Sunday, October 18, 2009

Shaffer Lynn Rohatinsky




Shaffer Lynn Rohatinsky was born today (October 18th) at 3:55 PM. He weighed 7 pounds 5 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

The funny thing you may have noticed is that we changed his name! We had been calling him Easton for weeks now, and even did so after he was born. However, without even talking about it we both independently felt that Easton wasn't his name. We both thought he looked like a Shaffer, and when we talked about it we really felt like that was his name, so there you go!

Everything went really well. We had a scheduled induction at 7:30 AM this morning. They got Jena started on the pitocin, and after a few hours she had progressed really well. She got an epidural and things kept progressing. They checked her around 2:00 and she had dilated to a 6 or 7. Then after a few hours she started feeling some pain so we called the nurse in to check her epidural. The nurse checked Jena and said, “Holy cow his head’s right there!” She called the doctor in, and three pushes later Shaffer was out!

That was a huge blessing after having had to push for three hours to get Logan out! Jena was really grateful to say the least. She got a little nauseous afterwards, but after some nice zofran she got feeling better and both she and Shaffer (and me too in case you were wondering) are doing well.

On a side note, the bad part is that because of the flu / swine flu, no one under the age of 18 can come up to see us. So, Logan is out of luck. Anne (Jena’s mom) has been watching him, and she came to meet Shaffer and I took Logan out for some good eats at Arby’s. On another side note, I ordered and ate five Arby’s melts (just to get the 5 for $5 deal). After finishing all five, I was cleaning up Logan’s toys and the Arby’s employee (seeing that I had ordered five for myself) came to bring me a bag. He saw that I had finished them, and simply said, “Wow!” while I saw a girl behind me whisper to her mom, “He at all five!” To which I responded in my head, “Lay off, I’m starving” in a Chris Farley voice. Anyways, I digress…

Shaffer and Jena are doing great, and we are hoping to be able to go home tomorrow night. Thanks for your help, support, and prayers; we were really blessed today. Can’t wait for everyone to meet Shaffer!


17 comments:

Matt, Sarah and Evan said...

Congratulations! We are so happy and excited for you!

Rachel said...

I'm so glad Jenna got her wish and was induced and that things progresed along. Congratulations on another beautiful little boy! When is Anne expected to leave?

mamasylvia said...

Keep the pictures coming. I can't get enough:D!!!!! Oh, and congratulations to you all:-)

Melissa said...

Yeah! I can't believe he's already here (says the girl who wasn't pregnant that entire time). Congrats you guys! We sure miss you guys!

p.s. way to eat all 5, sounds like something Andy would do.

Brian, Emily, & Charlie said...

YAY!!! COngratulations:) Shaffer is adorable and I'm loving his name:) Way to go, you guys -- we are so happy for you all!!!

Carroll Conversations said...

Congratulations! We're so glad he's safely here and that you all are doing well.

Julie said...

Yeah!!!!! I can't wait to meet this boy! Jena you look awesome, Josh you rock for eating 5 melts and getting your moneys worth. I'm so glad everything went well and you're all doing great!

Jenny said...

What a cutie! Jena, you look amazing! Congrats you guys:)

Jaime said...

I am so glad that everything went well, and I love the name!
Josh, your hillarious!!
He is BEAUTIFUL!!

Jessi said...

This just makes me so excited! :D LOVE YOU ALL! (all FOUR of you!)

The Bell Family said...

Congratulations! He is just so beautiful! Glad everything went so well Jena.

Dani said...

Congratulations!! And yay for not going overdue! I am so excited for you to start your adventure with two little ones. You look amazing, of course!! Congrats again!

Darcy Taylor said...

What?!?! I can't believe it! I leave for one weekend and your whole world changes?! I thought for sure I would still find you/Jena pregnant when I returned! I am soooo glad the doctor changed her mind - yay! And three pushes?! Can you tell I am completely in awe by all of this?! Anyway, I am so excited that Shaffer is here and that the experience was way better than last time - I can't wait to meet him :)

Jenna said...

Congratulations Rohatinsky Fam!

Tori said...

Congratulations! We're so happy for you guys.

The Bybees said...

CONGRATS!

The Smiths said...

No kids under 12 can see the new babies at our hospital in Greece, so Lydia and Clara can relate to Logan in the belated new sibling welcome. Congratulations guys!