Monday, May 21, 2007


Well, his FEET anyway! Aren't they cute??? Here's the whole image:

This was the day we brought him home from the Hospital. I really am not one to get into squicky details about births (sorry, Laura!) but can I just say it was rather harrowing this time? I usually get the epidural and the whole thing turns into a party--but this time was rather...different.

I guess I should have clued in when the nurse had to do my least favorite part--the IV--TWICE. OUCH. Then, I started to get nervous (and just plain mad!) when the anesthesiologist had to stick me not once, not twice, but FIVE times with the numbing needle AND the crochet needle in my back before he got the "right" spot. So I was stuck a total of TEN TIMES. Ugh.

Then, the epidural catheter came out of my back at some point (lets just say I had to move a lot at the end) and I started feeling EVERYTHING. So I was basically giving birth au naturel at the end, and I was not happy. I felt everything, the last ten contractions or so. And yes, pushing out a nine pound baby was not something I was used to feeling.
ANYWAY, he's here and he's a cutie and we have decided to keep him! He was born May 10th (yes, same bday as Thing Two) and I am completely sleep deprived and worn out but feeling very blessed.
Here's a couple more:
I caught him in his swing--with eyes open. :-)

He loves to stare at his dog--and yes, Mommy put mismatched socks on his hands! THE HORROR! (He likes to claw his face, in case you wondered)

So, I posted pics of my kid. Yeah, I broke my own rules, but I figure he won't look like this for long. I hope everyone has a good week! I'm too tired to write much else!



Jennifer said...

He is beautiful, Lara!!!!

Ann said...

Absolutely adorable!!!

Anonymous said...

AWWWWW! He's so cute!!! Congratulations!

Michelle Miles said...

OH!!! Does he smell like a baby? Is his little head soft and sweet and do you love so much to kiss it???? He's beautiful!!!!!! I love babies. hehe

Anonymous said...

He's a cutie, Lara, and I definitely see a resemblance. Congratulations to all!!!


Lowa said...

He is gorgeous.

Like, he looks like royalty or something to me. Seriously.

He is so nice and fair and perfect looking. I so appreciate you breaking your rule and posting pictures. You are right. With babies it is different.

That was a great description of the birth. Totally detailed enough for me:) I am sorry that happened to you. I can't stand epidurals and that is why I don't bother with them. Had one with Jock and swore never again. Them sticking me in the spine and stuff was far worse than just toughing out the labour.

Hope you heal up nicely and enjoy that little bundle of sweetness. I LOVE when they turn their little head toward anything and try to suck. Enjoy that baby breath, man that is some GOOD STUFF!

Anonymous said...

He's adorable.

He's HUGE!


What a sweetheart.

Hope you're feeling better.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, Lara! Congratulations, d:)