Monday, October 6, 2008

The Little Guy Has Arrived!

Hey Everyone!
I know that a lot of you have been long awaiting this blog. Our little guy has arrived at last! I had him Saturday at 5:57 p.m. at St. Mark's hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz. and he is 19 1/2 inches long (the half inch includes the cone head I think:)). I went into labor at about 3:30 in the morning the night before and was redeemed by an epidural at 10:30 that morning, so yes I did go through at least 6 hours of contractions and I totally wasn't against making them disappear (disappear in my mind at least). It was great, but it did slow down the contractions for awhile and we worried that I might be headed for a C-section, but lo and behold I finally dilated to where I needed to be by about 4:30 that afternoon. Even though I had an epidural, it was a lot of work pushing the baby out! He was turned sideways in the birth canal, so that made it a bit more difficult, but thanks to my cheerleaders (mom, sisters, husband (nearly passed out in the corner), and a wonderful nurse and doctor) we were able to get him out in about an hour and a half. Cone head and all, we are absolutely in love with our little man. He has a cute little button nose and tons of dark hair that sticks out everywhere! A lot of people have commented that it looks like he has a mullet, but I don't see it, at least I don't want to think of my baby as having a mullet:( Anyway, we feel so blessed to have this special little guy in our family and I love being a Mom already. I wouldn't want to be anything else right now. I will post more as I get more time! I'm finding out real quick how fast life can change, but I love this change.
p.s. Sorry about the sideways pic. I couldn't figure out how to delete it from the post and I really didn't want to right the whole thing over again to switch it out, but I'm sure everyone can still get a good look at him:)

25 comments:

-Seth and Emry Gubler- said...

I'm so excited for you! Michelle, you will be a wonderful mother. I've been checking your blog every day. I'm so glad your little bundle of joy is here. In the coming weeks give me a call- I'd love to chat. Take it easy- everything else can wait.

The Chynoweth Family said...

Congratulations! Klay asked me last night if you guys had had your baby and i told him that I would check your blog today to see and you did! He is adorable! We are happy that everything went well and he is here!

Clay and Jessica Brown said...

Congrats! I hope that things continue to go well for you! He's a cute lil' guy!

Jess :D

adamkristalee said...

Yeah! I am WAY excited for you! How was the labor and delivery? If you get a chance I would love to hear more details. I'm really weird about wanting to hear every detail about people's labor and delivery since I'm going to be doing it in 7 weeks. I love the name that you guys chose. Your little boy is SO cute! :)

Scott and Andrea said...

Congratulations! He's such a cute little boy! I'm glad everything went well for you!

Joslyn said...

Yay! Congrats you guys! Having a baby is so exciting!

P.S. I'm impressed that you already have a post up! :)

Beth said...

Hooray! He's finally here. And he is a handsome little guy! I wish you guys still lived here so I could come and see him. I hope you are both doing well. You will be wonderful parents.
Someone once gave me some good advice. They told me to enjoy being up in the middle of the night with your baby because there is just something special about it. I really did enjoy being up with my babies in the middle of the night. It was so peaceful, and it was just me and my baby bonding It really was Priceless! Enjoy every tiny little moment. They grow up way too fast. Anyway....enough rambling for now. You will be the cutest little mom! Good luck!!

Cherish said...

Congratulations! He is adorable. I love that feeling of having a baby for the first time and sloly feeling the huge change in your life and just absolutely loving the baby! Cherish every moment :)

The Askeroth Family said...

Oh, he is SO cute! He has lots of crazy hair just like Caleb did! I'm glad the delivery and everything went well...I laughed because I can totally picture Brannon nearly passing out in the corner, ha ha! You guys are going to be the best parents, he is such a lucky little guy. I can't wait to see more pictures. I hope the recovery and nursing are going well for you Michelle! When you get a chance, I need your address. If you don't want to post it on my blog you can email me. Tiffanyh2002@hotmail.com. Congrats guys!!!

Sylvia said...

Congrats!!! there is nothing like the amazing feeling of becoming a First time parent. Enjoy every little minute because they sure do grow up fast. By the way I'm one of Brannon's high school friends I'm so glad I found your blog.

Julie Young said...

Congrats! I am so excited for you guys. Brannon will make a cute little dad, and you will be an amazing mom!

The Felix Family said...

YAY!! Congrats!! I am so excited to finally hear he is here, and everything went well. He is dang cute, of course! Good luck with the adjustment. It's all worth it!

Jonathonandaudrey said...

Congratulations!! How exciting.. Being a mom is the best thing in the world.. Take a lot of pic's they grow really fast!

Megan said...

Congratulations! Damon and I hope for the best for you and your little guy! They grow up way fast so enjoy even the littlest things. Try to get some rest you'll both need it.

Veach said...

Congrats you guys, that is so exciting! You have the cutest little boy every. Glad the delivery went well and there were no complications. keep us posted!.... cause it's not like your going to be busy or anything!

The Jeffery Family said...

HE IS DARLING! I AM SO SO HAPPY FOR YOU GUYS! CONGRATS!

Bode & Taryn said...

Congrats! We're glad everything went good. You guys will make great parents! We're excited to see him!!

Andy & Alicia said...

YAY!! he is so cute! Good Job Michelle. That is such an impressive thing to do. Tell Bran congratulations from us!

Chad and Kelly Butler said...

Oh how exciting to finally have him here! Congrats! Life is so exciting! He's a cutie!

Ham, Dan and Kaylie said...

Yay!! Congrats! I've been checking your blog like everyday to see if you had him! You're right....even with an epidural, pushing the baby out is hard work huh! I also pushed for an hour and a half and I was exhausted. I hope you love being a mom. I just have one thing I need to tell you. If you are breastfeeding....be sure to give him a bottle as well. I learned the hard way and am now stuck with a stuborn baby who only wants the boob!!! Good luck! :)

Scott and Haley said...

Yipee! He is so darn cute. I know grandma Nielson was pacing around waiting for this little one to arrive, as I am sure were the parents. Congrats you two. Your life will never be the same but at the same time you won't remember what life was like without him!!!
He is so cute, I don't think Lilly will mind going for a younger man, he has good blood!:)

Rachael said...

Congratulations, the New Baby is Beautiful! We are thinking of you.

Jbone said...

That little Boy is Handsome! Good job, welcome to parenthood. We look forward to seeing all of you soon!

Brian and Megan DeMille said...

Hey I'm glad you guys got your little one here!we just started our blog and I saw you on someones list! Michelle I totally know how you felt pushing your little one out Gavin was sideways also and he was over eight pounds so it took me about two hours to get him out! If you are ever in Cedar give us a call!!!

Roger and Tammy Family said...

What a doll!!! I am so excited for you guys!! Enjoy every tired, exciting, frustrating moment because they go by so fast!!!