Friday, April 11, 2008

Baby Aricin has arrived!

On Thursday, April 3, 2008 we went in for a normal doctor's appointment and were told that we were already 4cm dialated, over 80% effaced, and contractions had set in. Our doctor advised us to head across the street to the hospital. At 12pm he broke my water and started us on Pitocin to intensify the contractions. When things got really uncomfortable i requested an Epidural. Unfortunately the Epidural did nothing except make me sleepy. I was in back labor and apparently when your in Back Labor there's nothing they can do to lessen the pain. I spent the last few hours of labor on all fours, trying to lessen the back pain and trying to get our little one to turn around. He eventually complied and at 7:22pm he came into the world.

He weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. We named him Aricin Riley Marshall, which means courageous son of the eternal king. (it's pronounced "Arrison") He is one of a long line of A. Marshall men.
It's been a bit of an adjustment taking our little guy home. He's so fun to look at and we are having fun with the new addition. Night time has been a challenge as he is wide eyed and ready to party from 3 to 5am. We are getting closer to deciding our plans for next Fall, and should have some conclusions in the next week or so.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your very beautiful baby. Aricin is seriously striking-- a gorgeous newborn! He looks like an old soul, like there's so much wisdom in those eyes already. Not so surprising coming from you two, I suppose. Hope your sleep is improving and you're adjusting easily. Lots of love to you three. --The Duttons

The Thomsons said...

He is such a cute baby! And I love the thoughtful meaning to his name. Hope he and Reese can play at the beach together soon! :)