Monday, July 13, 2009

Paul Alexander Zenk

Paul Alexander Zenk:

Born July 12th, 2009, 10:16 AM
6 pounds 5 ounces
19 inches long

Bethany's water broke about 5:30 AM on July 11th. The contractions were pretty constant the whole day. She was put on a progressive dose of Pitocin to strengthen the contractions. After many hours of that, they took her off the meds for an hour so she could eat something! Then she was put back on the progressive dose. It was pretty much a long and miserable waiting game for the first 18 hours. We had a great support group with Ceri (sister), Aubrey (sister), and David C. Green (friend). The doctors were discussing a c-section if things didn't progress any quicker. Little Paul was a bit reluctant to come into the world but at about 6:30 AM on July 12th Bethany got an epidural and things began to progress much quicker. Finally, at 10:16 AM Paul was born! Our wonderful nurse Christy (who worked the morning shift on the 11th and 12th) said it was one of the longest, toughest labors she had seen in a long time (over 28 hours)!

Brothers and cousins!


Stephanie & Jamie said...

Yea! Congrats to you both! Jamie and I are so excited for you!

Anna said...

Oh wow! Get some rest girlie! Congratulations cousin! Total cutie! Can't wait to see more pics. We like having another Zenk in the world :)

Steph and Zach said...

Wow, congratulations again! He is so cute! I'm sorry you had such a rough delivery Bethany, but you are all done! YAY for you!!

Jesse said...

Congrats sa inyong dalawa!

Dwynne said...

Another Congrats and a woo-hoo!! LOVED the pic with Bobby and Willie holding thier sons...SUPER sweet.

Tess said...

Well done Bethany! Look at all you're capable of! We can't wait to meet him!