough and that they were going to send us home. But, we went anyway. When I got there, I was dialated 4cm and fully thinned out. 45 minutes later when the Dr. checked I was 5 cm. I had decided I wanted an epidural, but had to wait until I could get 2 bags of IV fluid, which the nurse said wouldn't take long. Less than 30 minutes later I was screaming for Thomas to get the Dr. He ran in and said I was having the baby NOW!!! I didn't have time to get any medication...insert a 4 letter word of your choosing here...cause that's what I did...and I don't curse! 2 contractions later and he was born!

7 pounds 11 ounces and 21 inches long

Proud Big Brother

We've already had several funny TJ moments since bringing home his brother! I'll try to share those soon!


  1. Oh girl... You're awesome!! I can't imagine doing it natural, but I guess you have to do what you have to do! Hope you are feeling good and everything is going great. He's precious!! Can't wait to see more pictures!!

  2. You're boys are sooo cute! I love this picture of TJ holding baby Tristan! So cute. I am so glad that I was able to meet Tristan while I was home and see you and Thomas! Much love - see you soon!