5.30.2011

Baby Ridge....

We are so excited to have another addition to our family!!!! Ridge Christian was born on May 24th at 1:30 pm. I was induced into labor that morning at about 8:00 so it wasn't a very long labor, but it sure was super stressful! He kept have decreases in his heart rate and he was in distress, so of course I was pretty nervous. I had to wear an oxygen mask the entire time which wasn't very enjoyable and the nurse kept making me move into really uncomfortable positions to try and help his heart rate become normal. Finally, at like 1:00 I had progressed enough to have him. When the doctor saw him he said the cord was around his neck, then he said it was wrapped twice, then three times, then four times. He said if I didn't have such quick labors than the baby wouldn't have made it, and that for a baby to have a cord wrapped four times around their neck is pretty rare. What made me really nervous was that he wasn't crying. He was super quite and really purple. Then they put him on me and the nurse kept rubbing his back and saying "Come on...Come on" to him. So I thought something was really wrong and that he wasn't going to make it. Of course, looking back I realized that if he wasn't breathing they would have been more serious and tried to help him, but at the time I was freaking out. It turned out the nurse was trying to make him cry to help his lungs. I was so grateful when he finally did cry and I knew he would be okay!!! He was 7 lbs 11 oz, which the nurses thought was funny because they were 2 lucky numbers for a lucky boy ;) I am so grateful to have his sweet spirit in our lives and so grateful that I get to be his mommy. He is so precious!!!!

So content. He has been such a good baby.


First family picture
I still can't believe I have four kids!

I think he looks like Jensen more than the others, but he still has his own look.


So comfy

All the kids love him of course but Brighton has surprised us because he has been really soft. He loves to give him sweet little kisses on the top of his head and he gets really mad at us whenever we don't let him.
Welcome to our family Ridge!!!! We love you so much!!!!

8 comments:

Smith Family said...

He is adorable! Tyson told us about the delivery at the soccer game and that sounded so scary! I'm so glad that everything turned out ok! I can't believe you have 4 kids! The Lord knows that you can handle it!

White Family said...

He.Is.Precious. I love these pictures and I think it's SO cute that Brighton loves on him so much! Sounds like it was a little bit of a scary labor and delivery. I'm so so glad that everything was well in the end and that Ridge is safe and sound at home with his family. Let me know if you could use a hand with anything. You know I'd be more than willing to help out. You have FOUR kids!! Congratulations! Ridge is just beautiful.

Meagan said...

So cute Kim. Good job! I looked at your family picture and my first thought too was...wait there's an extra kid in there. Four snuck up on you fast didn't it! Congrats on your sweet new baby. Hope we can see you guys soon!

Hiatt Family said...

He is SO cute! I am so glad that he is ok. I'm sure that was such a scary experience for you guys. By the way, I love the name Ridge!

jeffandbecca said...

Congratulations Tyson and Kim. He is precious! You have a darling family. Four is a busy and fun!

Mechell said...

He is so cute and presious. Congratulations. what a sweet family

Chris and Kristen said...

Congrats Kim! He is a cutie! I can't wait to see him!

Mike said...

Congratulations! Holy cow look at that family picture! You guys are awesome! You have an amazing family and new addition! I look forward to meeting him Ridge.