Camden William Rumple | born 11.20.14 at 3:06pm | 5 pounds, 13.6 ounces | 17.5 inches long
Sorry to keep you all hanging for a few weeks. If you follow me on instagram (sorry for the baby post overload!), you already know that Camden was born on November 20, 2014 at 3:06pm via C section. He was a perfect little 5 pound, 13 ounce package. Everyone is healthy and happy!
It was a long process getting him in the world. I was induced at 11am on Wednesday, November 19th at 11am and was in labor for 27 hours until we made the decision to go the C section route. If you don't know, I was induced early at 37 weeks and 4 days due to gestational hypertension. I don't think I will post a full birth story because I've learned from reading too many that every experience is so different and you really have no idea how your birth story will go until it happens.
Basically, I was unable to dilate farther than 3 - 4 cms after 27 hours, which in the medical field they refer to as "failure to progress". I hated hearing that phrase every time the nurses would read their reports when they changed shifts. "Lindsay was induced and delivered via C section due to failure to progress." Kind of made me feel like a failure! I know I did everything I could to have a vaginal birth, but my body simply was not ready. I was hardly a "finger tip" dilated when they induced me so we knew it would be a long road.
However, every little discomfort and pain and feeling of anxiety was completely washed away the moment I heard his little cry as they pulled him out of me. It is simply the most wonderful sound in the world! And seeing his cute little face with a button nose just made me melt for him instantly.
The photos above were actually taken by the hospital photographer. I'm so glad we ordered them! They turned out so well! His little coming home outfit was a little too baggy for him, but we made it work :)
The past 12 days have been somewhat of a blur; 4 of them spent in recovery at the hospital. We've had a lot of visitors which I love, but also wipes me out. This newborn stuff is no joke! Feeding every 3 hours has been a lot of work, but I just love spending time with him and cuddling afterwards. He is so snuggly! He has been such a great baby so far. He really only cries when he is hungry, when he's naked or when we change his diaper. He does grunt and groan a lot especially after eating. I think that may just be his way of working though the digestion/gas issues :)
I will post a little 2 weeks update on Thursday with more details on life with this little man. Until then, I will continue to fill your instagram feed with his adorableness!
Thank you all for your kind words and concern from my last post. Rest assured we are all just fine and settling in!