Monday, February 28, 2011

I'm in love...

Little Desmond was born at 3:46am on Friday, February 18th and I am smitten.

Brief overview:
My water broke at work on Thursday morning at about 10am (no worries, no embarrassing waterfall or ensuing puddles).
I walked to lunch with co-workers and had a nice hearty hamburger and fries in an effort to be sustained through labor (after responsibly checking in with the hospital labor and delivery triage of course).
Curt came and we went to the hospital after lunch.
...and I walked and walked and walked...
around the hospital in a gown to get contractions going.

I was at a 4 at 10:00pm
6 at midnight
8 at 1:00am
10 at 1:30am

But then the baby was turned a little funny so I got to push for almost two and a half hours.
Did I mention I didn't get an epidural? by choice?
I was so happy that that worked out.

Curt was great through the entire thing.  I almost squeezed his hands off I'm sure.

He was 8 pounds 5 ounces and 20 inches long.

And he's here, and adorable, and I love him.








...and I attempt to kiss his cheeks off daily.
Life is good.


15 comments:

Karalee Ann said...

Oh he is SO dang cute! Congrats Carmen! You did good!

Ashley said...

He really is adorable! That's AWESOME that you went natural! :D Congratuations!!!

Jen said...

Oh Carmen, I can't believe you went natural! The big question is, would you do it again? You're Superwoman. LOVE the name! He is such a cutie! Congrats!!!

Monica said...

Carmen you are a rockstar! Congratulations, he is one good looking little man! I'm glad everything went so well.

Carmen said...

@Jen - the answer to that question is yes, I want to go natural again. I liked having the feedback from my body as everything was happening.

@everyone - Thank you much!

Warren said...

You made my day!

Brock & Kim said...

Congrats! He is darling!

Alicia said...

He is darling. Good job, both of you! That sounds like a long day! But well worth it!

Sheena Chaston said...

Congrats! So excited for you!

Cindy said...

Well done Carmen and Curt--he IS adorable! We've been checking your blog for photos since we heard the news. Good luck in your new parental roles--we think that you'll be awesome parents!

Love Ya,
The Peatross Family

rasbros said...

Congrats! He is adorable! I am glad everything went well.

Carolyn said...

yay Carmen! He is so cute and it sounds like you did awesome! Congrats!

Julie M. said...

He is SO cute! Congrats you guys!

Casey and Kaydee said...

I can see why you love him so much... he is so dang cute!! GOOD JOB!!!

Casey and Kaydee said...

Oh, and by the way... good job having little baby on Ethan's birthday. Feb. 18th is a good day!!!

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