Sunday, February 6, 2011

He is Here!

Leo Athanasius arrived on 2/4/2011 at 12:25 am, weighing in at 7 pounds and 7.5 ounces and 20 3/4 inches long. Congratulations, Robert F. on coming closest to guessing Leo's arrival. I'll be sending your Amazon gift certificate to your mum's email this week.

So how does one go about writing a birth story that doesn't contain TMI and yet contains enough info to appease those who love reading birth stories? I'll give it a whirl. Water broke at 3 pm, the birth center allowed me to stay home and go about my business and allow labor to start naturally. I made dinner, ate dinner with my family, relaxed and waited for contractions to start, which they did at about 6 pm. At 8 pm I watched Wipeout with my family and laughed my head off. Contractions at that point were 20 minutes apart and not too intense. By 10:30 they were 8 minutes apart and beginning to hurt, so we called the midwife and were out the door to the birthing center by 11:15. During the short 25 minute drive, contractions increased in intensity and frequency to about 3 minutes apart. Wingnut was beginning to sweat it, and so was I. I hadn't expected for things to be moving so fast. We arrived at 11:45, were checked in, and by midnight I was in the jacuzzi, 5 contractions and one "You're asking me how to spell that now? Are you kidding me? Don't you think we should have had that figured out before I went into labor?" later and Leo was born. We stayed for exactly 4 hours and then headed home to finish the night in our own bed. It was by far the quickest, easiest, most natural, and least stressful birth experience I've ever had. I still wouldn't say I'm ready to do it again anytime soon! LOL!

I'm sure you'll forgive me if I continue to slack in posting regularly. I tend to spoil my babies, and Leo will be no exception. We are all smitten and looking forward to showering him with love and attention.
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10 comments:

Party of Nine said...

Oh my. That picture! His face! Leo is absolutely beautiful :) Congratulations to you, Wingnut, and all of the Half a Dozen and More Productions. Sounds like a beautiful birth. Would love to know who caught Leo. You are truly blessed!!

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U w/ Sem said...

Congrats!! We are praying for you all.
U

Dawn said...

What a wonderful birth story! He's absolutely darling!

Sarah Oldham said...

He looks like a little JP, if you don't mind my saying. There's always the family resemblance, but he does favour his oldest brother, I think. Very handsome! Congratulations - we're so very happy for you all.

Katie said...

Congrats! He is so beautiful and it sounds like you had a wonderful birth experience!

Michelle said...

Welcome to the world, Leo. You are a cutie.

Walt said...

Hey Mau!!!

Welcome to the fam TP...El Tigre Pequeno (StatNut didn't like Little Tiger or LT so I'm going with the espanol version...I'm his uncle it is within my rights to come up with any nickname I want...don't like it take me to court! By the way I have a great Lawyer who goes by the name of J. Noble Daggot!!!!)

Love ya Mau!

YourBro and an Uncle of a dozen!!!

Ute said...

Congratulations! Sounds like everything went great. I'm very happy for you!

aka the Mom said...

He's absolutely perfect! I just want to smoosh his cheeks.

And I love, love, love his name.