Tuesday, January 10, 2012

9 Months Later...

My due date was August 7th. That day came, but still no baby. Our families were going crazy, waiting for our little baby boy to make his way on out. But no one was as anxious as his awaiting parents. I honestly do not think I have ever walked that much in my life, in hopes that I would convince labor into starting. But that didn't work. I tried all the old wives tales that supposedly got labor into going, but our son was staying in there until he decided he was ready to meet the world. Then Friday night, on the 12th, I went into labor. I had no idea what labor was, so I kept calling my Momma, and between us...we just didn't think I was about to have a baby. My Daddy finally made the call to head on to the hospital at about 1 in the morning. And when my family got here, the contractions started! I ended up having about a 7 hour labor, it was rough...but I held to my birth plan and went through it all completely naturally. My sisters were amazing during the labor, they kept me strong. Ashlee didn't stay in the room much, because every time he was there I would just yell at him. In my defense, I was going through labor! :) Anywho, at 9:56 on Saturday morning, Stryder Grey Warren was born. He weighed 7lbs. 9oz. and he was 22 in. long! I saw the most beautiful thing I had ever seen when I first laid eyes on him. I was beyond elated, and beyond exhausted! But he was perfect. Ashlee and I fell absolutely in love with our son. 


  1. What little cutie. Love that photo :)

  2. I don't think my resolve has been tested so much as being in that labor room with you! I remember freaking out more than anyone else (except Ashlee of course) because MY ONLY LITTLE SISTER was having a baby right before my eyes. You were so strong. That memory definitely ranks among the most influential days of my life. I love you and I'm so proud of you!

  3. Thank you Mamo!! And Thank you so so much Jill!!! That means more to me than you know!!I am SO GLAD you got to be in there with us to share the best moment of my life with me!! I love you too!!!