Monday, May 5, 2008

Amazed.




Julian Randall was born at 11:01 p.m. on Thursday, May 1st weighing 8 lbs, 8 oz. and measuring 20 inches long.

I hope to write out his entire birth story this afternoon, after we take my parents back to the airport - but the short of it is -

planned natural labor with no pain medicine - ended up blissfully happy with an epidural and have no regrets whatsoever about it...
extensive episotomy and very, very painful stitches (three cuts necessary to get him out)
an hour and a half of pushing
the doctors were contemplating a hysterectomy after - as I couldn't stop bleeding
we stayed at the hospital exactly 24 hours after his birth

I'm exhausted, but happier than I've ever been in my entire life.

18 comments:

Shinny said...

Congratulations!!! I am so happy that you finally have your son in your arms. He is just lovely.

Please do email your address so I can send you something for the little darling. *shinnyl@excite.com*

I can't believe you were home after 24 hours. You are super Mommy!

Leah said...

Congratulations! I have been following your blog for awhile and I am so happy for you! Soak up every little thing, every moment with him! They grow up to fast.

daysgoby said...

OH BABY!

He's loverly, but you knew that....

So glad he's finally here!

Jen said...

Congratulations! He is just perfect.

PiquantMolly said...

Hooorayy!!

Oh, I'm so happy for you three!

Vacant Uterus said...

He's beautiful, April! I'm so happy for you that you finally have your dream.

It sounds like your deilvery was rougher than you anticipated; I'm surprised and wowed that you were home 24 hours afterwards. You are amazing!

Al said...

A beautiful, beautiful baby. Many congratulations!

Lala said...

ya! Welcome Julian! It's lovely thah you're here safe and sound.

dee said...

Oh, April, he's gorgeous.

So glad that all went well and that you're enjoying your newest family member.

Congrats to you and Patrick!

Jenn said...

Oh, Congratulations! He's beautiful.

Mom to 4 said...

He is gorgeous! Congrats to you and your family. I'm glad all is well and I hope all goes smoothly now that you are home. (At least for a little while). :)

Cricket said...

April,
He's gorgeous. And worth the wait, I'm sure. You three enjoy each other.

orodemniades said...

Aww, he's lovely!!

triLcat said...

Congratulations! He's beautiful.

Wishing you an easy and speedy recovery!

OvaGirl said...

Randomly happened here (but then nothing on the internet is ever random, not really). Congratulations he is absolutely beautiful. It's Mothers Day today in Australia. Happy first Mothers day to you...

Nic said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful little boy!

Lala said...

Hey April. He's a month old now. let us know how it's going for you.

Mom to 4 said...

Congrats! I just found your blog, and he is gorgeous! Hope all is well, since it's been so long since you updated. I know things are crazy. Hopefully by now things are settling down some.