Friday, April 4, 2008

Welcome to the WORLD!

He's Here!!!

Ryder Marcus Allen
April 3rd, 5:21pm

8 pounds 2 ounces, 21 inches

Here's the short & mainly condensed version... We went in Wednesday night to begin the induction process. My water broke at 6 am Thursday morning, as the day progressed so did my body, but not to the extent that was needed and by 4pm it was determined, for various reasons including size, position and time a C-section was the best option. So as my Dr. said, we got ready for a birthday party. The surgery was quick and smooth as prayed for and everything went perfectly. Even to the point of my doctor discovering and removing some endometriosis on both ovaries that my have resulted in a delayed pregnancy this time and could have prevented or delayed pregnancy in the future... praise God, His ways our better than ours! Our precious, perfect little baby boy was born right after 5pm. His name is Ryder Marcus- middle name is my Daddy's middle name. He is healthy, sweet, calm & feeding well. I am still in the hospital and will go home tomorrow afternoon or Sunday morning. Thank you all so much for your love & prayers. Here are some pictures, plenty more to follow!!!!!

Getting ready for baby...after a long day of contractions and waiting...

Sarah helping her brother get all decked out to be a daddy!

He made it & Mommy gets a quick first glimpse.

He doesn't look so happy to be here at this point!

Better now. Little burrito.

Mimi & Poppi... so excited!

Grammy and Ryder

Ryder with Grandpa & auntie Sarah

Such a sweet Daddy he is...

Tired mommy, but a little better today...
(NO pics of me post-surgery yesterday!)

We are SO in love...


rld03 said...

I love him, I love him, I love him!!!! He is the prettiest baby boy I've ever seen! I can't wait to see him and you and Daniel in person! Love you!

Pmimmy said...

Yay! He is so cute!!! I'm so happy to know that everything went well and that they even got you prepped for next time. He's a precious little guy. Congratulations!


kyle & april graves said...

Oh Beth & Daniel -- I'm so glad Ryder is here safe and sound! What an answer to prayer:) He's adorable and looks perfect. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Bart and/or Ari said...

Long time, no talk, girl, but couldn't resist. He is amazing and beautiful, although I can already see a lot of Daniel in that sweet little face. Good luck to you in parenting and recovery. I am so thrilled for your family. Congratulations!

Amanda Bradley said...

He is beautiful (and you know me- I'm not just saying that! ha). Hope you are recovering well from the surgery and enjoying your first few days of mommyhood.

athanLee said...

Wow... Congratulations guys! We're so happy for you. You'll find being a parent is way better than most things.