Friday, April 18, 2008

I'm holding my son

We're home. All three of us.

Quick rundown of the events:
  • Wednesday 315 -Water breaks
  • Wednesday 7PM - Midwife Mary confirms broken water
  • Wednesday 730 - we got the go ahead to go home for the evening
  • Wednesday evening - E packs the suitcase, washes bassinette gear. Midwife visits at 11pm for antibiotics (hadn't yet heard back about my Group B Strep Status)
  • We went to sleep around midnight.
  • A few contractions woke me.
  • Thursday 3am - next birth center nurse visited us for antibiotics (every four hours!)
  • Thursday 645am - we were at teh birth center, ready to stay
  • Thursday 8am - executed legal documents (lawyer and our friends I&M met us there!)
  • Thursday 830am - began my induction protocol
  • Thusday 9am - threw up my protocol
  • Thursday 1030 - contractions actually began
  • Thursday 430pm- acupuncture brought on terrible back labor
  • Thursday 6pm- extreme frustration resulted in a "check" where it was determined that I was 100% effaced and 5-6 cm
  • Thursday 10pm- 7-8 cm dialted, frustration set back in
  • Friday 1am - began pushing (no checks)
  • Friday 1:18am - A was born
  • Friday 1pm - we arrived home

E was fantastic. A is beautiful. More detailed account to come later. In the meantime, we're working on getting the hang of breast feeding, and settling in. I'm sore, but well. Baby isn't a big fan of eating yet, but he's gorgeous. Oh, his stats:

  • Gestation 37 weeks, 2 days (water broke at 37 weeks)
  • Born 1:18am, Friday April 18th
  • 6lbs, 14oz
  • 19.5" long
  • reddish blonde hair

The few pics I got to load are all messed up at the top, but there we are! Blogger is giving me lots of problems uploadng pics, so this is all I can do for now. Sorry, but more to come!


kwillmetta said...

Great Job! I can't stop grinning for you! Woo Hoo Hoo!!!!!!

Merr said...


Travis, Josh, and Miles said...

Stunning. Beautiful. Congratulations!

Alissa said...

He is absolutely gorgeous and I love his name (Sandra shared) Congratulations to you both, the pictures made me all teary!

Merr said...

What's his name?? Did I miss that??

ohchicken said...

yay!!! congratulations! you look radiant, s! and a is beautiful. and so is e :)

Melissa said...

Ohhhhhh! He's amazing. Congrats!!!

Lizzie said...

Wow! I burst into tears! So happy for you! Congratulations! Enjoy your first days at home together.

Lizzie said...

Wow! I burst into tears! So happy for you! Congratulations! Enjoy your first days at home together.

Keri said...

ahhh, he's beautiful! I am so happy for you. Just like that and he's in your arms. Good thing you're so well prepared! :)
Enjoy every minute ladies.

jay and vee said...

fantastic! congratulations to you both and welcome to A (remember you promised to email us his name when you're up to it!!)!

so happy for youse here!! many grins!!


calliope said...

Welcome to the world, A.
well done on selecting two amazing Mommies!


tiff said...

Wow! A is beautiful! Congratulations Mommas!

eek said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Much love to you all, and here's to a peaceful, happy, getting-to-know-one-another time!

j.k-c. said...

So beautiful! Congrats! Welcome Tot!!!!! I'm all teary seeing those pics! You give me hope...I know this CAN work!

Anonymous said...

welcome baby A! so glad all is well! enjoy every goes so fast. take good care of each other.


Poltzie said...

Congrats, congrats a million times over! Your son is beautiful!
I can't wait to see more pictures and hear all of the details!!
Little A is so lucky - you both look beyond happy!

Shawna said...


Welcome to the wonderful word of being mamas!

Enjoy your new son.

J said...

Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful!
And I love the little Sparty hat!

Ali said...

Oh, we are sooo happy for you all!!! We have been thinking about you and checking all day to get an update. He is so beautiful!! Can't wait to hear and see more.


Sarah said...

Go Green! Go White! Go Baby!
Congratulations on your little Spartan--I'm so happy for all of you!

Carey said...

Yeah!! Welcome to the world little one... Congrats Mamas!!! I'm so happy for you guys!

N said...

From somebody who's been lurking...


What better reason to come out of lurkerdom? :D

ajs4ever said...

Wow what a surprise!! I was so excited to see that gorgeous little man! Sounds like a really good birthing experience- I can't wait to hear more details! Congrats again!!!

Rachel said...

He's absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations! I'm so happy for both of you. And what a lucky guy to have you as his mommies.

Anonymous said...

He is beautiful. I am so happy for all 3 of you.

tbean said...

Happy tears. He is so precious. I'm so happy for you all. Welcome to the world, little man.

aspiring baker said...

Congratulations! I'm so very happy for you.

R said...

AMAZING!!! Just amazing!! Can't wait to see more pics!!

*G* said...

Welcome home Moms and beautiful baby A! Glad things went so well with the birth and that everyone is now home settling in. Enjoy these first few days as a family of three :)

Love the hat ;)

kyky7079 said...

I've looked at your blog for awhile now. We have some common blogs that we follow. I just wanted to say congratulations! I'm glad everyone is doing well & he is beautiful!

starrhillgirl said...

Hooray! He is so beautiful and I am so happy for y'all.

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Melody said...

Whoo-hoo!! Happy belated birthday, A.

Congrats, mommies!

Holly said...

We are so happy for you. Congratulations on your sweet little man.

bleu said...


Congrats so much. I am so over the moon for you both, for all of you.

I am so sorry I am so late in seeing this.


Oh smell that perfect lil head for me and drink it in.