Saturday, October 10, 2009

Introducing Jacob

Jacob Daniel Bird
9 lbs. 6 oz.
22" long
First cuddles together, moments after birth
the proud papa
The happy mama
The excited biggest brother
The reluctant big brother (he preferred reading "The Little Engine that Could"
to meeting Jacob.)
Hugs and Kisses from Jonah

Thanks to those who left well-wishes after my last post. As you might imagine, life has been much like a whirlwind since I last blogged! Here's a recap of events:
I had my 39 week appointment last Monday, at which time my dr., my husband, and I decided it was best to induce. He said we could come in at midnight that night to begin the process, and he predicted I would be holding the baby by lunchtime the following day. We dropped the boys off with their grandparents so we could get some rest before heading to the hospital. (Though who can sleep when there is so much excitement and anticipation, I don't know.)
Scott and I arrived at the hospital at midnight and got checked in and paperwork signed. The pitocin drip was started at about 1:30 a.m. Given my history of a quick delivery with my 2nd (about 2 hours from start to finish) my dr. instructed the nurses to watch very carefully and go slowly with the pitocin. I don't remember what time the contractions started, but they were not very painful and I could rest in between them, drifting in and out of sleep until about 4:00 a.m. when they were coming regularly. By 5:00 a.m., I was in a true labor pattern, having to concentrate through each contraction. Scott was a great labor coach, doing just what I needed at just the right time. At 7:24 a.m., baby Jacob Daniel Bird was born. He is a blessing and we are rejoicing in God's gift to us!

Thanks for looking/reading!


Loopylou!! said...

awwwwwww, welcome Jacob and congratulations to you all,and omgoodness, how calm and relaxed do you loook in that piture of you and jacob having snuggles moments after the birth?!!xxxxxx

Kaye's Crafty Place said...

Congratulations to you all. He is adorable. Sounds like things went as well as can be expected.

Kaye x

Sandy said...

Awwwww Congrats...he is precious...thanx for sharing such a lovely moment with us...wonderful pix!