Thursday, September 13, 2007

He's Here!!

Proof of my love of IV's....this picture is for those who want to know what I looked like....this was 2 a.m. mind you! After all the anticipation, our baby decided he wanted to come before we were scheduled to be induced, and he wanted things his own way!! I went into labor about 9:30 P.M. Sunday evening, with contractions starting about 4 minutes apart. We went to the hospital at 2:00 a.m., and they almost sent me home, because I was barely dilated to a 1, but by some miracle, I dilated to a 3, and they hooked me up. I actually did get an epidural, due to the fact that I was throwing up through my contractions...not enjoyable. The doctor broke my water at 8:30 a.m., and I was a seven, and they thought our baby would be here by noon. However, he still stayed in there, and they started pitocin at noon, and I started pushing at 3:00 p.m. After a few changes, and the use of a vacuum, Steven Darrell Cropper arrived to us at 6:12 P.M. on monday September 10. he weighed 7 lbs, 7 oz, and was 20 inches long. We surely love him! He's so much fun!! We're doing well, and Grandma Rowley has been helping us catch up on some missed sleep from the 21 hour labor. hooray!! Hope you enjoy the pictures!

13 comments:

Tiffany said...

Yeah! Janell, he really is adorable. I am so excited for you. I have been checking everyday to find out when you had him!

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Brittany said...

yay!! he looks like darrell.

Katelyn Mason said...

He is seriously so cute!

alecia said...

Finally, she got enough sleep to post! I was keeping tabs on you through britt (good thing your such a good text messager).

He is so very cute! Can we see a pic of you so we know you're ok!?! 21 hours...

Christie said...

He is so adorable! We're so excited for you! He kills me! We approve ;)

Kamie said...

He is adorable! Yay! Not such a fun labor and delivery for you. But Congrats!

launi said...

check out that hair! what a cutie! congrats

Janell R. Cropper said...

Thanks everyone!! Leash...we'll have to see about that picture of me. We sure love him, and we're glad you like him!

alecia said...

ok, you're ok, just a lot exhausted and... it looks like you just got done telling darrel that he breathes too loud or something :)

JaMiEj said...

I LOVE that first picture! He is so adorable! And so big! I think I'm actually comparing him to my nephew who was like.. oh geez I dunno. Small!

Mel said...

Darrell and Janell
He is so cute. and has so much hair. oh he is just a cutie. congrats on little steven coming they are so much fun.

gabegen said...

21 hours... that's tough! however, I love you positive attitude :) he's so sweet. I know, I know, he's three years old right now but still, these pictures are precious!