Monday, June 05, 2006

How about that curve ball?

Drew here. Just when we think that Stacey is going to have to settle into her hospital room for the next five weeks, the exact opposite happens. Yesterday afternoon she started feeling contractions. When the nurses couldn't stop them with sedatives, the doctor came in to check her. Guess what she found? Stacey dilated 4 centimeters that's what. The decision was made then and there to deliver the baby. She was given some stuff to make her contractions stronger and the anesthesiologist stopped by to give her an epidural. After that it was a waiting game: the clock versus the cervix. As it was getting late, I decided to make something happen by starting a new book. By 9 PM she had only dilated to 6 centimeters. Did I mention that she'd been running a fever all day? The doctor didn't like that, or the amount of time it was taking to dilate, and was concerned about the baby tiring out from the ordeal, so she decided it was time for a c-section. Off we go to the operating room. And this is what happened at 9:46 PM, June 4th, 2006:

Edited to add: He weighed 3 pounds even, measured in at 15 and a half inches, and his name is Andrew Clarence Spiehler IV, or Ace for short. I (Stacey) am sorry if I haven't called you, but I've had visitors most of the day and when I didn't have visitors I was sleeping. I'll be doing quite a bit of calling around tomorrow though, I promise!






19 comments:

shiksa said...

Wahoo! What a good lookin' kid!

Amy Caroline said...

Oh my! I haven't been by for awhile and look what happened! Blessings and prayers for the whole fmaily!
Congrats!

Heather said...

DREW,
Give us the name and weight please, so we can say proper prayers for him!!
God Bless

Shana said...

Wow, congratulations!!! Welcome to the world, Ace.

Melinda Barton said...

Awwwwwwww... he has more hair than Daddy! hehe

Surviving said...

Congratulations! I hope you both continue to do well and are able to leave the hospital soon.

Becca said...

OH MY!!!!!

Curve ball...understatement...heh.

Congratulations!!!

So glad you don't have to sit there in the hospital for weeks on end!!!

He's awesome. :)

Christine said...

Oh, congratulations! He's beautiful! And my Big Girl says, "He's precious!"

whoorl said...

congratulations, he's so precious!!

cncz said...

aww can he get any cuter? I am diggin the hair

Sharon said...

CONGRATS!!!!! :)
He is so precious. What a miracle.
Hope everything is going as well as possible. How are you feeling? (mom?) Is Ace doing alright?

Congrats again and prayers for your new family!

Terri said...

Dani says "hims so cute!" I couldn't agree more! I love all of you so much. Congrats!!

Jennboree said...

Congratulations on your perfect, tiny baby boy!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to both of you, he is sooo beautiful. love grandma

Christine said...

Sorry I haven't checked in on you in so long. I'm such a sucky blog buddy!

Congratulations, and welcome to the world, little Andrew!

Waterfall said...

Congrats, y'all!!

Charles_Thomson said...

Stacey & Drew,

Congrats ... I am happy for you.

Take care,




Charles Thomson

Anonymous said...

congrats ya'll and he is perfect! Hope ya'll are doing well and i will continue to put you guys in my prayers! Again he is Beautiful! talk to ya later

Barb, sfo said...

Congratulations and prayers coming your way.
He is so tiny, so perfect! What a little blessing you have there.