Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Ryker Preston Payne

Hey Everyone!
I can't believe it took me this long to get on here and tell you all about my beautiful baby boy!!! Ryker Preston Payne was born on September 12, 2008 at 12:40 PM. He was 8 lbs, 1 oz and 21 inches long. He has a little bit of hair and is such a beautiful baby!!

Ironically enough, after I wrote my last post about being induced on September 15th I stood up and my water started leaking. After about an hour I woke my mom up and told her that I thought she was going to have to take me to the hospital. We went to Ogden Regional Medical Center where they ran some tests and after about 3 hours they finally admitted me. I called Rick who gathered all of our stuff and came up to the hospital. I held out on an epidural until about 4:30 in the morning when I just couldn't take the contractions anymore. After that labor was a breeze! Finally after about 21 hours of labor I was dilated to a ten and ready to push at 11 AM. Both Grandma Debby and Grandma Allison were in the room but I don't know what I would have done without Rick by my side! Ryker was born at 12:40.

Amazingly enough he was wide awake and stayed that way for a couple hours after as people were coming to visit. He just wanted to look around at everyone and was so good! He didn't cry at all!

He is now 6 weeks old and I couldn't be more in love!!! He is almost sleeping through the night, he doesn't cry unless he's taking a bath and loves to be around people! I promise I will get pictures up ASAP! (They are all on my Mom's computer)