Friday, June 11, 2010

It's a boy!

Whew!! On Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 10:38am, I birthed Caleb. :)

The whole thing from the first contractions until he was out was just about 12 hours. I didn't even suspect that it could be real labor until I already hit 5 centimeters dilated. There were some rough moments - it was back labor and my hips were super tight. There's no doubt if I had a normal hospital birth, I would have ended up with a c-section. Instead, it was exactly the home birth I wanted, and I hardly tore either! No stitches needed. :)

I've been up and about, you'd think I gave birth a week ago, not 2 days. Nursing is going very well too, my milk came in today and Caleb's eating like a champ. And of course, has his days and nights mixed up. :P

He was born at 10 days overdue, 7 pounds 8 ounces and 21.5" long. He hardly cries and has been cuddle all day with my mom and sister that are visiting. :)

Leah

38 comments:

Kim West said...

Congratulations!!!

BeHru said...

Congratulations, baby is beautiful, Beata

Prairie Homemaker said...

Wonderful Leah! God Bless you both!
hugs
mel

Judi said...

Congratulations to all he's handsome.

mentalutopia said...

He looks like his mama!

Prairie Farmstead Ponderings said...

Leah, Caleb is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations on such a precious gift from God.

Teresa said...

Congratulations Leah! Caleb is beautiful!

Cathi said...

What a beautiful baby boy. Glad you are feeling well. Congrats.

Molly said...

congratulations--glad everything went so well. and Caleb is beautiful!!

tenthingsfarm said...

So happy for y'all, Leah! Welcome, Caleb - I want to send you little smooches and cuddles!!

Deputy's Wife said...

Welcome to the world little Caleb!

Thanks for sharing the wonderful photo! God's blessings to you and your family.

letthismindbeinyou said...

He's just a beautiful baby, Leah. Congratulations! God bless your new little family. :)

Winona said...

Congratulations Leah and hubby. Oh goodness, Caleb is so cute. I could just squeeze those chubby little cheeks. (grin) I am so glad that you had the kind of birth you planned for. Now rest as much as you can while your mom and sister are visiting. I think you recover faster if you have some help the first few days. Again, I am so happy that he is here. Winona

scraphappy said...

Congratulations. He is adorable and looks just perfect in every way. Enjoy every minute. He will be big before you know it.

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Congratulations!!!

Caleb is so cute!!!!!

Suzanne Earley said...

Congratulations!!

Fiona said...

Congratulations! He looks adorable - perfect weight, perfect birth - just perfect!

Maya Madhavan said...

Congratulations!! Your little baby is beautiful! I am glad everything went well.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

YEAH!!! Congratulations. I have been thinking about you and wondered if things were moving along (you went quiet) So pleased to hear he has arrived safely and that you had the delivery you hoped for. Now enjoy these precious early days...they are magic as you get to know each other! :o) ((hugs))

sosarahsew said...

Congratulations Mama!! Caleb sure is a keeper.

Lindah said...

Congratulations, Leah! He is a handsome little guy. So glad that both you and he are doing well.

Andee said...

Congratulations Leah! I am glad all went well and I look forward to the adventures of him growing up!

~homekeeper mom said...

Congratulations Leah!! He is beautiful!! Isn't homebirth wonderful? I am so happy for you!

~Candi (from PH)

~homekeeper mom said...

Congratulations Leah!! He is beautiful!! Isn't homebirth wonderful? I am so happy for you!

~Candi (from PH)

jillquilts said...

Congratulations!! He is gorgeous!!!

tiffibug said...

Congratulations Leah! I'm so happy for you.

Dana said...

Congratulations Mom!!

He's beautiful!!

Hope your resting, enjoy your company!!
Dana

Sweet P said...

Congrats mommy and daddy and welcome to Caleb. He is a gorgeous little boy.

Nanci said...

This little guy is soooo precious. Congratulations to you and your husband. Now the fun begins!!!

gamawinkie said...

What a beautiful baby! Congrats to all.

Jeanne said...

So happy for you and your family! Welcome, Caleb.

June said...

Welcome Caleb, and congratulations to you and your husband. What a handsome baby boy! God is so good! Good luck and good health to you all!

Laura said...

Congratulations!

Sarah said...

Congratulations! I'm so glad you were able to have the birth experience you wanted, and that everything is going so smoothly for you!

bingo~bonnie said...

oh what WONDERFUL news!!! I've been thinking and thinking of you... Congratulations to you and your Husband - what exciting times :)

Oh and I love the name Caleb too!

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Awwww congratulations! How precious!!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Oh Leah, he is beautiful. And I love his birth date. lol He is special. Congrats!!!!

Cathy ~o said...

Leah, Caleb is so adorable! I love his name :-)
How brave to have a home birth, I bet it was a wonderful experience though.
Congratulations to you and your hubby on the beautiful addition to your family :-D