Friday, September 05, 2008


Elijah Russell Coffey

Born September 2, 2008
6:54 Am
8 pounds 11 ounces
20.5 inches long.

Absolutely Perfect!

Elijah Russell Coffey was born September 2, 2008 at 6:54 am. On monday (labor day) we came to the hospital at 8:00 am to be induced. I was 5 days over due and the doctor was predicting a large baby that would be a tight squeeze coming out. At 9:00 the Pitocen started and at 930 my water was broke by the doc. Contractions started going and I was doing great with them and David was a great coach. The contractions got to be about 1 min. long and were about every 2 mins. At 5:30 the Doc came in to check how I was doing and after 22 hours of labor i was only dilated to 4 so we ended up having a c-section at 6:30 and the baby was delivered at 6: 54 am. David was able to cut the cord and go with the baby back upstairs while i was in recovery. I guess he had quite the smile when he shared the new of our new little boy! Eli weight 8 pounds 11 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. A lot smaller than we were planning. we thought for sure the baby would be well over 9 pounds. He is very healthy and is such a great baby. He is latching on great for feeding but usually falls a sleep in the middle of it. David has been great and amazing and helping me and taking care of our son! Any questions feel free to ask. thanks for all the congrats and prayers. Oh me, im doing pretty good now. Still a tiny bit sore but it feels good to get up and walk around.

We are now home and enjoying our little baby boy. He is so sweet and precious. We do have to go back to the hospital tomorrow morning because he has jaundice and we need to get his blood checked again. Pray that everything goes well and his counts get better.

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