Labor and Delivery

This is for you Tara. And for those of you who don't want to know the gory details, skip this post!
My labor started on Saturday, August 23. I was having random contractions most of the day. We went to the Hogan family reunion that evening. I tried to hurry the process along by taking lots of walks and playing volleyball. We got home at around 10:00 PM that night and the contractions became more regular. I called the hospital to find out if I should come in but the nurses told me to wait until my contractions were 3-4 minutes apart. So, we stayed up most of the night and the contractions were about 10 minutes apart. This kept up til 2:00 PM the next day. I finally decided to just go in to the hospital to get checked (even though the contractions were still 10 minutes apart). And good thing too! When I got to the hospital I was already dilated to a 7 and my water broke minutes after I got there. So much for listening to the nurses! Anyway, things went pretty well for the next couple hours. The nurse thought I was crazy because I was still smiling during my labor. I chose not to have an epidural but it was very easy until about 7:00 PM when I started to push. I pushed for 2 and 1/2 hours and it was horrible! I think Shane almost had a heart attack! Jaxon arrived at 9:18 PM. I had to have an episiotomy and I had a 3rd degree tear as well so I took quite a while to recover but Jaxon was perfect!
Anyway, I think the labor was much easier than taking care of him now!


I'm finally getting around to answering Cherie's "tagged" post (sorry it took so long! Everything takes a long time with a 3 week old baby!)

How long have you been together? 4 years
How long did you date? Almost exactly a year from our first date until the day we got married (excluding the month we were broken up)
How old is he? 27
How old is she? 26
Who eats more? Jaxon!! (haha)
Who said "I love you" first? Funny story. Shane said it first but I didn't say it back right away (even though I felt it too) because I had to make him pay for breaking up with me!
Who is taller? Shane, by far. He is 6'3" and I am 5'6"
Who sings better? Neither of us! But that doesn't stop Shane from singing in the shower!
Who is smarter? Equal. Though Shane is in graduate school and I did lose many brain cells to Jaxon when I was pregnant!
Who does the laundry? Me.
Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Kaysley! oh yeah and Shane
Who pays the bills? Shane does now (though he likes to say he married me because I was his sugar mama!)
Who cooks dinner? I'm trying to since I'm a stay-at-home mom now but Shane is definitely the better cook.
Who is more stubborn? hmmm...probably me.
Who kissed who first? Shane kissed me (and on our first date! What a stud!)
Who asked who out? We were actually sort of set up on a blind date. Shane knew my sister, Lacey so he came up to Jackson to visit and they set him up on a date with someone else. Well, she bailed out on going on a river rafting trip so I volunteered to go. And it turned out pretty well.
Who proposed? Shane.
Who has more friends? Neither. We don't have any!
Who has more siblings? Shane has 5. I have 2.
Who wears the pants in the relationship? Jaxon!

More pictures of our little man!

Family Pictures