Wednesday, December 31, 2008

I know I'm biased, but...he's so cute!

I find myself saying that all the time but I really believe it. Those of you who know me well know that I am not a baby lover but I'm being converted! It's the oddest sensation. I have totally fallen head over heels for our little guy, Ethan. Here's the story: I came in yesterday to get induced. They gave me pitocin at 9, epidural at 10, broke my water at noon, and then the wait set in because I simply wasn't progressing. I was still a 6 at 7:30 but then I had him before 8:30. Crazy! I went from a 6 to a 10 in about a half hour and the stinky part was there was a kink in my epidural so I actually felt the "10" for about a half hour. It wasn't fun...we'll just leave it at that. The extra boost of epidural they gave me started in on the first push and by push #2 he was out batting and blinking his eyes like crazy before he was even out!! The delivery part was so much easier than Coop's! Jake got to cut the umbilical cord and then they laid him right on me and I was sold. His eyes were wide open and he was just looking at me, not crying, just staring, it was so cool! That's what sold me. He came out at 7 lbs 6 oz, 20 inches on 12/30/2008 and some serious cuteness. So far he's been a pretty vicious eater but waking up every 2 hours to do so. I had the nurses take him for a little last night and feed him a bottle so I actually got some shut eye inbetween blood drawing and medicine popping and vital taking. You know how it is! Anyhow, I wanted to share our little love with everyone while he's away being nipped and tucked. We'll keep you all updated!







16 comments:

The Thomas Family said...

What a doll.Congrats!!
Emily you look beautiful!!!

Annica said...

He is sooo cute!! I love little babies! And you really do look beautiful for just having a baby! Congrats!

Ashley said...

He is adorable! Congrats! I am glad everything went well! Yahoo for babies! What a cutie!

I agree with the others, you look fabulous!

Grant and Shalie said...

He is so cute! I wish I could be there to see him. Congrats you guys.

Amanda J said...

Congrats! I am glad that everything went well with the delivery and that Ethan is here! congrats on your baby conversion :) He is very very cute!

Chad and Carole said...

Congrats! I am extremely jealous!

Maylene said...

Congratulations! He is sooooo cute. I'm kind of jealous :) You have such a cute family...and I must admit you look great in your hospital pictures. I would never release mine to anyone (they really are awful).

Jo said...

wow- you're on top of it! sounds like you guys had a good christmas and vacation to the beach. he looks like such a cutie! i love that name too, sounds like a movie star.

Bethany Stromberg said...

Emily, you are so right! What a beautiful baby boy Ethan is! Sounds like the delivery was relatively quick, so hopefully your recovery will be too!

I'm not a blogger myself, but I love reading your's and Claire's. I love the whole Jewkes clan; you guys are awesome.

kateworthi said...

I can't believe you've blogged this alraedy! You ARE on top of it! Anyway, I'm so happy for you guys. He's a cutie! I hope he's a good sleeper... I REALLY hope you have a good recovery too. Lots of love, Kate

Dixie and Drew said...

He is beautiful!!!! Congrats!!!

Lindsey said...

awwww- Em. Congratulations. So sweet. And I love that look on your face when they are laying him on you. Luke looks THRILLED! haha.

Ryan and Andrea said...

He's adorable! I can't imagine the "Jewkes' clan" in a delivery room!! Happy New year to you & Jake!

-Andrea

Peter & Darise said...

Congratulations. i'm so excited for you and Jake. I can't believe you have 3 kids. Wow, time sure flies. he's a cutie. congrats again.

Talmage & Kelly said...

He's a little cutie!! Congratulations! 6 to 10 in half an hour...not fun. I had my last two without an epidurral. Not something I recommend for everyone but it wasn't THAT horrible. What a cute little (BUSY) family.

Talmage & Kelly said...

He's a little cutie!! Congratulations! 6 to 10 in half an hour...not fun. I had my last two without an epidurral. Not something I recommend for everyone but it wasn't THAT horrible. What a cute little (BUSY) family.