Friday, April 9, 2010

We welcome with love...

Matthew Abel Sloan

Abel made his grand appearance only 7 short hours after my water broke. He came into the world at 9:57pm, weighing in at 8 pounds, 8 ounces, and measuring 21 inches long. His delivery was so quick and so smooth.

I arrived at the hospital around 5:00pm after a quick stop at the OB's office to confirm that my water had indeed broken. Matt stayed home with Eli until Mema and PaPa could get there. He met me at the hospital around 5:45. I was only having mild irritations and not strong contractions, so by 6:00 we were walking the halls to encourage some progress. After a few laps around the floor, I was obviously making some progress. We would be walking and talking one minute and two minutes later, I was stopping to work through a contraction. It was wonderful to have this labor progress naturally. I did opt for an epidural and one was administered around 8:45. By that time however, I was almost complete and ready to roll and with just a little work, Abel was born! We are so thankful for God's blessing!

Everything is going well as we get to know each other in the hospital. We will be discharged sometime tomorrow! I can't wait to get back home! Thanks so much for all the prayers and support! We love you guys!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Checked in

We are officially checked in and ready to proceed. My water broke earlier this afternoon around the library! Yet one more reason to save the Southeast Regional Library...great memories!! So, we are hanging out in the hospital room and hallways waiting for Abel to make his grand appearance. We'll try to keep you posted here and on Facebook! Love to you all!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Birthday wishes

To the man who bounced me on the bed and sang "Bye Baby Bunting," introduced me to donut holes and Sunkist for breakfast, acquainted me with wax paper on slides, made many salami, cheese, and ketchup sandwiches, took me to play Putt-Putt and then treated me to ice cream from the Creamery, coached me on keeping baseball stats, showed up for every performance, recital, skit, show, and presentation I was in, taught me to drive a stick-shift, encouraged me and supported me through four years of college, and now embraces me and my family with support, encouragement, kindness, and love...

Happy Birthday!!

I love you, Daddy!!