Thursday, October 23, 2008

Canon is Huge!

Hey Everyone. Well the past 16 hours have been long and exciting. Everything Angie said is true. Shelly worked so hard. She was dilated to a 3 when we got to the hospital at 1:00am and by 3:00am she was already at a 9. Shelly so wanted to do this without a epidural but was so tired and in so much pain that we decided to take it. And I am so glad we did. She pushed for 3 hours and was having contractions every 1 to 2 minutes. After three hours of hard work, they told Shelly what she didn't want to hear. They began to prep her for a c-section. She was exhausted and frustrated but was still amazing. I was so impressed with Shelly and she really was incredible and gave it all she had. They took her in and the surgery went great. Afterwards, Shelly was sewn up and allowed to spend some time with Canon. Canon latched right on to Shelly and the nursing is going great so far. Keep praying for Shelly in this because we really want this to go well. Please also be praying for Shelly's healing. She is pretty beat up from 3 hard hours of pushing and having her stomach cut back open.

I think the doctors said he was the best looking baby they have ever seen in the history of the hospital. Here are a few of the first pictures.


I was trying to get Shelly fired up of what might be happening when she would have to start pushing.
Canon is a big boy. This is him being weighed at 9lbs. 3ounces.
This is our first family picture with Canon. Mommy couldn't really strike a pose because they were still sewing her together on the other side of the sheet.
Canon with Grandpa and Grammie Hunter
Canon with Pops and Nana Ruth
Canon checking the room out while he is with his mommy.
The girls were so excited to see Shelly. They couldn't quite understand why mommy was laying in the hospital bed but they just wanted to be with her and love on her.

13 comments:

The Buster Bunch said...

He is BEAUTIFUL and HUGE!!! Wow! What an amazing experience. Can't wait to meet him and hold him in person. Love you all!!!

Julianne said...

Shelly, you did such a great job! I am so proud of all the hard work you put in - not just today, but these many months! You have such an amazing attitude and I believe the LORD is/has/will reward you for it! Congrats to both of you - and the entire extended families. Such a blessing!! Cannot wait to swing by and see you all soon.

JP's MOM said...

Congratulations!

He is so handsome!

Summer said...

CONGRATS Shelly! I am so proud of you! You are every woman. keep the pics coming.

The Brambletts said...

What a strong and wonderful woman you are!! And such a handsome boy!! Congratulations with everything and prayers for your nursing. I know how bad you are wanting this to go smoothly. What a big and healthy boy- such a blessing. Take care!! Love the pics!!

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The Laws Family said...

Congratulations!! He is adorable! We will be praying for a quick recovery for Shelly.

Dawntoya and Adam said...

Oh my goodness...I cant stop laughing! HE is HUGE!!! I love it! So much for those newborn clothes.

Marc and Carlye said...

Yeah!! He's so big. I can't believe such a little person was carrying such a big boy. He looks like an athelete. Congratulations!

The Morrisons said...

Wonderful News...We are so happy for all of you! The Lord has truly blessed your family. Shelly your attitude is greatly admired. We hope to come meet your newest addition soon.

lauren w said...

what a precious baby! so excited for you :) and i can't but help say "way to go!" it's just the natural response to any woman that just gave birth!!

Beth T said...

Congratulations Hunter's ~ Canon is precious! Can't wait to meet him!!

Stuarts said...

Congratulations Philip and Shelly. Shelly, you are such a trooper. Our firstborn was also 9.3! There's nothing mroe fun than a fat, beautiful baby boy. Enjoy him and this time!