Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Our New Little Bean

I am so happy that our little baby is finally here!  We could not be happier, it feels so great to be home with him!  Here's the story!

Friday morning I was off to the hospital super early!  Here's a look at my belly before we left the house...it wasn't as big as when I was pregnant with Jordan, but it did feel big!  

I was induced, so when we got to the hospital they got me all hooked up and started the Pitocin.  This picture was after the contractions were going and I had asked for an epidural...hence, the smile on my face.  You can see the strap with the monitor on my belly to watch the baby's heartrate.  I loved being able to hear it loud and strong throughout the whole thing.  The baby was moving a lot even thoroughout everything going on!

Here's a picture of Chad, too!  He was happy that the baby was coming!!!

After I had my epidural I didn't feel much until 10:00 a.m. when I started to feel some pressure, like a really faint contraction.  When I had Jordan, that meant the contractions were really, super, strong and he was ready to be born.  I kept telling the nurse when I would feel a really strong contraction and then the doctor came in to check me...and basically told me not to cough because the baby was ready to come out!  
Chad was laughing at me because I was so calm and laughing...they weren't too excited that I was laughing because the doctor was still getting all ready.  At last, they were set and we waited for a contraction, I pushed once and the head came out...then the baby just kind of slipped out!  It was crazy!  I still cannot believe how insanely easy it was.  I had a pretty easy delivery with Jordan, but you could barely even call this a delivery.  
This is the baby right after coming out!  Here HE is!  It's a boy!  Daniel Heath, born July 2nd at 10:51 a.m.  He was 7 pounds, 13 ounces and 20 inches long.  

Being weighed after he was cleaned up!
Proud Daddy!!!!
Proud Mommy!!!!


Laura said...

Ah Jen I'm so happy for you! He is an absolute dream. I'm so impressed you are already home and blogging. You are simply amazing. And hello? Awesome delivery. I'm so glad it went so smoothly. Didn't you love being induced? I loved it. It was so nice to plan everything out and be totally ready for the big day. Congratulations again and again. He's beautiful and we are so happy for you guys.

Mrs.Mom said...

How blessed you are to have had such a great delivery! I can only hope my 2nd goes that smoothly! I'm so excited for you! Congratulations again! :)

Emily Jane said...

I am so so happy for you, and yay for such an awesome delivery! I adore that pic of Danny smiling in your arms :) Congratulations!!!

Erin said...

He is so beautiful! I'm so glad that the delivery went so smoothly. :)

Kristi said...

I am so happy for you!!!! I can't believe I havent been on and missed that you were being induced!!! I am so happy everything is healthy and everythign went really smooth!!! What a cutie he is!

Kathy Lou said...

You did an amazing job, and he is a beautiful little boy. I am so happy for you and Chad!

Laraf123 said...

I'm so glad it was an easy delivery. He is beautiful and Chad truly is a proud, beaming daddy. Congratulations! Enjoy your new, bigger family!