Monday, May 30, 2011

Cyrus Gordon

Just over 2 weeks ago Chad, Chase & I welcomed Cyrus Gordon into our family! Cyrus was born on the 14th just like his big brother. I was 5 days overdue and feeling really good. I thought for sure I'd be the first woman pregnant for a full year. Then that morning I woke up with some light cramping. It got a bit stronger in the morning and then stopped all together. So I drank some raspberry leaf tea and took a nap after lunch. At 3:00 I woke up to strong contractions. Chad began timing them and they were 5 minutes apart consistently. Uncle Trent rushed over to watch Chase and by 5:00 we were waiting to be assessed at the hospital. My contractions were still 5 minutes apart but I was 7 cm dilated. :) They called my doctor and we set up camp in our room. Once Dr. Hansen arrived he checked me again and I was 9 cm...ugh my hopes and dreams of having an epidural went out the window real fast. He broke my water and at 6:00 I was pushing. By 6:19 Chad was tearfully announcing we had another boy! A lump caught in my throat when he spoke those words. For years I have prayed for little boys. Growing up I had an amazing relationship with my brother. I guess I've always been more of a tomboy at heart and related to the men in my life the most. Having Chase & Cyrus just feels right to me. God truly has given me the desires of my heart! I feel so blessed to have such an amazing husband and 2 beautiful boys! I can't wait to see what God has in store for our little family.

My Nana holding Cyrus. His middle name is Gordon after my Papa.
One of the great men in my life!
Cy was 9 pounds 3 ounces and 22 inches long
Bennett brothers!