Wednesday, March 9, 2011

THREE kids and a minivan

Today has been a long day. True, it was only six hours of labor top to bottom, but I'm so tired. We got here about 8am, and they started Kelli on her Pitosin drip about 9am. She started having contractions pretty quickly after that, and about noon was begging for the epidural. They kept putting her off, saying that she wasn't far enough along yet, and they didn't want it to wear off. She tried to tell them over and over things were progressing faster than that. When the anesthesiologist showed up, she was only able to get half the epidural in before Kelli had to start pushing. Three big pushes and she was done. It all happened so fast, that I hardly remember the sequence. All I know is that when he came out, I started bawling. Hence, the red runny nose. I do remember being struck by how cute he was, right from the start. These pictures just don't do him justice.











Right now, I'm completely exhausted. I'll post more tomorrow, I promise. I'm still a little shell-shocked, but completely in love. Just the best day ever.

Elisa

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15 comments:

Jo said...

I'm am so happy for you, Mommy and Daddy! I am typing this through tears! He is perfect! Congratulations! We can hardly wait to see him in person! Get some rest! Love ya!

Sofia L said...

Wow!! We are so happy and excited for you guys!

Heather said...

Oh Elisa, he is BEEEEAAUUTIFUL!! blink, blink,blink. I'm a teary-eyed for you guys. How over the moon wonderful...

leah said...

BEST DAY EVER!!!! No Kidding!!!! :) It will likely remain the best day ever for the rest of your life, if the birth of your first-born leaves an impression on you like it did on me. :) SO SO happy for you!!!

Catherine said...

I am just ecstatic for you both, Elisa! This is the best day ever!!! So super happy that Jack is here. What's another word for being completely excited for you? This is amazing!!!

Suebee said...

So, so wonderful. Wouldn't want you to cry alone so I will join you via blog. Love you all three of you.

Copes said...

Daddy and Mommy, The most beautiful words I will get to type to you today!!! :)
You are in LOVE and it just gets better, oh by the way you think you are tired now :)
We are sooo happy for you, and can't wait to meet this little guy (LOVE the chunky cheeks)
Love the Copes

Katie C. said...

So thrilled for you, and can't wait to meet little man Jack. What a miracle it is to see your child come into the world, isn't it? SO happy for you!!!!

cat said...

He's so perfect! And I think he favors Daron a little bit.

Three Little Brown Kids said...

Wow!

Eva said...

I am fighting back tears too! But i am at school and can't break down. So VERY VERY happy for you both...can't WAIT to meet the wee one!

Kasey Q said...

So wonderful. I'm glad the day has finally arrived. Parenthood fits you both so well.

Erin said...

Leah's right...there is something about seeing your first born! I'm beyond thrilled for you guys and I love your red, runny nose! THAT is love, my friend!

Shelly said...

I am so very excited for you both...Congratulations!! He is beautiful...and so were you!! I so wish I lived closer...I just want to eat him up...enjoy every minute..you all so deserve this happiness...xoxo

Heather McKeon said...

Congratulations!! It's all already been said - but I had to put my 2 cents in too. Can't wait to meet him.