April 13th 2010 at 4:54 pm Eli came and joined us. He was 9 lb and 1 oz and 22 inches long.
The morning started about 4 am. I started timing contractions and at this time I was at 1 hour and the contractions were about 2 minutes apart.
Labor was about 12 hours. In that time we were in 3 different rooms. First the fine people at the hospital wanted to make sure the Heather was in labor so they monitored her for about an hour. She was in labor but they still made her walk for another hour. Back and forth across the bridge was the scene for the next hour. We went back to being monitored and they finally sent us to a delivery room. Once there is was only a matter of time.
Heather did amazing. Elijah had 10 fingers and 10 toes and everything was great.
We spent the next 2 days in the hospital recovering and hanging out with family.
Everyone was excited to meet Elijah.