Thursday, July 23, 2009

He's here!



Well, baby finally arrived!

AJ was born on Friday. He was 8lbs 11oz. He measured 19.5 inches, but we're not sure how accurate that is.. he had badly contracted legs due to his breech position. We can't straighten his legs, although John has been working with him lots and has made great improvements!

Obviously, the way things turned out was not how I envisioned this birth. I had such an awesome experience with Maddie's home birth, and the plan all along was to have this little boy at home too. Things didn't work out that way.. AJ was breech, I never went into labor, I was fully dilated for weeks.. in the end a c-section is what happened.

To be honest, c-section SUCKS. I would choose home birth, or at least vaginal birth, ANY day over a c-section for a hundred different reasons. I took an hour to mourn, though, how things went. And then I moved on and was grateful for how things turned out. I have a beautiful, healthy, brand new baby boy, and THAT is what is most important of all!!

Maddie is a little cautious of her new little brother, especially when he cries. She gets worried and calls for me when he cries. She's quite generous with the kisses though, and she loves to pet his soft head!

P.S. Happy 3 year anniversary to the most amazing man in the entire world. I would not be who I am today if you hadn't come into my life. I love you so much, my husband.

8 comments:

Marla said...

HE IS SO PERFECT B!!! SO HAPPY FOR YOU!! AREN'T ALL BABIES LEGS A LITTLE CURLED WHEN THEY ARE FIRST BORN ?? I THINK MINE WERE!! CONGRATULATIONS... HE IS HERE YAY AND HE IS SO SWEET!! HOPE U RECOVER QUICKLY!

Queen B said...

yay! He is adorable! I'm so glad he's finally out, no matter the way :)

Jen Abreut said...

Congrats Sutton Family! That little boy is adorable and so lucky to have a perfect family!!

KFuj said...

Congrats on the new baby. I will send out the postcard from Disneyland soon. Do you want it to Maddie and AJ or Andrew?

Paula said...

ooohhhh! Congratulations! He is adorable. And you are so very right. Even though he didn't come the route you wanted, in this case, the destination is far more important.

Jane: a female given name of English origin said...

So cute!!! Congratulations to all of you

Diane said...

Congratulations!

Andrea said...

Congratulations! So happy for all of you and I hope for an easy recovery for Mom!