Sunday, January 11, 2009

New Baby is finally here!!!

First I would like to say this post has three different pieces. So bear with me!!

Labor, Labor & more Labor...
Who would have thought that after having 6 previous children, the baby just wouldn't fall right out? Here is the story.. The short version.. (trust me, the long version would take days). On Wednesday the 7th morning, I woke up in alot of pain. Not contractions pain, but really bad back pain. I called the Doc and she got me in. I had progressed to a 3 and she did the wonderful stripping of the membranes.. (ouch) and said if I don't see you soon, then we will induce next Wednesday the 14th.. Okay. Not big deal. Well, the pain never stopped.. And contractions started to come but not frequently. So I dealt with the pain until 8 pm that night. Finally I looked at El and said, I think we should go. So off we went. We got to the hospital at 8:15 and we got checked. No progress, but I was running a fever so they had to do some test.. While waiting for the results of the test, I started to have some pretty nasty and regular about ever 3 minute contractions. Did I mention the pain?? And lots of pain.. so, after 2 hours of that, still no progress and they were going to send me home.. But, I had a fit.. Not really a fit but a freak out.. The doc said he would keep me for one more hour and if no progress I was going home.. After an hour I had dilated to a 3.. They kept me.. This was at about 11:30 or so. I got my ep and off I went. Until about 6 in the morning where I stalled at a 9 and that wasn't fun. they put me on a pit drip and then I delivered at 9:53 am.. Ahh.. Welcome to the world "New Baby"..

Helam Eric Mcor Murphy...
He is absolutely precious.. What else can I say? I love him to pieces all ready! He was 7lbs 9 ozs and 21 inches long. He has the cutest feet and the longest fingers. As soon as he was born I looked at him and he looked just like Gannon.. As the days have gone by, he is changing. Oh. I love him..
Okay his name.. Helam is from the Book of Mormon. Click on the link and you can have a quick read.

Eric is from my sweet cousin who passed away this last June.. Helam already (at least to me) has some of Eric's traits. He is sweet and patients and very, very mellow!

Mcor is from El's brother Hyrum. It means Uniter of Families!

and of coarse, Murphy!

The hospital stay!

We were there for a very, very long time. We just got home today. After some blood work of Helams came back weird they had us stay there until everything checked out okay.. And everything did! He is perfectly healthy.. and is already eating like a little baby should.. He also sleeps really well..

The kids all love him already and are so excited that we are all at home!


  1. Yay! I am so glad you finally posted. He is a doll. I expect lots of pictures and updates. Congrats.

  2. Congrats on your new little guy!!!! He is so adorable, and I love the name. I am glad the delivery went really well! Good thing you didn't have to be induced, that is no fun! Enjoy that little baby, I bet he is so sweet!

  3. Congrats! me and Hyrum want to come see him he is just adorable! Do you guys need a meal or is your ward bringing meals?

  4. Oh Angie he is absolutely adorable, congrats to you guys! How fun, he was born on little Mya's birthday, so I will always remember it.
    Sorry that your labor was so crazy and LONG, but man was it worth it, he's a doll. Missed you at Bunko.

  5. I'm so happy he finally came. Sounds like getting him hear was a little rough on you, but what a beautiful baby boy. I also love the name. He'll fit right in with the rest of your clan. Let me know if I can do anything to help out, even if it is bring all the rest of your kids to my house for a few hours so you can have a break. Good luck!

  6. Congratulations Angie!! He is beautiful and I like the name. He does look a lot like Gannon! :) Let me know if I can do anything to help! P.S. If you need any boy clothes please let me know!

  7. Congrats Angie! We are so excited for your family! He is so cute!! I'm sure your girls are eating him up! How are the boys doing? Please call if you need anything!