2007October9, Tuesday


Posted in My Life at 12:51 by Trey Austin

Angela and WillSixty-seven hours and one minute after her water broke, Angela finally gave birth to our new baby boy, William Marshall Austin, IV. He weighed 8 lbs. and was 21 inches long.

We were really worried about Angela for a while there. Her labor was so hard through the night Sunday night when we went in, and we were just sure that she was making good progress, but Monday morning when the midwife examined her, she saw that she was only 4 cm. dilated. Angela was so disappointed and discouraged. Part of her problem was with her pelvis being twisted, where the ends that should come together to make a circle through which the baby would come weren’t lined up, and the ends were twisted to where they were partially blocking the opening. So, yesterday morning, she went to the chiropractor to get lined back up again. That seemed to help relieve part of her pain, but her labor throughout the rest of the day was very hard and still very unproductive. At around 17:00, the midwife checked her again, and she was only dilated to 6 cm. The only thing that helped was that the midwife pushed the baby back off of Angela’s pelvis and turned him a bit, and when she did that, the cervix popped open, and she was able really to push.

Trey, LilliAna, and WillLilliAna and WillWe were all so very relieved when the baby finally came. We were constantly monitoring his heartbeat, and he was strong and healthy all through, but we still were worried that Angela might have to go to the hospital and be chocked full of drugs and possibly have a c-section. Angela was hysterical at the thought of that possibility. So, we were very happy that Will came when he did. LilliAna has been flitting around getting into everything trying to be the center of attention, but she really loves her baby brother and is always wanting to hold him.



  1. Congratulations, brother! What glorious news. May God bless you and your growing family with good health and much joy.

  2. Al said,

    Whoo!Whoo! Which is shorthand for Psalm 127:3-5 3

    Behold,children are a heritage from the LORD,
    the fruit of the womb a reward.
    4Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
    are the children of one’s youth.
    5Blessed is the man
    who fills his quiver with them!
    He shall not be put to shame
    when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

    al sends

  3. Anna Phillips said,

    Wonderful! I’m so glad mother and son are healthy and happy!!

  4. Amber said,

    YAY BABIES YAY! We’re all very happy! Give Angela a big high five for me- I don’t think I could ever hold out that long. (I’ve seen to it that better things than a high five await though!) Hope to see baby Will in Nov, Lord willing.

  5. tempe said,

    Great news, brother! I’ve been frantically checking your blog every hour or so looking for an update. May the Lord continue to bless your household.

    Taking a look at that picture of Angela, I’m not sure how many more arrows she’s going to be willing to place in your quiver any time soon. I think it would be hard for you to prove that she wasn’t full of drugs when she had it taken, either; otherwise, I’m not sure you would have survived to post it! 😉

  6. David Gray said,


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