Our lives have beautifully changed forever as our son, Everett Shane Parken, entered this world today. He was born at 9:13am weighing 4 pounds 10 ounces and 18 inches long! My water broke around 4am, but I must have been in labor without knowing it because by the time we got to the hospital around 5:15am, I was already 8 cm dilated! It was truly a blessing as I did not feel pain until the last hour. I had some not comfortable contractions starting after 8am and then the last part of pushing for 20 minutes was the hardest, but he and I did great! No medication, great nurses, and Adam and I are just elated! Our current pics can be found here on Picasa, but we will take more as we get to see him more!
Since Everett decided to make an early appearance (35 weeks), he is being monitored at the Special Care Nursery. He is really doing just fine, but they want to make sure of that. Everett needs to be able to eat on his own and keep is oxygen levels stable and then we'll be able to take him home. There is a chance we may go home before him, but not by much (one day or so). We keep praying for him to gain his weight and eat his food! I already told him eating runs in our family, so he might as well get on it! We can't wait to introduce you to our precious boy....he is an amazing gift from God!