Sunday, June 6, 2010

Baby Dean

I apologize for not posting for a while but things got a little crazy here at the Wagner house. Here is the recap/rundown/ESPN highlight of the birthing process.

Sunday 9am: Go to hospital for some mesoprostil (sic) to help ripen the cervix (made me think of a pear in the fruit basket)

Monday 9am: Still in the hospital even though the doctor assured us the week before that the ripening of the cervix would not induce labor (what do doctors know anyway).

By this time Katie has had an estimated 180 contractions and she was at 3cm's. At this rate she would be ready to push around 11am on June 1st. This would not work as Dad consulted the doctor that it was imperative that the baby be born on the 31st.

Monday 8pm: 5cm's yippee. Half-way. Wait. Half-way and we have been in the hospitaly for 36 hours. Dad again and this time firmly reminds the doctor that the due date must be the 31st.

Monday 9:45pm: We are rushed to the operating room as Dad stands by tapping his watch (just joking with you dad). I have to sit outside the O.R. for Katie to be prepped as my family peeks in the windows like I was a sideshow (just joking, love you family)

10:14pm May 31st: Dean Michael Wagner exits the belly and enters into the world. All is well.
Dr. Henry finished the last staples pulls off his gloves all in one motion while yelling done. The nurse stops the stopwatch and reads out the time. Dr. Henry mutters something like 14 seconds faster and I would've beat Dr. Wagner's time. All is well.

So I am proud to announce that I am the new owner of a beautiful baby boy. Dean Michael (or as some call him D-Money) Wagner.

My next post will be a tear jerker as I love this little crying, wetting, screaming, pooping baby more than anything in the world and have to share a little of what i'm feeling right now. Until we post again.



  1. It isn't hard to be a tear jerker in this family! We love you cory and I can't wait to see you guys... I am trying to negotiate when I can come out. I am hoping it is before the end of july! But we will see. I love you guys

  2. I can't wait to meet this cute little guy!! Congratulations Cory & Katie!! Its amazing how one little person can change your whole world :)

  3. It has happened and there will never be a day that we will be able to think of him not being here!! He has changed the entire world!! DId you ever think that you could love something so much?? I need to stop now because I think that my heart is beginning to sing and my kids hate it when I say that!!! Love you Cory and Katie--btw--Katie is such a rockstar!! And so are you Cory!! D-money......word.

  4. Cory!!! I love your posts and still check almost every day for new ones (hint, hint) that little Dean is growing sooo fast and I want to read more Cory posts!!!