Tuesday, August 31, 2010

He's Here


My water broke on Saturday afternoon. we had to head to the hospital for me to get some antibiotics I needed before he was born. Labor was VERY slow and painful until Sunday mid-morning when I could get my amazing, wonderful epidural. (don't judge!)
Smiling because I was told (Sunday night) that I could start pushing. This is the only "labor" pic I allowed. :)
After 4 hours of pushing- a few tears and a lot of questions like "are you sure he's coming?" "do you promise he's coming" and "can you get him out please???" Graham Bradley arrived. August 29, 2010 (Uncle Shawn's birthday!) 8 lbs 6.4 oz and 19/5 inches long.
We are still in the hospital because he's a bit jaundice and needs to stay under a light for the day/night, but we are planning on heading home tomorrow provided his numbers are lower!

We're thrilled with our little man and are so blessed. I'm feeling good and moving around quite well. Grace LOVED meeting him. She's headed up this afternoon again. I'll post pictures of their first meeting later.

7 comments:

Ruth said...

Shan, he is so beautiful! Great job!

Judy said...

CONGRATS!!! Great Job momma and dad!

Angie said...

YAY! Congrats! He looks so much like Grace :)

camilla said...

He is absolutely beautiful. He shares a birthday with Mercy, my second child. You look beautiful too!

Christi Overman said...

It's quite disgusting that you all look so great after labor. ;)

sunshiny said...

congratulations Shan! aren't epidurals the best?! :)

Jessica said...

YOu are so good at recording everything! I have SO enjoyed these posts! Loved reading your birth story too! Wish I could have been there to visit you in the hospital!! He is BEAUTIFUL! Hope the jaundice clears up soon so you can go home. LOVE, love you! jess