Monday, September 7, 2009

Introducing our new baby!

After five hours of active labor Sunday, we welcomed our new son into our home from the comfort of our own home.
It was amazing.

While we have yet to pick a name for the little guy, here are some quick stats:

He was born at 8:51 p.m. He was 7 pounds, 14 ounces and 20 inches long. He had a great latch from the beginning, and he's been nursing very well.

He also just gave his mommy his first smile this morning after being awake for most of the night.

We are totally smitten with our new little guy, and his big brother, who was asleep at Grandma and Buba's during labor and delivery will meet him this afternoon after he has waffles with his grandparents. When I talked to the toddler on the phone, though, and I told him baby brother arrived and we needed to celebrate his birthday, the toddler promptly announced we needed cake, ice cream and presents.
But it seems like this little bundle was present enough.
I will be sure to post about the actual birth sometime within the next two days.

12 comments:

  1. Yay, so glad everything went well! And FAST, 5 hours WOW! Can't wait to hear the story and his name. Rest well!

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  2. Oh, Hy, congrats to you and your whole family. How exciting. I am so happy for you. Let me know if there is anything at all that I can do for you! I can't wait to meet your new little man.

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  3. I agree with Sally- 5 hours is fast! Congrats on the fast delivery and of course on the precious baby boy you now have in your lives. Enjoy him!

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  4. Way to go! Big congratulations to all of you. Another boy...yay! Really looking forward to hearing about the obvious success of your home birth!!!!!!

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  5. Yahooooooo!!!! This is wonderful news! I'm so happy for all of you, and glad everyone's healthy. I don't know, though; I might be with the Toddler on this one: a birthday party is in order!

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  6. And so it begins...life with 2 boys will be fabulous, I promise!!! Congratulations!

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  7. congratulations! he is absolutely precious. i agree with your little guy, cake and presents are in order.

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  8. CONGRATULATIONS!! :) He's beautiful!! I'm so thrilled for you, and so happy you were able to have your homebirth!

    Give him a squeeze for all of your readers :)

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  9. Oh yay! congrats on the new addition. I can't wait to hear the birth story -- and see more pictures. Enjoy the reunion with the whole family :) And yay you for it all working out! (Plus an extra day at home with your husband due to Labor Day -- although how appropriate could have that been?)

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  10. Aaah! That's what I get for leaving for two weeks! Congrats to you all, he is beautiful!!

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