Thursday, December 23, 2010

Garrett Patrick Hilton

On December 15th, 2010 nineteen minutes after midnight we welcomed Garrett Patrick Hilton into our family. He weighed 6 pounds 14 ounces and was 20 inches long.

Tuesday morning I had a doctor's appointment and everything looked good, I was on the list for a Wednesday induction if they had room for me. At around 4 in the afternoon I started having contractions, but they weren't very close together. By 7 that night my contractions were 3-5 minutes apart. Jon and I helped to put the kids to bed and headed off to the hospital. Unfortunately Addie had come down with a nasty cold and her fever that night was over 102. Addie had a doctor's appointment the next morning so I was hoping that Jon would be home in time to help take the kids to the doctor.
We made it to the hospital and they got us into a room. The whole experience was really good. I got an epidural that worked like a dream and I only had to push twice and Garrett was here.
Jon was able to get a little more sleep after Garrett was born and be home in time to get the kids to the doctor. It is a good thing too, they both had to get on antibiotics and Garrett and I stayed in the hospital for an extra day so the kids could have more time to get better before we brought him home.
Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.

Here I am all hooked up at the hospital. I had my epidural in place by 10 pm and was feeling pretty good by 10:30.

Here I am with Garrett! It was so neat to find out the gender as the baby was born.

Here is our newest little man.

Here we are with our little guy.

Garrett loves to have his hands near his face and has found his fingers and his thumb quite a few times. He is such a sweet little boy and we are so excited to have him as a part of our family.


  1. Yeah and Congratulations again! Wonderful to finally see pictures!

  2. Congratulations!!! He is the cutest! Glad your other kiddos shook their colds and you got to stay away an extra day. I hope all five of you are great by now! Have a special Christmas!!!

  3. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! We couldn't be happier for you FIVE! What an extraordinary Christmas gift :) Merry Christmas!!