Sunday, July 09, 2006

First photos....

Here are a few first photos of Jonathan. It has been a very long day. Last night, I had some light contractions, but I thought they were a false alarm. We went for a walk and then off to bed. We finally got to sleep at 2am or so, setting the alarm for 10:30 so that we could head to church. At around 3am or so, I started to feel strong contractions off and on every 20 mins or so. At around 5am, I woke David up and we started to time the contractions and downtime in between. They started to increase in intensity until I was barely able to move. We headed into the hospital at 10am, and at that point, it was clear that I was going to give birth today. The nurses at the hospital said that it takes 24 to 36 hours for a first time mother with 2 to 3 hours of pushing. I was already exhausted, and the thought of another 12 to 24 hours was daunting. I got the epidural, and finally the pain eased up. At around noon, the contractions were slowing so they gave me some drugs to speed things up. At about 3, to everyone's surprise, I was ready to start pushing. It was a surreal experience to not be able to feel half your body and be expected to push a baby out. But after 45 mins, it was clear that the baby was in distress. So one minute, I was looking at another hour or two of labor, and the next minute, someone was holding up a baby across the room. It turns out the doctor did a quick cut and pulled him out with a vacuum pump. Jonathan is perfect. I bet every mother feels that way, but I am sure I am right. I am so glad to finally meet him. One minute he was in my tummy, and the next minute, he was in his daddy's arms. I am so tired, but happy to finally meet my little guy. The journey was long and difficult, but seeing his little face and hugging him was well worth it. Just don't ask me to do this again... Posted by Picasa

16 Comments:

Blogger Corinnexxx said...

YEAH! huge congratulations with your wonderful and beautiful baby boy. Love his name! and hopefully everything goes wel from here, enjoy!!

corinnexxx

7/10/2006 03:43:00 AM  
Blogger Shirley said...

Congratulations to you all! Jonathan is beautiful!

7/10/2006 03:48:00 AM  
Blogger Becca said...

Congratulations--Jonathan IS perfect, as far as I can tell!

Enjoy this new time as a family--welcome to the world, Jonathan!

xoxo,
Becca

7/10/2006 05:21:00 AM  
Blogger Ursula Page said...

May May!!! He is GORGEOUS!!! Congratulations!!!!

7/10/2006 05:41:00 AM  
Blogger ~Donna~ said...

Congratulations on a gorgeous boy!!

7/10/2006 07:38:00 AM  
Blogger judi said...

Congratulation, Deb! Welcome little Jonathan :)

7/10/2006 07:41:00 AM  
Blogger Cindy S. said...

He's BEAUTIFUL!! Congrats Deb and David!!

7/10/2006 09:22:00 AM  
Blogger Claude said...

Deb, what a beautiful baby! Congrats to you! And trust me, you'll forget about the birthing pain and exhaustion, and will want to do it again!

7/10/2006 09:47:00 AM  
Blogger Heather M. said...

He is beautiful! And you look amazing, Deb! Congratulations! I love the name (it's my DH's name as well)!

7/10/2006 10:02:00 AM  
Blogger jonesephus said...

Congrats!!!! He's beautiful, and I am sure it feels wonderful to finally have him in your arms!!! :)

7/10/2006 10:45:00 AM  
Blogger joy madison said...

WELCOME to this world sweet Jonathan!

7/12/2006 01:09:00 AM  
Blogger Joanna Bolick said...

Congratulations!! He is adorable!!! Take it easy as you recover, okay, and kiss that sweet face as much as possible!

7/12/2006 01:42:00 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

congratulations! so glad to hear that the delivery went well. may God continue to bless you and guide you!

7/12/2006 10:05:00 PM  
Blogger arlsmom said...

Congratulations...he is beautiful!

Love all your new products too.

How exciting to see two of your projects taking off at the same time!

Best of luck to you all.

Lynda

7/13/2006 11:32:00 AM  
Blogger davohuang said...

Congrats and God bless!

davohuang

7/13/2006 12:35:00 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

so beautiful! great job mom!

huge contratulations to you and your family@

7/13/2006 01:41:00 PM  

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