Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Baby Zach

Zachary Charles Lively was born Monday, October 15 at 7:46 a.m. He weighed 8 lbs, 13 oz. and was 20.5 inches long. Everyone keeps commenting on what a big boy he is! Welcome to our family little Zach!

Zach and I are both doing well. The delivery went really smoothly despite the fact that he was so big! My water broke at 10:30 Sunday night and he was born at 7:46 Monday morning. I was able to get the epidural before I started feeling the contractions much and I got an extra dose right before delivery so that wasn't hardly painful at all. And I only pushed for 20 minutes! Makes up for the rough pregnancy.

Here's kind of a cool story. My doctor said he would induce me on Monday if I wanted. Matt and I were trying to decide on Sunday night whether or not to do that. I had mixed feelings about it, so we were praying about it Sunday night. Right after our prayer, my water broke, and I said, "Well, it looks like we don't have to make a decision." I love how prayers are answered sometimes. :)

He has been really good so far, and I'm so grateful for that. It has really been a blessing. The doctors were a little concerned because I had some infections and a fever during labor, and they were concerned that I passed it on to him. But he is totally fine and healthy. We love you little Zach!


Beth said...

congrats, and welcome baby Zach!

The Graham Family! said...

Congrats! He is so cute! what a blessing that labor was so quick and easy!! And I agree.. having an easy baby is a MASSIVE blessing. Kate has been SO easy it was like we didn't even add any extra stress or work when we had her. Enjoy.. and hope you have a quick recovery.

Kristen Brady said...

He really is just adorable! Next time I'm pregnant and want my water to break (my body has never gone into labor on it's own!), I'm calling you - sounds like you know what to say! ;)

Congrats to all of you!