Friday, October 30, 2009

He's here!!!!

Carter Michael Eldridge
Born: 11:01 AM (Pacific Time)
Weight: 6 pounds 12 ounces
Length: 19 3/4 inches

I woke up at 1:00 this morning to go the bathroom and experienced a gush of water. I was kind of unsure at the time but I started getting consistent pains. So we got up, put our last few things in our luggage, and headed out to the hospital. No traffic or construction so it was a nice drive. We got checked in an they confirmed that my water had broke. The fun began!!! I was only dilated to 1" so I took a walk for an hour which helped. At 6:00 AM I had dilated to 4" and by 10:00 I was dilated to 10". I pushed a few times and he was out!!! Everyone was commenting on my quick labor and how good of a job I did at pushing. :) (I am needy for affirmation.)

We are both doing well.

More details later....


  1. What a sweet time in your life...
    Cherish every moment!
    He is a beautiful boy!!

    Tarah & Rylie

  2. YAH GOD!!!
    He's adorable. We're so excited for you guys. How crazy that two days ago your post was about how nothing was happening. That's great that labor was easy, was there an epidural in there? If not, you're a rockstar! Love the name too. Carter and Beckett future bff's.

  3. he's beautiful!!!! can you say that about a boy? yes, i think you can!!!

  4. I did have an epidural. I'm not a hippie after all.

    But no Pitocin so I was excited about that. :)

  5. Congrats to you both. How exciting! He is adorable.