Monday, June 28, 2010

It's A Boy!

Rob and I arrived at the hospital at 9AM on Friday. We checked in, got our room, I got my IV and a TON of fluids, my midwife came and shortly I was being walked down to surgery. It was a fascinating experience though I would have rather just been a fly on the wall. I got my spinal, a process that is greatly effected by gravity interestingly enough, a big drape goes up so I can't see and Rob comes in and before we know it the anesthesiologist announces that 80% of those who voted in my little poll were wrong - it's a boy.

We have a little Elias Robert in our midst at 10lb 7.4oz (Gideon was 10lb 6.8oz) and 21 1/2 inches long. He only cried for a minute. Maybe not even that long. After that he cooed and sighed and made contented little noises. They quickly get him wiped down and wrapped up and then Rob got to bring him to me. We all got to visit while the doctor took care of me.

My sweet boy only minutes old.

Shortly after I'm all stitched up we're all back in the room and I get to hold him. The next few days are a blur of bonding and feeding and visitors. This afternoon we got to come home but not without stopping for a yummy sandwich and a shopping trip at Target. Gabe, Zion and Gideon are staying with Jamie for a few days while we settle in. A few more days' healing for me and some quiet for us and some fun for them.

I have a lot more pictures and will post more soon. Ta ta for now.


Tiffany said...

Congratulations Julie! He is beautiful! I know how hard it hurts the heart to have to have a c-section when you just really, really want to give birth the way our bodies were "meant" to do it. But you had a great attitude and spirit about it all. He is a handsome little man and I'm so proud of you! Good job and yay! Can't wait to see more pics. Praying for your healing.

woolandchocolate said...

He is so beautiful! Congratulations!

Rachel@just another day in paradise said...

congratulations!!! He's adorable!!!

Jessy said...

He is so beautiful, Julie!

I can't wait to meet him!

The Schueler Family said...

What a precious young man. Congrats once again!

Peter and Abby said...

Yay! He's here! Congrats - he's sooo cute!

Marfa said...

What a sweet baby boy...I'm so happy for you!!!