Thursday, April 30, 2009

Gage Shaun Grimmett

Gage was not born yesterday as originally planned. He came on his own a week ago, and I am now just getting around to posting. We have enjoyed spending time together, just relaxing as a family this last week.


On Wednesday, April 22 (my dad's birthday), I was having really bad contractions all day. But I just kept doing all of my normal things. I babysat that day, I pulled weeds, and I went up to the airport to pick up my sister. By the time we were at the airport, I was having pretty bad contractions and my mom joked that she better not have to deliver the baby on the side of the freeway. The contractions got worse through the night, and finally at 4 am we called my mom and sister to come over to our house to stay with Maisey.

We got to the hospital at 5 am. I was already dilated to a 6. At 6:30 am the doctor broke my water and I got an epidural. It worked this time (with Maisey I had 3 attempts and none of them worked) and at 8:00 am I started pushing.

Gage Shaun Grimmett was born at 8:08 am and weighed in at 7 lbs. 12.6 oz. and was 20 3/4 in. long.

This is experience was so different from the birth of Maisey that I told Shaun there is now a possibility of a third child. This couldn't have gone any better!

Baby Gage just after he was born.

Our little bundle of joy!


Just hangin out!
I will post more pictures later today!


12 comments:

Daniel and Chelsea said...

Congrats! Gage is beautiful! Glad to hear it all went well. Let us know if you do need anything... we are in Portland now!

Nathan and Whitney said...

Congratulations Emily and Shaun!! (and Maisey too)!! I am glad it was a good experience, he is beautiful!

Brandon and Angela Hoopes said...

What a cutie! We want to come see him, but I'm sick right now. I'm so glad everything went well with the delivery! We'll keep in touch!

The Hadley Family said...

He's perfect!!! What a beautiful baby boy. Congratulations. I'm glad to hear everything went so well. :)

The Fast Family said...

Congrats!! He is beautiful

Monica McCoy said...

YAY! He is such a cute baby! I am so glad it was a good experience for you!

Randena Michelle said...

Oh Em! I forgot how far along you were in your pregnancy and this post surprised me! Congratulations! Can't wait to hear more about him and how Maisey adjusts :)

The Daines said...

Congratulations! He is gorgeous!

Kira said...

Congrats! I'm so excited for you and I'm glad your labor went ok! He is adorable.

Danielle and the Boys said...

Has the phone starting ringing off the hook yet from all the girls wanting dates??? He's CUTE! Makes me so excited for July-hope you're settling into the 2 kids routine okay. You'll have to let me know how it goes so I can prep for it a bit. ;)

Robyne's Memories said...

Congratulations! He's such a doll. We are so excited for your family.

David and Wendy Pendergrass said...

Yay! Congratulations! I am so happy for you guys. I am also so happy the epidural worked for you...kind of makes labor seem like a joke, especially compared to last time, huh? Gage sounds like he plans on being an easy baby and child!