Malakai Kade Murray born at 11:11 p.m. on 4/1/2011 weighing 7 lbs 6 oz and measuring 20 3/4 inches long. He is as sweet as can be and has brought so much joy to our lives. You can often find Ricky and I staring at our little guy taking in all of his little features and willing him to stay little forever or you will find us sniffing his face and his head, savoring that sweeter than honey baby smell!
He definitely made for an interesting labor and delivery process though! I had consistent contractions for about a week and a half and had one false alarm. On Tuesday evening the doctor informed me that I would not be delivering this baby any time this week as I was not dilated at all. On Thursday morning, at my regular doctor's appt. my doctor checked me and said that I was 3 to 4 cm dilated! From that point on my contractions were 10 to 15 minutes apart and got progressively stronger but never closer together. I was determined not to have another false alarm so I just took the pain and waited for them to get to 5 minutes apart. By Friday afternoon, I was exhausted having only gotten sleep in 10 minute increments the night before. But, contractions were still 10 to 15 minutes apart. I received a phone call from my friend who is a L&D Nurse who said that I needed to go to the hospital NOW if I did not want to have the baby at home. I listened because all I wanted at that point was an epidural! Here is how the night went.
I love my precious baby boy!