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07/07

Preston Fredrick Edwards

11:17 am by shaun. Filed under: News

http://family.webshots.com/slideshow/560098258RYHMkt

(click the link above to see some pictures of the little one)

Janelle started having painful contractions on Saturday night (28th) and was never able to sleep that night. She woke me up Sunday morning around 5 am to tell me she might be in labor, so we spent all day Sunday timing contractions. Our good friend Brent was in town visiting and we had to neglect him a bit (sorry, Brent), but the contractions kept getting stronger so we had to pay attention. Around 5-ish my mom came over and we all drove to the hospital to get checked.

Janelle was dilated to 4 cm, but after an hour nothing had changed so we went home. The contractions kept coming and getting stronger so by 9:30 pm we were back in the hospital and she was almost 6 cm. Around midnight, after more than 24 hours of labor, Janelle had an epidural to give her some relief. She rested and let the baby descend for a couple hours. At 2 am Monday morning Janelle’s parents arrived after having driven from Sacramento to try and make it in time for the birth.

At 2:30 am Janelle began pushing and after about 45 minutes our little boy came flying out (I mean that almost literally. She pushed and he just came flying out all at once). It was amazing to see him born.

Preston’s (we just decided on that name a few hours ago) breathing was rapid, his color was pale, and his cord had been wrapped around his neck, so I wheeled him down to the nursery for observation after Janelle held him for just a minute. He has been down there since he was born, but we get to go down for visits and feedings. He loved to have his mother hold him, and he is learning to “latch-on” on feed pretty well. The nurses say that he is doing great and will probably be moved into our room sometime today. Mostly we are just watching him because our pediatrician was worried he might have an infection in his lungs, so he is on an anti-biotic for at least 48 hours. Thank you to everyone who has been praying for out little boy. We can’t tell you how comforting it is. We love you all.

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