He is here! On Friday July 26th at 4:18 pm we welcomed Vincent James Moran into the world. He weighed in at 8 pounds 3 oz and was 21 inches long. We are so incredibly in love with our little boy. I cannot believe he is already 1 week old today!
If you have read any of our bumpdates, you will know that the doctors were monitoring my blood pressure and we were told we would likely be induced between 37 and 39 weeks. we had an ultrasound and appointment every week starting at 30 weeks to make sure all was well with baby and with me. these appointments went so well. baby was passing all of his tests and my blood pressure was looking really good! it was determined that i did not have preclampsia so we were shooting for the 39 week mark. we went in for my appointment Tuesday and baby still looked great however my blood pressure had elevated again. it was official, I would be induced on Friday.
Friday morning came a long and we started getting ready to head to the hospital for our 7:30am induction and my WATER BROKE! it was the weirdest feeling. in the movies they show a gush of water that makes a puddle on the floor. i had been told that in reality it isn’t like that but for me it was! multiple times. we headed to the hospital and i literally had a bath towel stuffed in my dress. it was so necessary. we got to our room and started pitocin around 9am. even though i was not considered an official induction they still put me on pitocin to get contractions rolling. I didn’t really have a birth plan at all and decided to just roll with the punches. if i felt like i needed pain meds an epidural etc. i would do it. around noon the contractions were starting to get pretty intense so i decided to try Nitrous Oxide. it is self administered laughing gas to take the edge off. everyone’s experience is different but breathing in the gas did absolutely nothing for me. eventually i gave up on that and decided an epidural was the way to go. again, everyone’s experience is different but I will never not get an epidural. it was phenomenal. my plan was to take a nap once i got the epidural to rest up for delivery. however, i was already at 10 cm and it was time to push!
they called my doctor over and unfortunately she was unable to come as she was home with sick kids. it was a bit of a bummer since i had gotten all of my care from her but at this point i just wanted to meet my baby! i pushed for an hour and a half [and felt absolutely nothing, which was amazing] and at 4:18 he was here!
we had two names that we were deciding between and took our time figuring out what one fit this little man. we decided on Vincent James. Andrew’s family is Italian and we loved that we could call him Vinny, Vin or Vincent. James is Andrew’s middle name. i know we are biased, but he truly is the cutest little thing! from his dark hair, his chunky cheeks, and long long legs. We love you so much Vinny and are blessed to be your mom and dad.