Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Graham Keegan- A Birth Story (4 Years Old)

A week ago, we sang 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY' to our first bundle of BOY joy!

We welcomed Graham Keegan into our family FOUR years ago.

A birth story....
July 29, 2009
I had a scheduled appointment at 2:30 on that Wednesday afternoon with another family doctor. My doctor was out of town for the week. I was torn between being COMPLETELY ready for this baby and wanting to WAIT a few more days so my doctor could deliver as he had done before.
My appointment went well and I was excited to say I had made the 40 weeks.
Tomorrow was my due date and we were ready to meet our son.

Contractions started at 5 that evening. They were bearable, and nothing like the contractions I had experienced with my daughter almost four years earlier.
Besides, who has their baby on the ACTUAL due date?
(I laugh now because I have delivered 2 out of 3 babies on their due dates.)

My husband was grilling hotdogs and I was cooking macaroni and cheese in the kitchen. As I was stirring the noodles, I had an intense contraction. I had Joel finish dinner and I rested on the couch. We decided to have my in-laws come get Reese and take her to Church with them. I packed an overnight bag for her, just in case.
I convinced my husband to let me labor at home as long as possible. NO pregnant woman wants to be told to 'go back home'. I wanted to make sure I was in labor.
At 8 pm we headed to hospital.

When we arrived, I was settled into a labor and delivery room where my water was broken and contractions quickly progressed. 11pm brought the epidural and smiles all around.

Delivery started at 1:30, after I rested, and our son arrived at 1:57 am on July 30, 2009.
He was 9 pounds 4 ounces and was 21 inches long.

His heart rate had dropped during delivery so Respiratory Specialists were called to come assist him after he was born. He had swallowed a lot of amniotic fluid and it was 20 minutes (which seemed like forever) until I was able to hold him.

Reese arrived later that day to meet and love on her new brother.

Our family for FOUR went home Friday, July 31st and have enjoyed every moment with our son since!

You have brought such joy to our family. Thank you for your energy. Thank you for being all BOY and still wanting to play dress-up with your big sister.
We love you and enjoy seeing how you have grown. We pray you will live a God-honoring life and grow up strong and loving.

I went through my pictures of the last four years to include some of my favorites.
I laughed and laughed as I looked back and realized most of his pictures are of him eating or sleeping. (Two of his favorite things!)
{First Birthday}

{How many pacie's does one boy need?}

{Those cheeks get me every time.}

1 comment:

  1. Greetings Lindsey! Great pictures! My name is Heather and I have a quick question about your blog! My email is Lifesabanquet1(at)