Hey thanks for checking in! I should've come here to announce, but it's been a pretty crazy week!
Xavier Ryan was born on 04/09. The labor was smooth, no complications. I ended up choosing to get an epidural after 8 hours of contractions with no dilation, but I'm not disappointed in my decision. (Not sure if I talked about it here, but my intentions were to go natural.) I did the best I could and decided I was DONE with the pain! Unfortunately the epidural didn't really take and was spotty, but I'm guessing it was better then nothing at all. So I labored from 12:30am to about 4pm when I began pushing and he was born at 4:57pm. So just under an hour of pushing which I was told is fairly quick for a first time mom. So far the recovery has been pretty easy too. I was sore for a few days but I feel almost as good as normal now.
Xavier is awesome is so sweet and hilarious. He's a pretty chill baby, so far, quite and observant kinda like me.
As you can probably guess from all the back and forth in this thread, choosing his name was still reallllly hard. We were checking out of the hospital at about noon on Wednesday and we only decided on his name at about 10am that morning. It drove everyone in our lives crazy that he was nameless for a few days, but we really still couldn't decide between Xavier and Matteo. Obviously I'm really happy we chose Xavier, but I'm thinking that Matteo might be on our name list next time around.
So cool that the hubs can feel the baby!! It took a really long time for Matt to be able to feel Xavier and even then, I swear he would stop moving whenever I told someone to touch my stomach. You guys don't have ANY girls names? What kind of style do you both like? Can you give some examples of each of your lists?
I'll share a pic or two, but it's really hard to choose!
This is his sad/mad/old man face that is too cute NOT to share.