Tuesday, March 14, 2006

March 9, 2006

Kolby entered the world weighing 7lbs 14oz and 20 in. He was born at 11:15pm after they broke my water an hour earlier. I had INTENSE contractions for 45 minutes and pushed for 6 minutes. It was the longest hour of my life so far! But, I have to say, if I had to choose a short, hard labor or a long, hard labor, I would choose the first!

He is so sweet and perfectly healthy. He has a birth defect called club feet. The treatment is castings beginning this Friday. He will have to get castings every 1 to 2 weeks for 6 to 12 weeks. We don't know a whole lot. We have read some on the internet, but are trying not to drive ourselves crazy with too much information. It is very correctable.

So far, he is such a good baby. He sleeps really well at night and wakes up about every 3 hours to eat. We are having issues with where he sleeps at night, but it could be a lot worse, like not sleeping!

Pictures to come soon, blogger isn't cooperating!


  1. what a blessing to have new life enter this world! Praise God! my heart longs to meet my new nephew, but I know it will have to wait. I love you guys so much and am so proud of your strength and endurance throughout this pregnancy. Peace!

  2. Congrats! How exciting! Can't wait to hear more details on how things are going! Absolutely love the name!

  3. Hi, I just learned of your blog and your son's Kolby club feet from a friend. We learned this week in our 18 week ultrasound that our 5th baby has club feet. I understand that it is very treatable and relatively easy, but my heart is still sad from the news. Our oldest child has Down Syndrome & had open heart surgery at 3 months of age. Hearing the words "birth defect" a 2nd time was just heart breaking for us.
    I am not sure what my questions even are at this point, but wondered if you could point me toward some good resources, info, etc. Anything to avoid? Thanks so much - now, back to reading more of your story :)
    If you'd like to email me, my email is sustala(at)gmail(dot)com


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