Friday, July 11, 2008

Alexander Lee is here.



We are so happy to announce that our tiny gift has arrived. Alexander Lee ("Alex") arrived at 1:59 a.m. on July 11. He weighed 5 lbs. 9 oz. and is 18 inches long. He is healthy and beautiful.

The delivery went so well. As many of you know, we were planning to do a totally natural birth so the last couple of days completely threw us for a loop! Ultimately, God had a timetable for Alex's arrival and we trusted Him to answer our prayers for a safe and healthy delivery. We also trusted our doctors, who were very concerned about my pre-eclampsia and about Alex. So we induced Thursday at 3:00 p.m. Thankfully my body was cooperative. My water broke naturally, I dilated fairly quickly, got the epidural (twice, thanks to a one-sided one the first time around), and pushed Alex out at 1:59 a.m. on Friday. Labor went faster than we thought it would and we were so thankful to meet him sooner rather than later.

My blood pressure issues are better now and I am feeling better today than yesterday. Alex is also feeding wonderfully - a truly answered prayer since he didn't get to spend all that extra time in the womb fattening up and getting stronger.

I will get back to my main job of feeding Alex, so enjoy the few photos. We'll post more once we are home and settled.

13 comments:

kimmy said...

Congratulations! He's beautiful.

Robin said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Very happy that both mom and baby are doing well. He is such a cute!!! Can't wait to see more pictures.

Jack and Sheryl said...

Hey Mama! I thought you were due in August sometime so I was a little concerned when I read your "were at the hospital" post. I'm feeling much better now! I'm so glad that your adorable little bundle of joy is here, and that your body cooperated with the whole process. I can't wait to meet him! Thank God for a healthy baby and mama!

Kevin and Bekah said...

Congratulations Nicole, you have a beautiful boy! I came across your site a few weeks ago and have been praying ofr your prgnancy. I'm so glad you are doing well.

Melissa said...

Wow he is so precious. Indeed a gift from God. Congratulations!

Johnson Journal said...

He's so cute! What a blessing! Liz

Ryan said...

Congrats! We are excited for you, Alex already looks like a great boy. Can't wait for Graham to meet his buddy one day.

Jeff Moore said...

Congrats!!! He is beautiful!!!

Jeff and Syndi Moore

Cal said...

YAY!!!! He is here!!! He is so beautiful.....I am so proud of you, friend!

Amy said...

Congratulations! He is so precious, enjoy these wonderful first days getting to know him. We are so happy for you!

auDi tHis woRld said...

I'm so jealous!! Can't wait to meet our little one and SO GLAD YOU ARE GETTING TO HOLD YOURS NOW!! :-)

A BOY!! Well, guess the arranged marriage thing isn't gonna happen now. :-( Maybe we'll try again with our next little bundles...Rebecca seems to think that Caroline's being only a year and a half isn't too old for baby Audi to scoop up. Although, baby Audi could be in the races with your little man now!

SO HAPPY FOR YOU! Congratulations!

ADB said...

Congrats! He is precious!!

Jana said...

He is beautiful. Congratulations! I so wish the first days could be set aside to enjoy when you aren't recovering from delivery and getting used to the mayhem of motherhood. I'm sure you are doing a much better job of cherishing than I ever dreamed of doing. All that to say....enjoy the gift of motherhood as much as is possible.