Friday, April 16, 2010
Rigby Michael Gora
Our precious baby boy has arrived! God blessed us with the birth of our 2nd child on Tuesday April 13th. Rigby Michael Gora was born at 6:05pm and weighed in at 8lbs 4oz & was 20" in length. He was born 12 days before his actual due date (April 25) but only 3 days before the scheduled c-section date (April 16). I guess I should have remembered the verse in Proverbs that says "A man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps"...so true and as always, so good to be reminded of :)
I ended up waking up really early Tuesday morning at 4am w/back cramps and a terrible tummy sickness. I laid there for hours trying not to barf or have other "occurances"...so lets just say I knew something wasn't right. I also felt like I had a fever and had a strange achey feeling, both of which I did not feel when I went into labor with Row. So I was afraid I was coming down with a bad cold or flu or something...I couldn't be in labor. Not today! We had big plans for our niece Sydnee's birthday party and packing and cleaning and just lots to do before the baby comes...
All morning I fought this thing, but just could not shake the pain. I kept thinking that there was no way I was in labor because if the pains were contractions they were way too long. I took a bath, sat on the heating pad, tried sleeping...and eventually, called the dr. He told me just to go into the hospital for a quick check and they'd send me home if it wasn't real labor. Needless to say, I was in labor and having contractions 1 minute apart for 7 minutes...then they would subside for 10 minutes and I would have a giant contraction and then the cycle would repeat. So there was no stopping it and the labor pains were getting rather familiar by then anyway...and although I was trying to NOT have the baby that Tuesday, things were just as they should be. Derek and both my parents were able to make it to the hospital just before I was wheeled back for the surgery...not bad for a 1 1/2 hour notice :)
So as always, it all worked out in the right time and the right way...and we're so glad little Rigby is finally here. He's so cute and so sweet...he never really cries or anything. He just likes to sleep and eat and sometimes to look around and make funny faces. What a life! I had forgotten how much newborns sleep...and how precious and helpless and tiny they are. Little miracles...
Derek wearing his favorite outfit...again
Rig and Mommy
Rig and Daddy
Rig and Row...somebody just woke up and could not WAIT to hold her baby brother :)