Friday, May 22, 2009

Welcome Baby Dax!!!







On May 15, 2009 at 12:45pm we welcomed our son Daxon Ben Ford into the world. He was 8.5 lbs and 21.25 inches long. His labor story isn't what we had planned but we are very grateful that he is here and healthy. He was almost two weeks over due so I was being monitored every three days to make sure he was ok. I went in for a check up and he had turned and was breech, but I had plenty of fluid so we were hopeful that he would turn again. We tried external version, were the Doctor trys to turn the baby from the outside but it was unsuccessful. Two days later I started have contractions every 6 minutes they were painful but I had an appointment the next morning (5/15) to have my fluid levels checked so I decided to wait as long as I could. I made it to my appointment still have contractions. They checked my fluid and it was less than half what was supposed to be there. So I was in labor with low fluid levels and a breech baby. Not an ideal situation for natural child birth. An hour later we were in the OR having a C-section. Daxon is very healthy and so cute. When he was first born his little face was very swollen from being smashed up against a contracting uterus, but now he looks almost identical to Teagan! Teagan is crazy about her baby! she loves to hold him.

19 comments:

Darin, Kali, Kylie, and Buddy said...

Congrats he is adorable!

Aimee Fuller said...

Congrats~! Baby Dax is just as cute as Teagan.

Jessica said...

He is adorable!! I can't believe you went two weeks over. I would have been going crazy by then. I'm happy to hear that everything turned out okay and everyone is healthy!! Keep posting pictures!

Natalie said...

Congrats! I can't wait to see him!

A&AWilcox said...

He is darling! Congrats and Good Luck it's tricky w/ two they gang up on ya!

Megan said...

Congratulations! He is adorable! I love all his hair.

Jo said...

Congrats!! He's definatly worth the wait!

Jody and Jace Martin said...

Yay! I am so happy that he is here and safe. I know how you feel about the c-section. I felt the same way when I had Riley. I had a bit of a meltdown when I found out I had to have one (an emergency c-section is not on my list of experiences I would like to enjoy again). But all is well that ends well. He is awesome! Congrats!!

Hanberg's said...

Hey Mary Jo! Hope you don't mind I found your blog...but I have to say your baby is so cute! I'm sorry about the c-section, I think that is one of my worst nightmares that I hope never comes true. But what an awesome reward. Love the name, and what a cutie!

Mandy said...

Oh, he is so cute. That sucks you had to have a c-section, but glad to hear everything turned out well. Congrats.

Chelsea Johnson said...

Congrats! He's totally adorable, just like Teagan! Glad everything is going well, despite the unforeseen circumstances! They just like to show you from day 1 who is in charge, right?

Congrats!

Molly said...

Congrats!! I am so glad he is finally here and healthy. I can't imagin going two weeks over. You poor girl but what a cutie!

Aaron and Jaquelyn said...

Congrats! He is a cute little guy!

Becca said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE!!!

Morgan has asked me everyday if we can come see your baby. I suppose I will have to get myself out of the house and come see you!!

The Webb Family said...

Congrats to you & your family! What a crazy turn of events but glad he's here safe. Glad you posted i've been watching your blog for the news!

Stevenson Stories said...

He is so so so cute! What a labor story.. crazy but so glad he is doing well. What a cute family!

HIRSCHI FAMILY said...

congrats!! Love the name!!!

Lyndsie and Tyson said...

Hello from the Kunz's! It's been such a long time since we have seen you guys. This is Lyndsie and Tyson(adam's cousin) if you don't remember. Congrats on cute Daxon!! I saw your blog on Aaron and Jack's blog. Anyway.. it's so good to see your family. Mary Jo, I hope you are doing better. I hear it is no fun to recover from a c- section.
Hope you are doing well. You have one good looking family there.

The Larsen's said...

congrats!!! he is adorable!!! I am glad he is here and safe!! Teagan is cute with him!!