Sunday, February 20, 2011

Christian Francois Gagnon

I would like to introduce you to Christian Francois Gagnon. He was born on Feb 17th at 12:43a. He was 8.13 lbs and 21 in long.

His birth was absolutely perfect. We went to the hospital at 7:30a on Feb 16th and we were granted the approval to birth him naturally, as his doctor felt that his vital stats were strong enough to move forward with our birth plan. We labored for a total of 16 hours (surrounded by Barton and Gagnon family members) and he came into the world healthy and perfect.

Having spent the last few days with this precious little man, I can honestly say that he is a calm and relaxed little soul. He is very easy going and a big fan of a
good nap.

I promise to post more pictures and update with status updates. For now, I would just like to introduce you to the newest addition to the Gagnon family.

Beth and Phill

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Baby time

We are at the hospital and they confirmed beth is in labor. Check out twitter for more updates

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Baby Christian

With our due date having come and gone, Phillip and I now get to attend regular ultrasound appointments. The video above is compliments of todays visit. Christian came back with all A+ scores for his fluid, heart rate, practice breathing, size and placement. He seems to be doing just fine and will be joining us here soon.

The current plan is to induce on Friday at 3a (41 weeks) if he does not join us on his own. This will have given him an extra week but will keep him from growing too big to be able to birth naturally (as he is already measuring at 8 to 9 pounds). With the being said, Phillip and I will be proud parents by end of day Friday. My doctor today seems to think that he will join us on his own, as his words were "I am not really sure what is holding this kid in there". I am currently 3 cm dilated and he is placed very low.

With the respect to the video, you are looking at his head and the movement that you see later in the video is his arm/hand moving by his mouth. Pretty good looking kid... if I do say so myself.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Real-Time Updates!

Hello Everyone-

As we are getting closer to Christian's arrival, more and more people are asking us to keep them up to date on the actual birth. In order to make sure that we don't forget anyone (and that we don't end up with a $1,000 text bill at the end of the month) we are inviting our friends and family to join me on Twitter! I will be posting as many updates (text, pictures, video) as possible once starts going into Beth goes into labor. You can download Twitter for your smart phone, or just follow me on the Twitter website.

My Twitter profile name is @phillipgagnon. You can also have a look at the page directly by going to


P.S. I have also posted a link to a video of Beth and Christian on Twitter. Check it out!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Here is my 38 week picture update. My sister and I went to a Farmers Market on Saturday to keep me walking around and on my feet. Phill and I are both ready to meet Christian, so I am going to be walking a few miles everyday to try to help him transition into labor.

With all of that being said, I should share that at my last doctors appointment that my doctor informed me that we were still at the exact same place that we had been the week prior - 1 cm dilated and he was still positioned high in my belly. The words that I did not want to hear were finally mentioned... if Christian does not join us by his due date (2.11), we will induce on 2.12. I asked that we hold off on that conversation until next week to see if I had progressed at all before booking plans.

Finally, I wanted to see if anyone wanted to be on our text list for when we go to the hospital. Phill plans to Twitter and also Facebook an update but we are also happy to include you in our text update if you would prefer that method of communication. Just send me an update or post a comment on this update and we will add you on.

Hope everyone is doing well and I hope the next update I share is a picture of baby Christian.