James Timothy’s Birth

Last week my son James Timothy was born to me and my wife Angela.  Janurary 28th, 2009 at 12:11 pm.  We actually got to the hospital on Monday so that she could be induced but by Wednesday morning it wasn’t happening and that’s about the time we decided a C-section may be the best way to go.

Shortly after noon we found out that was probably the best decision when all 10lbs 2.4ozs  of James Timothy came screaming out to the outside world.  The doc said the 16.5 inch shoulders probably would not have passed anyway and that his 14.5 inch head wasn’t even hardly under the pelvic bone like it should have been.

He was received with much fanfare once we got back to our room where everyone was waiting.  They were all quickly kicked out though, or more precisely since they had already came out to the hallway to see the baby, were left out as we went into the room.  We spent about an hour and a half getting Angela back to feeling ok and feeding the baby.

We had to spend the next 3 days in the hospital learning the massive amounts of information they throw at you.  The best story out of this is the night when the baby finally pooped Angi couldn’t really get out of bed so I had to do the diapers.  I started to take it off and all I could say was “Call the nurse.”  Luckily she was seconds away and came in to give me a hand because that first poopy diaper was by far the worst we’ve had yet.  Although he is starting to get quite a bit more gassy and a little smelly.  It’s all down hill from here in the odor department I suppose.

We’ve been out of the hospital for a few nights now and we are definitely making this all up as we go and doing the best job we can which happens to be a great job if I say so myself 😉

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Angi’s take on the Ultrasound

I really just want to plug my wife’s blog here and what she had to say about the ultrasound.  She goes into a lot more detail whereas I just posted pictures basically.  She didn’t have any pictures though.  Maybe we should be a writing team 😉  So check out her post “I am having a Skelator!” and learn all the details I wasn’t able to fill you in on because I’m just a dumb man.

Ultrasound Pictures

My wife had her ultrasound today and everything looks normal.  We (she) didn’t want to find out the sex of the baby so I guess you’ll all find out in January just like us.  I made sure to drive extra crazy on the way to the doctor to make sure the baby would be awake and it was moving all around and waving and smiling at us.  At least that’s what it looked like to me.  Of course we were able to see the heart much better this time.  It really stands out since it is beating at like 140bpm so you can see it real well.  We saw the spine, kidneys, brain, belly, etc… Two hand and two feet, 4 chamber heart, and like I said, everything seems normal.  So without further ado here are some pictures:

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Smiling Face

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Feet

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