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Isaac James Welle!

October 7, 2009

Was born at 3:18am on Monday October 5th.  7 lbs 14 oz and 20.5 inches long.  Here he is at two days old in the middle of the night, courtesy of my cell phone camera.  He’s so cute!!

isaac day two

I’ll have to write a longer post about my labor later.  It was totally crazy – just under 4.5 hours total.  It started a little before 11pm on Sunday night. By 2am we decided to go to the hospital, my water broke on the way there,  and when we checked in (approx 15 minutes after leaving home) I was completely dilated, they could feel the baby’s head, and I was ready to push.  The nurses couldn’t believe it and were telling me to not push because they wanted to wait for the doctor to arrive!  40 minutes later Isaac was born naturally (no medication), although everything happened SO FAST that I don’t think I could’ve gotten medication even if I’d wanted it.  My doula almost didn’t make it to the hospital in time for his birth, she got there about 20 minutes from the end.  I didn’t even get checked in to the hospital with my hospital bracelet and consent form signed until after Isaac was born!

We’re all doing well now; got home yesterday afternoon.  Greta & the cats are both fascinated by him & slowly getting used to him, but prefer to leave the room when he really starts screaming.  Which he is very very good at.

More pics and info later.  For now we are just trying to get settled in and figure out how to do everything.  It’s definitely overwhelming!

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Lucia permalink
    October 7, 2009 10:16 am

    Yay, soooo exciting! Congrats! He is beautiful.

    Looking forward to the longer birthing blog. Should be as uncomfortable as reading about your mucus plug or your birth class instructor jokes 🙂

  2. Johanna permalink
    October 7, 2009 2:02 pm

    Oh how awesome and so fast! You lucky mama. He is so adorable. Hope your you guys have supportive people helping out =)

  3. Andrea permalink
    October 7, 2009 4:34 pm

    Wow, you go girl!! I’m so glad it went well. Looking forward to reading more posts!

  4. Aunt Susan permalink
    October 7, 2009 5:27 pm

    Isaac James is so ADORABLE! I already love him. Your delivery story sounds like mine with Lane. Born at 3:12 a.m., after 1.5 hours at the hospital!! That’s the way to do it!!
    Congratulations…he is very cute! 🙂

  5. GrandPapa permalink
    October 8, 2009 1:43 am

    Chinese Proverb: There is only one beautiful child in the world and every mother has it.

    PS – He really is a handsome little spud!

    GrandPapa DEE

  6. October 9, 2009 4:28 am

    Congratulations, Sarah!!

    We love your blog and have been checking every day (when we have a connection from our free-camps in Italy) to see if you’re a mama yet. I know we don’t “officially” know you, but we feel like we do, and we’re SO HAPPY for you! Way to go.

    Love to you and Jamie,

    Tara & Tyler

    PS: Isaac is ADORABLE.

  7. Emily & Sam permalink
    October 18, 2009 6:31 pm

    I love these–can’t wait to meet him (and see you guys).

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