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Announcing the Birth of the Boy!

I'm so happy to announce the birth of my son! He was born Sunday, June 14, 2009, at 12:38 in the morning. He was born by c-section after 19 hours of labor, which begun with my water breaking at 5:30 in the morning, Saturday, June 13. I'm recovering pretty well, but I am exhausted, as is Londo. I will write up the whole birth story at a later date.

He was born weighing 7 lbs 12 ozs, 21.25 inches long. He was born with a bit of brown hair, dark blue eyes, and such an absolutely adorable face and body! He is breastfeeding, pooping and peeing like a champ. He makes the cutest little squeaky noises.

The Pumpkin got to meet him yesterday, and she was thrilled. When she was first brought in, she saw the baby in my arms and said, "Look, Mommy! It's a baby!" I said, "Yes. It's our baby. It's our baby brother." And she excitedly repeated that. A little later, she quite insistently asked to hold him. Londo sat her in his lap and her brother was laid in her lap (though mostly being held by Londo). She kept saying to everyone, "I'm holding the baby!" Or some variation. Then, she did not want to give him up, and threw a fit when we finally told her that her turn was done!

Londo and I are so incredibly happy and excited to have the Pookie join our family. He and I will be heading home tomorrow or the next day. Where the house is almost ready for him.

Comments

AmyinMotown said…
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I am so glad to hear this news!! Rest up, cuddle the new guy and enoy life as a family of four!
BisBink said…
Congratulations again to the whole family!! He is such a beautiful baby. I enjoyed visiting and meeting the new bundle of boy! Hope you and Londo are able to get some rest during your hospital stay.
Ruta said…
Congratulations! What fantastic news!! Wishing you a speedy recovery and a baby that loves to sleep. :)
-goofydaddy said…
congratulations! is he prorated? ya know, since your due date is still in 4 days...
janel said…
WOW!!!! Congratulations to the whole family!
Woo HOo congrats!!!! So glad everyone is doing great.
neanabeanawho said…
Yea! I am so happy you are both healthy and happy. Congratulations! I am also glad he waited until we got Londo back in town. That was a close call!
paola said…
Congratulations to the 4 of you! Especially to you Caramama.

p.s Am very impressed that you managed the post. Hope they keep coming ( but completely understand if you don't get around to posting very often)

Paola
Charisse said…
Wooohoo!!! Congratulations Caramama, Londo, Pumpkin, and Pookie!!
Kat said…
Woop woop! Congratulations to all of you :)
Katie said…
Congratulations, and welcome to Pookie!

I'll be excited to read your birth story when you get to it, but don't hurry on my account!
Cloud said…
Congratulations!!!!! I'm looking forward to reading more stories about Pumpkin and Pookie once you're feeling up to it.
Clementine said…
Congratulations to you all, and a big "Welcome" to Pookie!
Jana said…
Congratulations! Newborn squeaks are the BEST. I hope your recovery is easy, and that the boy is a mercifully good sleeper.
electriclady said…
Congratulations! So happy for you all.
- Dana said…
Congrats! Glad everyone is healthy. That was so sweet about your daughter too. It almost made me emotional it was so cute - haha, but I blame it on being in the LAST month. Hope you have quick recovery. Take care!
Karen said…
Congrats!!! That's awesome. Too bad you can't post pictures.
zaimee said…
congratulations!! very very exciting
OneTiredEma said…
Congratulations! (My AM was 7-12 also :)

Stop blogging for a sec and rest! Not that you can rest in the hospital...but you know what I mean.

have an easy recovery...
Congratulations!

Wishing you all plenty of happy moments together (and plenty of sleep, too).
mamanesq said…
congrats!
Bella said…
Congratulations to the whole family! A family of 4 is a sweet place to be...

Hope the healing goes easily and you're up for posting updates soon!
ImpostorMom said…
Hey, Heather Armstrong (Dooce) had her baby on Sunday too. :)
Trannyhead said…
YAY! Congratulations!

Sorry that the birth didn't go like you wanted it to, but he's here and healthy, and that's all that matters!
cirquedubebe said…
Congrats, sorry for the late post. So happy for everyone!
Anonymous said…
Welcome little man, may you have a long, happy, and healthy life.

Congratulations to your family.

Kate
nutmeg96 said…
Dude. You had your baby the same day as Dooce. But her "just gave birth" photo is all made up. Serious eye makeup there. I mean come on.
Shellie said…
Woo hoo! I'm so glad everyone is doing fine. It was so fun to read the pumpkin's reaction. How sweet! I can just imagine how cute the Pookie is! Congratulations!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm so happy for all of you =) I hope that all of you are spending plenty of time together and that you're healing up well. Congratulations again!

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