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!


Amy said...

Haha. I love those first pictures! This one is priceless :)

So excited for you guys. I am so happy the labor went so fantastic. What a blessing!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! What a blessing. So thankful that all went so smoothly for you and Abel. Can't wait to meet him. Take Care. We love you,
Cousin Kathy

Sloan said...

We are sooooo excited. Will get down to see you soon.
Abel certainly has his father's mouth!
Love - Pappy Al

Anonymous said...

Love this baby! Love all the boys...they are just so sweet with each other. Jacob does a great job with the baby!
Love ya,