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Friday, September 26, 2008

Happy birthday

After 35 hours of natural labor, our Theodore Gregory was born on September 26 at 2:39 pm. At birth, he weighed 9 pounds, 10 ounces, measured 23 inches long, and had a head circumference of 14 inches (and I didn't even tear). He has dark hair, and his grandmother pronounced him quite handsome. He is not supposed to be able to pick up his head and look at things, but he obviously hasn't read up on his abilities.

Since we decided to give birth to him at a birthing center rather than a hospital, after he was born, he had his newborn exam and his vitals checked several times. I had my vitals checked several times, ate a healthy meal, drank a bottle of an electrolyte drink, took a shower, and went to the bathroom, after which we did some paperwork and went home.

Pictures to follow.

6 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations! How wonderful! It sounds like an amazing experience. 35 hours! 9 lb 10 oz! You are a wonder woman!

Can't wait for pics.

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations ! Many Years to you all :-)

Mimi said...

Wheeeeeeeeee! I'm so excited, I have a huge grin! Congratulations to you, welcome Theodore Gregory and Many Years!

Can't wait to see photos!

Angela said...

Congratulations and many years! I gave birth in a birthing center both times. It really freaks some people out when they learn you went home on the same day you gave birth! :-)

Monica said...

How wonderful! I agree with Mimi, and look forward to seeing pics.

God bless!

DebD said...

Aww, congratulations! He is gorgeous.

p.s. I was always told babies lost weight the first week after birth. That's a new one to me.