Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Ross Cooper Is Here!!!

Ok!!! This was the best labor ever. I was induced at about 8am, got my water broken about 8:45am, got an epidural at 10:30am and was ready to push at 12:45pm. Only two sets of three pushes and Cooper was out!!! (Less than 10 minutes of pushing!) That's right! Labor and delivery was about 5 hours short!!!! Labor with Cadence was over 16 hours. I couldn't believe it. Everything went so well. I was pretty much in shock, but got over it quickly:)


Cooper weighed 8lbs, 9oz. He is 20 inches long with lots of dark, wavy hair and fair skin. He got a 9 and a 9 on the APGAR scale. He is very healthy and has already had a BIG, black poop!!! He latched on and went to town immediately eating. (His daddy is so proud. Cooper is a real man.) He looks just like Cadence did when she was born. His hands/fingers and feet/toes are extremely long. He does NOT cry and is just content to be held or laid down. He has opened his eyes for short periods of time and has lifted his head.

Cadence is really enjoying Cooper. She likes to hold him and all the practice of being "kind and gentle" has been very useful when she strokes his face. Cynthia Fredrickson/Mimi saw Cadence and asked if Cooper was cute. Her reply was, "He is darling." We didn't know she knew that word. But he is darling and we could use every other word to describe his handsomeness!

We are thrilled that Cooper is finally here in body. We will post more pictures as we are able. (The files are too big or something doesn't work well here at the hospital to post them.)

17 comments:

Kimberleigh said...

OH MY GOSH!!! He is GORGEOUS! Congratulations and holy cow, girl, I am amazed you blogged during your pitocin! Can't wait to see his chunky cheeks! Give us the stats on height, weight, etc! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

katie gardner said...

Holy Moly(as CK would say) He is such a handsome fellow. Congrats!

Ker-Dog and the gang said...

Wow Michelle you are blogger QUEEN. I am so glad you posted pictures already! I thought I would check just in case (not really expecting there to be some) and was pleasantly surprised to get to see Cute Cooper! Have I mentioned how much I LOVE that name? Congratulations you guys!

Tina said...

Yep, he's darling. Cute family pictures too!
But the pushing for less than 10 minutes thing is SO NOT FAIR.

A big CONGRATS again!

amelia - paul - fran said...

Oh my heck! So sweet! We're so glad he's here...even though he went back on his end of the "deal". He looks just like KK. Can't wait to see you.

Karah said...

Wow! You are a bloggin machine. He is SO handsome! I can't wait to see him. Your Pictures are so cute. I will miss you tomorrow. Love you tons. Healing thoughts sent your way... Tell your hubby that you and him make beautiful babies. Can't go wrong..

mandy said...

Congrats! I've been checking your blog everyday to see if he was here yet. I'm so happy your labor was so easy! Sounds like mine. Aren't we lucky? He is adorable--good work!

Stephanie said...

Disco! This is Peanut. I've been reading your blog for a long time and it's my favorite! I have loved watching your little family. I'm so happy for you! Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy! Boys are a handful but so so so much fun!

Aaron and crystal said...

I am so glad that you have the newest addition finally here! He is a very handsome baby, I can't wait to meet him.
You are a true and dedicated blogger, my hat is off to you . I wouldn't have been ab;e to blog while in labor... GOOD JOB . Your awesome.

Charlotte said...

What a cutie. Congratulations to you all!

Bamamoma said...

So dang cute! 10 minutes of pushing!? You are going to give Charlotte unrealistic expectations! Congrats to the whole family. Darling - indeed.

cortney said...

congratulations--he is a handsome boy! you have a darling family! i'm glad everything went so well--didn't you like the newness (ok, thats not a word), but how nice everything was at the new women's center in logan? thats where i delivered too and my labors have gotten quicker with each baby--kinda a scary thought when you live an hour away from the hospital! hope things continue to go well for you and baby!

Amanda said...

Michelle
WOW! Congrats! He is sooooo adorable.
Now you have two angels. I'm so happy for you. You look great! I love the name too. You have a beautiful little family. Rest up. You deserve it. Love ya!
Amanda

Jennie said...

congrats! i am so excited for you and chris!

Alison said...

Yippie! Cooper is finally here! Congrats you lucky family. We are so happy for you.

Tara Bergsjo said...

Wow! He is so cute! You two did a great job! If you would like I also have a blog page at www.tarabergsjo.blogspot.com

Lisa Page said...

Congratulations!!! You are the cutest family! Both of your kids are adorable. Glad I found ya!