Weighing in at 8lbs. 8oz. 20 inches long;
On Thursday July 9th, 2009 at 3:39 am,
Cameron and I welcomed our second son,
Eli James Lohenaokealaka`i Heide
We could not be happier with this little guy, and I am even happier that he was almost 2 weeks early. woo-hoo!
So for those of you who want to know, this is the story re-cap.
Tuesday I went to see the Dr. and she said nothing was going on. Seeing that Marcus was 15 days early, devastated, I went home complaining and believing I may actually not have this baby until his due date, July 22nd.
Cameron has been in night school at the University of Washington when I was at home (luckily) when my water broke. I never experienced this on my own, and really thought for a long time that I had peed my pants. Well, since Cam had a big test Wed. night I didn't want to bother him saying I may or may not have peed my pants.
ANYWAY, so he finished early and I told him the news. The contractions were mild and yet consistent around 6 pm. We packed Marcus up and put him to bed at my in-laws, where Cameron also attempted to get some rest.
I decided to wait as long as I could but by 1am the contractions were 2-3 minutes apart and fierce!
We arrived at the hospital where I was checked in at 8cm. Told, it was too late for medicine, I said (or may have yelled) get him out!
I can see how natural birth moms can yell and be mean! ;0)
Still at an 8, 20 minutes later which might I add seemed like an eternity, I was allowed some medicine. It usually takes around 15 minutes to kick in,
BUT, instead baby wanted to come out!!
SO, feeling everything...and within the hour, I pushed TWICE, and
he was here.
I really liked the name Eli
Cameron's paternal great-grandfather's name
was Harry James, and that is where James comes from.
this literally translates to obedience of a leader.
I wanted something Strong like leader-Alaka`i
When I think of leader I think strong and willing to take charge.
But I wanted a leader who is also humble and obedient to others and the Lord.
One who can take charge and yet follow as well.
Thank you everyone! We are doing well, and everyone is happy and healthy!!
Love you all!