Friday, February 22, 2013

Aunt Liz

My sister had her baby yesterday. His name is Benjamin Gabriel and he's absolutely adorable. We are all joking that he needs a haircut already. He was 7.5 pounds and 20 1/2 inches. 

She was induced Tuesday morning starting at 7 AM. By 3 in the afternoon she was at 4 cm and they gave her an epidural. She then told me she stalled out at 4-5 cm for about 6 hours. I checked my phone each time I got up to use the bathroom and there was still no word all night. I texted around 7 AM and my BiL said she was pushing. She pushed for 2 1/2 hours without anything happening. She ended up having a c section around 9:45 AM. I can't imagine going through 26 hours of labor and then ending up with a c section. She seemed happy with it all in the end. Last night she told me she was more sore from all the pushing than she was from her incision. 

W and I are not planning to go out to see them until next weekend. I'm sad I'm not there to see him, but I'm trying to wait until the dust settles and I am giving them a chance to be home for a little bit before we go. I really can't wait to meet him. I'm amazed by how much he looks like both of them. I hope he'll be a good big cousin. 


  1. What a cutie! He is so handsome already!

    Oh, god- that was my worst fear to go through labor but need an emergency C in the end! Your sister is a trooper!

  2. Congratulations Auntie!!! I'm sure he will be a GREAT big cousin! How could he not be, when he comes into this world with a little bit of an Elvis flair with all that hair? He looks adorable!

  3. That is one CUTE little boy! Congrats on becoming an aunt!