Friday, October 16, 2009

Announcing the Arrival of Camren James Hobbs

Yes, I have finally found some time to post some pictures of my sweet new baby, Camren James.
He was born on September 4th, 2009 at 2:57 p.m. Weighing in at 7lbs. 2oz. and 19.25 inches long. My biggest baby. (More details at the bottom for those of you who are interested.)

Proud mommy and daddy!

Camren wasn't due for another two weeks, so when I started having contractions early I was pleasantly surprised. I was secretly hoping the baby would come Labor Day weekend so he could meet my parents and some of my brothers and sisters. They were going to be stopping on their way home on the 9th of Sept. So if Camren came on Friday the 4th or Sat. the 5th, that would give me time to get home from the hospital and get settled in at home a little bit before they came. As you know Camren was very accomodating. What a good boy, minding his mommy from the get go.
Anyway, so I started having contractions around 2 in the morning on the 4th. I got out of bed and started getting things ready to go just in case. Then they practically stopped. So I thought false alarm. Well needless to say I didn't get much sleep that night. The contractons kept coming back then slowing down. I was very confused all day. If I was up moving around, the contractions would come hard and closer together, then I would sit down and they would either slow down or completely stop. I took Brogan to school and was even able to pick him up. Around noon I was thinking I wanted to go to the hospital and get checked. I was just afraid they would send me home because the contractions weren't coming regularly, but they hurt like crazy. We called Levi, my brother-in-law, and asked if he could watch the kids. He came and picked them up and then we were on our way to the hospital. We arrived about 1:25 p.m. and it is a good thing we did because I was dilated to a 6 1/2. I really wanted an ephideral (however you spell it), but needed to have a whole bag a fluids administered before I could have one. By the time that happened it was too late. ARRGGHHH! They gave me a spinal block that did practically nothing. I definately felt that baby coming. I wish I could say I wasn't one of those crazy ladies who screamed and said " I CAN'T DO THIS!", but I was. How imbarrassing!
Camren was born with the cord wrapped around him about three times and quite purple. The doc. hurried to fix that and he was just fine. We never would have known because there was no sign of stress. Well, he is a perfect baby boy...ten fingers, ten toes and dimples to boot.
I love this little guy so much, it's crazy how much you can love someone you just barely met. I guess carrying a baby inside you for so long has something to do with that.


Michelene said...

Oh, he's so cute. I love the dimples. What a sweetheart. I'm glad for you that he came early and is a healthy little guy. Congratulations!!

Kristen Moss said...

Wow, What a day. That would have been so interesting. I am glad that you went in. and the cord around his neck, wow.

I am glad it all worked out, and he is absolutly beautiful.

GOod work

ps... no epidural, I bow down to you. GOOD JOB!!

Jeff and Sheila Capell said...

YAY!! CONGRATULATIONS!! You're family is so cute. I'm so happy to hear everything went so well! We love you guys!

Tressie Farley said...

Sheesh, I didn't know that--about the cord. Your whole post made me all emotional! I almost started crying, haha :) I'm so glad you both came through safely.