Saturday, November 29, 2008

Jackson Cole is here!

He arrived Wednesday at 2:45pm, after 9 hours of labor and 30 minutes of pushing. Cole was 9lbs. 4oz, 21 1/4 in. long, and he has dark hair! I will write out an extended birth story soon...I went into labor on my own early Wed. morning, and the birth was without any interventions or medication. Don't ask me right now whether I'd do it again LOL - but we're just delighted that God saw fit to answer our requests as He did! The recovery so far, compared to the cesarean, has been great. I couldn't believe I could walk after just 5-6 hours, and took a shower the next day...

Cole is a good-natured baby so far. Very alert, laid-back, easy-to-please (mama milk and a clean diaper!). Graeme is fascinated by his baby brother. He likes to give him kisses and is very gentle with him. He also is enjoying nursing! I feel a bit like a milk-machine right now, but I know we'll all settle into a routine soon. Graeme really impressed us with how well he responded to everything...he rose to the occasion like the big boy he is.

Enough chat - some pictures!




9 comments:

Nikki said...

Congratulations! I'm glad things went the way you were hoping they would.

Laura said...

Way to go Amanda!!! Cole is a cutie. :) I can't wait to read your birth story, but take your time. You've got more important things to do than post your birth story. :) I can't believe how grown up Graeme looks. He probably seems huge to you now. I'm glad everything is going so well!

Katy said...

Hooray Amanda! I'm so happy for you and your family! He is such a big, beautiful baby! :)

Jon and Sarah said...

Congratulations! I was praying that you would go into labor on your own! So glad you had a successful VBAC!

AudreyAA said...

So glad you were able to VBAC and you are recovering well. Enjoy that little one.

I"ll be thinking of you.

Emily said...

Praise the Lord. I am glad everything went well. I remember nursing my 21 month old right after I nursed my newborn for the first time. Maggie seemed soooo much bigger than she did before the baby was born. Enjoy these moments. They are truly priceless.

PS Is your husband active Army or NG or Army reserves????

IF said...

YEAH!! what an answer to prayers!! That is so wonderful and he is adorable!!! I am so happy for you!!!!!!!!

Amanda said...

Thanks for the congrats and prayers, everyone!

Graeme does seem SOO much bigger to me now! Emily, like you said, when I switch from nursing Cole to nursing Graeme, Graeme seems like a giant LOL!

Emily - Mark is in the Marines - he went through Officer Candidate School this summer and got commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in August! So we're here in VA while he gets his 6mo. infantry training, and then he is headed to flight school to be a pilot.

AdamKristiAubrey said...

Congratulations, Amanda! Adorable pictures!!