Last night Jen went to bed feeling fine, well feeling pregnant, but feeling fine. Jen wasn't sleeping to well and woke up around 5 am with more than normal contractions and some back pain. She took her medicine an hour early to see if that would help. By 6 am it wasn't any better. We called the doctor and were instructed to return to Spectrum. We no sooner got in the car, and Jen was now very uncomfortable which gave Tim the right to speed!! Upon arrival at the emergency doors, we were taken right to the birthing floor and hooked back up to monitors. Jen was dilated at 2-3cm and very rapidly progressed to 5-6cm. Even though at that point we knew delivery was inevitable, Dr. Cook still wanted to slow the process down with magnesium drip to allow the steroid shot to take full effect. At this point, our parents were both here for the rest of the ride. Things kept moving quickly, and by 3:41pm after several hard pushes(I sure am glad to be a guy) Liam was born. Jen had a couple seconds to have Liam lay on her chest, he had a quick cry and then the neonatal doctors took over and tried the CPAP. He didn't last at all on that, so they had to intubate him. The Grandparent got to see him for a quick second before he was taken down to the NICU. They then reported back to us Liam's height and weight. He weighed in at 3lbs 13 ounces and measured 17" long! Thanks to the steroid shots, he is already stronger than his dad and will never be aloud to play professional baseball.
We were able to go see him at 5pm with our parents and that was awesome! Jen says he looks like his dad, so look out ladies! We got to touch him, change his diaper, and weigh him in the incubator. Kelly arrived at 7pm and was able to go visit Liam with us as well. Kelly is also going to put some pictures on our blog as soon as she get home.
The next step is to take out the tube that helps him breathe and back on the CPAP. If all goes as planned, he should be doing that by morning. This will make it possible for us to hold him very soon!
Another huge thanks for all the prayers and support, it means a lot to us daily!