Saturday, April 21, 2012

Baby Felix is here!

Felix Fisher Fitzwilliam Deck was born on Friday, April 20th at 10:57PM.  He weighed in at 7lbs 3oz and was 19.5 inches long.  Felix means happy, lucky and fortunate, all things that we hope will be consistent for this little guy as he goes through life.  We couldn't ask for a more healthy, beautiful baby.

Above, the whiteboard at the hospital tracks our progress through labor.  We arrived at about 9:15, got settled by 9:30 at which time I was 4cm dilated.  By 10pm our midwife Linda Adams was there and the contractions were getting quite intense.  She broke my water at 10:20 and things really heated up.  By 10:51 I was completely dilated and beginning to push.  Felix made his appearance 6 minutes later at 10:57pm, much to everyone's relief and excitement!  The birth was so fast and furious that he hadn't a scratch or blotch on his body - just the perfect specimen of baby!  We feel incredibly thankful and lucky.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations! He is beautiful. Those second babies sure don't need much encouragement once things get going, do they?

    Can't wait to see you guys sometime in the new future when all the new additions can meet each other!

    The Broughtons