7 pounds 7.5 ounces
With regard to the story of Jonathan's birth I do plan to discuss some of my labor story. Why????....you might ask. Well, this blog is just as much a diary of time (which I often refer back to) for my life as it is a means to share news and day-to-day adventures with my family and friends. So, consider yourself pre-warned. If you are not interested in that aspect, feel free to skim past those details.
Prior to labor, I had tons of questions to my female friends and family that had gone through the childbirth experience. I remember asking questions about how much fluid is release when one's water breaks. I think my biggest fear was being in the grocery store and needing a "Clean-up in aisle 9!" My sister, Marysia, had told me that she *heard* her water break. She told me that it sounded like a little "pop". Despite never experiencing this, I thought for sure that Marysia was imagining things.
|Statue at entrance to Sister's Hospital. We called it the "Whoa, Whoa Jesus" statue because it looks as though he is saying, "Whoa! Whoa! All visitors must check in at the front desk"!|
|Waiting for contractions to start.|
|It's a boy! Jonathan David|
|7 pounds 7.5 ounces|
|Mama right after surgery....not allowed to hold the baby yet|
|David holding Jonathan|
|My little dude|
|In recovery room - I look as though I just got hit by a truck, but I am happy to be holding Jonathan for the first time.|
|Madeline meeting her little brother for the first time|
|Surprise visit from Uncle Paul|
The rest of that evening was a blur. After being up since 5am, going thru labor/cesarean I could hardly keep my eyes open in the recovery room. I was able to try to breast feed in recovery while we waited for my hospital room to be ready for me. It was about 2am before I got to the room.
|Jonathan with his Aunt Marysia|
|A visit from Mary, Kym & Cecilia|
|HIGH FIVE! We're going home!|
|Jonathan coming home in Buffalo Sabres hockey fan gear|
|Home at last!|
|Madeline giving her little brother some love|
|Everyone is super tired with the adjustments|
|Jonathan with Aunt Margaret and cousin Kate|
|Aunt Marysia holding Jonathan during his baptism|
|Big Jon and little Jon - Jonathan with "Uncle" Jon|
|At the baptismal font with godparents Uncle Mike & Aunt Marysia and Mama & Papa|
And now, the "Adventures of Mama- Dirtyfoot" continue.......as a Mama to two.