Monday, June 22, 2009

Nolan Robert is here!

We arrived at the hospital on Wednesday morning at 5 a.m. for a scheduled induction.  Based on our last ultrasound, Nolan was expected to be a big boy and if a normal delivery was going to happen, he needed to come as soon as possible.  After about 11 hours of painless labor (thanks to a wonderful epidural), I heard the nurse say, "turn on the baby warmer - it's time for her to push."  Nolan's head was 14 inches in diameter, so it took quite a bit of pushing before his entrace into the world.  After an hour and a half, he arrived just in time for Wednesday night church - 6:28 p.m.  Nolan weighed 8 lbs, 14 oz and was 20.5 inches long.  What a gift to be apart of such a wonderful miracle.  We'll forever treasure the first moment we laid eyes on our new son.  His big bright eyes and head full of blonde hair were a beautiful sight indeed.  Thank you God for a healthy baby and a safe delivery.  It's still hard to believe he's actually ours.

Jeremy's first moment with Nolan.  A few seconds later, Jeremy noticed the front of his shirt was soaked with pee.  Welcome to fatherhood!

First family photo

Sleeping soundly

Head full of blonde hair

Noley Poley is ready to go home

7 comments:

Allison said...

I have been anxiously awaiting this post, and it was definitely worth the wait! Congratulations to you and Jeremy. He is beautiful! We can't wait to meet him in person!! I love the peeing story:)

Lori said...

He is so cute!!! Congrats to you both!

Lisa said...

congrats hannah! he is sooooo cute! i LOVE the family picture! it is so cute how he is looking up at you guys! what is your email address?

Teresa said...

Hannah, all I can say is...YOU ARE THE WOMAN! It took me two hours of pushing to get Mary Katherine here and she only weighed 7# 10oz w/a 12" head! I hope you are resting and enjoying these first weeks...they will fly by! So proud for both of you>

Sara said...

yay Hannah! I love this post!!

Kristy said...

He's so precious! So glad he's finally here, and I hope you are enjoying being home as a family!

Roochita said...

I love every single one of these pictures!!! He is absolutely perfect and you did so well with the delivery Hannah! Love Jeremy's intro to fatherhood :-)