Wednesday, April 11, 2012

He's Here! : )

Happy Days!  I could not have more joy if I was stuffed full of special dark chocolate and cream cheese coconut frosting (mmmm... Heaven!).

My precious baby is HERE, sweet peeps!  I am between feedings, so I'll make it brief ; )

I went in yesterday morning for my regular old non-stress test and appointment, and my contractions were down to eight minutes apart, and I was finally dilated to 1.5 cm!  ..So from there it went pretty quickly.  Dr. Gorman wasn't able to fit it in, so a relatively young/new doctor that was on call took over.  (that alone made me nervous!)  He had me go downstairs to the maternity ward, check in, and be monitored.  The plan was to watch me till 3:30 on the monitors and to do the c-section then (only doing it sooner if my contractions got closer together).  It wasn't 15 minutes, and they'd put in an IV, I'd talked with the anesthesiologist, met with the obstetrican about the c-section and the staples he'd use, and the next thing I knew...I was rolled down to the operating room, had a spinal block, and was ready!

Ches had run out to the van to get the camera, came back in, dressed in scrubs, and Carter joined us!  It was so fast.  (and I was thrilled and super nervous all at the same time!)  The doctor was rocking my body pushing to get Carter out of my tummy-and it's so unnerving to have things happen that you can't feel (or see!).

Carter Nicholas was born at 12:52pm, weighed 6 lbs. 6 oz, and measures 19 inches. : ) We are working on announcements, and I'll show you which one we picked at Tiny as soon as I get it proofed! : )

Here are a few pictures so far (and forgive me in may see far too many of them in the future too!):
My sweetie just born.  Check out that hair!

Yes, he's already hungry!

I made it, I made it, I made it!!

My bigger family!  And sissy is taking a turn holding Carter.

These are the sweetest kids!  They could not love their baby brother more, and I'm SO thankful!!

He is thrilled to not be the baby anymore!  (He may feel differently in a year or two...or a week!)

Be still my heart.

My view of this adorable child.  I'm so blessed!

We all have different opinions of who he looks like.

He says, thanks for joining us on the Carter Show!
Thank you SO much for all your sweet words and prayers along the way-we are ever grateful.  May God bless you too!


NikDuck said...

He is SO beautiful! Congratulations Momma!

Our Diabetic Warrior said...

What a blessing! You have such a beautiful family! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!

Stephanie said...

Oh, Holly, he is just gorgeous! You have such a beautiful family. My heart is bursting with happiness for you. And I love that nursing pic - I miss that so much!

Misty said...

So thankful that he is finally here. He is so handsome/precious :) Praying for you and your family..

Amy@Diapeepees said...

so happy to see him! you look great too!

Jen Snow said...

So happy!! He is precious! I know how long you've waited to hold this little guy. (wayy more than 9 months!) Just Beautiful!

Kendra said...

Oh LOVE!! Love him already!! He's perfect Holly and you look amazing too! Congratulations to the precious Jones family!! Please keep the Carter show is wonderful and sweet!!
So much love to you!!

Leigh said...

That makes me cry, Holly!! He is beautiful and I am so excited for you!! Love ya!!! Congratulations!!

Denise aka Mom of Bean said...

What a sweet, sweet blessing!
Sorry I'm late in congratulating you...I've been off in subbing land for the past week and important things like laundry and blogs and just getting their turn!!