Monday, November 17, 2008

Joshua Aaron Spezzano

Joshua Aaron arrived bright and early this morning on his due date, Monday, November 17, 2008 at 5:01 AM. He weighs 7 lbs. 4 oz. and is 20 in. long. He has a head full of black hair, and he looks an aweful lot like Jim!
On Saturday evening they tried a cervidil on Kelly to induce. However on Sunday, she was not dialated, her cervix was closed and she was only 50% effaced, so they started her on Pitocin at 8 am. At 10:30 AM, her water broke on its own. She was having steady contractions and was 1 cm dialated.She progressed slowly and was only at 2 cm at 5 pm, so they were nice and went ahead and let her have her epidural. We saw her briefly around 8:30 and she was tired but making progress, and up to 6 cm. She made it all the way to 10 cm sometime around midnight on Sunday night/Monday morning. She pushed for 3 hours but Joshua wasn't coming down, so the doctor decided on a c-section.
Kelly, Jim, and Joshua are all doing well - but very exhausted! She's only had a few hours of sleep since she got up Saturday morning, and was very hungry since she hadn't eaten in over 36 hours. She will be in the hospital until at least Wednesday, maybe Thursday.
I was able to go by and visit her a little while this evening, and get some pictures of the happy family. Please continue to pray for them.


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Owl of the Desert said...

Thank you SO MUCH for posting these very cute pictures!!! I had been waiting for news, since I knew she was supposed to go in the hospital on Saturday. So glad to hear she and baby are both doing well. I can't wait to meet Joshua for myself!

strem said...

How wonderful! I had been checking their blog... and waiting... and waiting...and was so happy to find the pictures here! Glad to hear you were able to visit them!

Jeremy Sarber said...

That's great news! I'm happy for them.

sweet tooth said...

I am happy to say that I did get to hold Joshua.(BUT NOT BEFORE SARA!)