The newest member of our family, Clark James Decker, arrived Thursday morning, October 29, at 6:20 AM. He weighed 7 lbs 5 oz, and was 19 1/2 inches long.
Short birth story: my water broke while driving Kaylee to preschool on Wednesday Oct 28 at about noon. We got to the hospital at around 4 PM. After nearly 8 hours of minimal contractions and no change the doc made the decision to start Pitocin at around midnight. That got things going! Not the totally natural birth we planned but it didn't take much pit to get things started and we did manage to avoid pain meds or any other interventions. He was turned crooked so it took some time but once he straightened out he came in a hurry!
He was nearly 4 weeks early by the initial due date, so his coming surprised us as well as the doctors! He had a little trouble getting started breathing and now has some problems with jaundice, but we came home together today and for the most part are doing great. Here are a few pictures. As you can see, we all think he's the cutest, most precious baby ever. Don't you agree? :-) I'll try to post more pics when we get settled in.