Thursday, July 23, 2009

Our new addition.....

I am so excited to announce our new addition.... Jacob Ian Starkes was born on Sunday, the 19 of July. He was born at 4:50 in the morning after a smooth, and in my mind, an ideal delivery. He weighed 6.15 lbs and was 19 2/1 inches long. He has dark blond hair, which looks golden, almost red when it is wet. Jacob was the 9th baby born in the new OB unit of the Hospital. Everything was so nice, new and clean. I am happy it was done just in time for our little guy!!!

Here is my "freakin cool" hubby on Saturday night. He was so proud of what he wrote under the family comments. What was REALLY funny is when he fail asleep and my labor nurse erased "cool "and wrote "asleep" in its place, with an arrow pointing to him. We were both trying to get some sleep at that point because my epidural was going strong and I was feeling good.

Here is our little guy. I was so excited to see him. I was also shocked that everything turned out so EASY! I had painful contractions for about 8 hours before my epidural.... but I didn't have one contraction that was so painful that I couldn't talk, walk or laugh through it. Then when pushing time came, it only took four contractions to get him here. He did have the cord wrapped around his neck, really tight. Which could have contributed to the problems he had after delivery (I'll get into those problems in my next post..... so stay tuned).