Sunday, October 30, 2011


Stryder Crandall Low

October 23, 2011

7 lbs. 1 ounce

20.12 inches

WARNING: information overload

5:30 on Saturday morning my water broke. Steve and I headed to the hospital kind of in denial that we were going to have a baby. I thought that if your water broke that you were supposed to go into labor. I was actually the most comfortable I'd been in days. We walked around the hospital to start contractions for an hour or so. After that I got the petocin (spelling?) to get them going more. We had a fairly chill morning. Contractions got pretty unbarable by the afternoon and I got the epidural around 1:30. It worked exactly like it should have! It was wonderful. We had a few visitors in the afternoon since I was taking a long time to progress. There was a bit of a scare with his heartrate that night and they were worried about having to do an emergency c-section. Thankfully he leved off and that didn't have to happen.

At 12:05 am the doctor said it was time to start pushing. It was just Steve, the nurse, the doctor and myself there. At 1:48 am Stryder was born. He was and is perfect and I have turned into the uber cheesy mother I always said I wouldn't be.

The next day we were woken up by Stryder's doctor telling us that he had pneumonia. My heart literally broke. The doctor told us that since they found it early that he wouldn't have to go straight to the NICU. Said that if he could keep his oxygen levels and sugar levels in the normal range then he could stay in the nursery and get his I.V. antibiotics there. The biggest veins in babies bodies are in their head so he's had an antenna for the past little while. I've been lucky enough to be able to stay here at the hospital with him. He's doing great and getting better each and everyday. Steve gave him an amazing blessing and we've been so grateful for all of the love and prayers sent our way.
Stryder is already quite the stud and has a large fan base.

I'm pretty sure that dad is his biggest fan though... Besides me, of course!

I really am just overwhelmed with gratitude for all that I have and we're looking forward to this new chapter in our life. We're one happy family.


Jill and Dane said...

so happy for you guys! Loving you all and thinking of you!

Logan said...

I hope he is getting better! Another good friend of mine has had a similar situation to yours with her baby boy needing the I.V. in his head and being in the hospital a few extra days and such. :( I'm sorry you've had to go through that. We're thinking of you and can't wait to meet him!

The Duncan Family said...

Congrats Meg, he is so adorable!

KaitlynMarie said...

I cannot get over how adorable he is. Can't wait to come see him!

Jared and Davian said...

He is such a handsome little guy! Congratulations. Hope he keeps getting stronger and gaining weight.

Nick and Dyanna said...

Awe what a cute little guy. Can't wait to meet him!

Elizabeth Marie said...

He's so beautiful. Congratulations. You are going to be an exceptional mother.

FeliciaK said...

SO cute Meg! I am so very happy for you and Steve! Your going to be a great mom!! I hope Stryder continues to keep getting better!

Jessica & McKay Robinson said...

Great update! He sure is a cutie and cant wait to meet him.

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