1 Month Old

Lawson has grown so much in just one month. He is a great eater and is becoming a better night time sleeper. He is really starting to hold his head up on his own and seems to be growing and maturing everyday. And of course we fall more and more in love with him everyday!

1 Month Stats

Weight: 8 lbs. 15 oz.

Length: 21 1/2 in.

Head: 14 1/2


Lawson's Birthday

March 29, 2010 is the day that my life completely changed.

This is before we left the house.

5:30 Arrived at the hospital

6:00 Got an IV and was started on Pitocin

7:30 Dr. Klouda arrived to break my water

7:30 to 11:00 Had contraction after contraction. After the first few difficult ones, Jarrett and I had the routine down. He held my hand and talked me through each contraction watching the monitor and letting me know when the contractions were easing up. During that time I received pain meds through my IV, but they didn't help much....just made me loopy and put me to sleep between contractions!! I was saying some pretty funny stuff!! Like so this is why people take drugs...I was joking!

(This is me on drugs!)

11:30 Was finally dilated to a 4 and the anesthesiologist came in and gave me my epidural. Aw.....relief!! I labored and progressed consistantly. Every time she checked me I was dilated 2 more cm. At around 2:00 I told Jarrett that I needed the nurse to check me because I felt ready to push! She checked me and I was at a 10, so she called the doctor and I started pushing. I pushed for about 45 minutes, and then Lawson Ryan English arrived at 3:17. What an incredible moment!! I was overcome with emotion and love for my child and my Savior who had blessed me with this miracle.

(Look at the creeper in the entryway, I remember while I was pushing thinking who is that guy. Never found out, but he is in all the pictures!)

On a side note, Jarrett was the most amazing coach/husband I could have asked for. I have never needed him the way that I needed him that day. I was overwhelmed by what an amazing husband I have been blessed with.

Lawson Ryan English

March 29, 2010

7 lb. 1 oz.

19 3/4 inches

3:17 pm