Saturday, May 2, 2009

Everett Shane Parken is HERE!

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!


9 comments:

Erinn Merritt said...

Congratulations!!! We'll keep everyone in our prayers.

Steve said...

Oh my! What a beautiful surprise. You guys have an amazing little boy in your life now. Can't wait to chat!

Steve, Tracy, Wesley & Reeve said...

The little man must have been ready to come out and see the world! I love that he got here in time for Mother's Day! We are SOOOOO excited for you guys! Everett Shane is precious. And he is one blessed little boy to have you all for parents. Can't wait to meet him on his first visit to Texas! Give him a hug and kiss from Aunt Tracy and Uncle Steve!

Radicol said...

Congrats Adam and Steph (and Everett)! There is nothing wrong with a May 2 birthday...he must have known that's a cool day since that is my birthday too... :-)

Collin (CRC)

Melinda Nunez said...

EveretT is wonderful! Congratulations!

danny said...

Wow, how awesome- Lisa and I (& Mary) are so excited! We're praying for all 3 of you!

Colby and Joanna said...

YEA!!!! He is just perfect! Congrats, we are so excited for ya'll and I think a little early is a wonderful surprise! I can't believe your smooth labor...go Mama Stephpa! Keep the updates coming!
Joanna

Laura said...

Oh what a cutie - I love all his hair! Way to go on the natural delivery Steph! I look forward to seeing more pictures and hearing when you guys are home. It sounds like you got the bumper done just in time ;)

katie mcmurry said...

congrats! for being early it sounds like he's doing pretty ok! hope you guys are hanging in there...we'll keep you in our prayers!