Thursday, October 11, 2007

Look out world, Here He Comes!

Here at last.....

Many people have wanted pics, so here are a few to tide you over until I can dedicate some real "blog time" to post everything I want.
Miles William Romer
was born October 8, 2007 just after midnight at 12:39 am
He was a little guy...
5 pounds 7 ounces
18.25 inches long

He came into this world after a LONG and Difficult labor....
(okay...not really) My water broke 10/7/at 9pm....having no contractions at that time.

I drove myself home from work and called Mike on the way. We got our bags (mine was already packed, ofcourse) and headed to the hospital.

We arrived at the hospital around 10:30 pm. Contractions coming on pretty strong now.

They check me and tell me its going to be awhile, as I am only dilated to 3cm...but baby is low (at a +1 station for those who know what this means.)

I ask for the epidural. Even though I am only a 3, contractions are very strong now, and only about 30 seconds apart.

The Anesthesiologist arrives and begins placing the epidural by 11:30 pm. Before he is finished I am feeling a LOT of pressure. And I mean a LOT. I tell the medical staff the baby is coming. They (0fcourse) don't believe me. I try not to push, but I can't help it.

They check again, and I am "complete"...10 cm dilated, and baby is coming. Mike can see the head. I am thinking..."what the heck??? I have only been here an hour!"

The nurses call the Dr. the baby's heart rate has decelerated. The Dr. rushes in and says I have one chance to get this baby out....or I am going to emergency c-section.

I give 3 olympian style pushes.....(and a little help from the vacuum) and out popped my baby.

Just like that. Three hours and three pushes from start to finish. It all happened so fast!!!

Here are a few pics for your enjoyment. I will definitely post more details about what has been going on since we have been home, and our fun little hospital stay. And I'll post more pics and even some video clips!

But for now, I am just going to rest a little longer. :)

Thanks to everyone for your calls, prayers, love and support. We are thrilled to have little Miles home, safe and well.

Miles just after being born. Everything happened so fast, we almost forgot to get the camera out at all!

Being weighed. I weigh 2467 grams, or 5 lbs. 7 oz. I am also 18.25 inches long. And yes, that .25 is VERY important. :)

This is Miles' "mad face". He was all comfy inside his little house, and then all of a sudden he is outside, naked, cold and with all this "goop" in his eyes. You would be mad too!

Our first family photo, courtesy of the Labor and Delivery nurse. Thanks Amy! You were great! My dad really likes to play with my face and make it do all kinds of funny things. Then he laughs and laughs.
My boys resting. They had a really long day. :)

We have a LOT more pics, which I will post later. So stay tuned! But right now I have to call the insurance, call the Drs office, feed my little man, change some diapers, eat breakfast.....and the list goes on.

So be patient....there's more to come!


  1. So cute! I like the mad face picture! Can't wait for more to come, but I will quite bothering you about it for awhile.

  2. He is such a cutie!! Thanks for posting the pictures. And keep them coming.

  3. Hurray! Congrats girl! I am so happy for you. And I am so glad your delivery went so well. He is precious. Take care.

  4. Congrats!!!! What a little cutie. You have babies like your mom. In and out, very quickly. You look like a happy little family. Hope to see you guys at Christmas time.

  5. Welcome to the 3 hour labor/3 push club!!! Isn't it wonderful?? Intense, but wonderful. Miles is such a cute name. I really like it. Congratulations!!!!!

  6. Congratulations! You don't look like you just had a baby. He is very cute and what a name! So happy to see pictures and keep them coming!

  7. Congratulations! We are so excited for you guys! What a labor come the hospital people never believe you?? :) Glad he's here safe!

  8. Congratulations! We are all so happy for you. He is so cute. I can't wait to see more of the little guy. (you also made it very real for me, I guess I better pack a bag and dig out the car seat!) Good luck!

  9. This is so exciting....You make a beautiful family. Little Miles looks like an Atkinson, I think. Emily says he looks like his Dad. I love the pics, keep them coming. Have fun, it goes by fast!

  10. we want more pictures! we want more pictures! we want more pictures!

  11. He is so cute! Love the mad face! It's fun to be able to see his personality already! Boys are so much fun! Congradulations! I'm so close, let me know if you need anything... even if it's a break!

  12. Oh my gosh, Sarah, I am sooo happy for you guys!!! I heard that you might be pregnant a while ago . . . and now you have your sweet little boy. :) How's he sleeping at this point? Are ya getting any rest? That was the biggest shocker for me . . . sleep deprivation - just know that it WILL get better. Anyway, congratulations and good luck!!!