September 10, 2012

So....now we have a baby.....

I can't believe it's been less than a week since we had Hudson. I can't even imagine life without him. It's true what everyone says....you fall in love instantly with your baby.

Because Hudson was breech, we scheduled a c-section for my actual due date, September 5th. Most breech babies are born at 39 weeks, but we really wanted to wait until our little guy was fully baked at 40 weeks, so we took a gamble that I wouldn't go in to labor before then.

Surgery was scheduled for 11:30 a.m. but Hudson had other plans! I work up that morning at 4:30 a.m. to a big gush of my water breaking. I called out to Jon to let him know what was happening and we called the doctor and were told to come in. I took a quick shower, tried to make my hair look presentable and we were off. I had mostly packed my bag the night before, but had assumed I'd have all morning to get ready. Oh well!

My last belly photo in the Emergency room at 5:30 in the morning. Looking tired and nervous!
I started having contractions in the car on the way to the hospital. We weren't sure if they would wait until my scheduled time for the c-section or if they would take me early. Luckily my doctor arrived at 6:30 am and said let's do this! So we frantically called our families to let them know we were having a baby now!

 At 7:23 a.m. our little guy was born!

 And now we just can't help but stare at him all day. I've never really been that into to babies....but when it's your own you just can't get enough!

 We still can't tell exactly what color hair he has. Right now it looks like it's blonde with a little bit of red in it!

I wasn't sure if I would be the type of person who loved being in the hospital or not. Turns out I hated it. Someone was in our room basically every hour and it was really hard to sleep. Plus I've never been so uncomfortable in my life! Thankfully my doctor let me go home on Friday and things have been much better.

 We've had lots of help from our families and are very grateful that we have this time to focus on learning all about our little guy. 

Thank you for all of your sweet comments on our Hudson! We are so in love!

39 comments:

Pamela said...

He is beautiful!! congrats!

Carolina Charm said...

7:23 am? He came out quick! So happy H has finally arrived! I am absolutely LOVING all of your photos! Congrats again!

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

Congrats, he is just precious!!! What a quick morning that was for you!! :)

Michelle @ The Vintage Apple said...

Congratulations, again!!!! What a beautiful family y'all are!!!!

Suze said...

Aw congrats and best wishes! He's beautiful.

I felt the same way- was not a baby person at all, but I'm definitely a my baby person. So in love and so happy!

Happy for you as well. :)

leah said...

He is such a cutie!! I can't believe your water broke that morning either, so crazy! I hope y'all are adjusting well and that he is eating and sleeping good for you guys!

Holly said...

SO sweet! He is just precious! Take it slow and don't overdo it!

Classy Fab Sarah said...

He is so sweet and looks so peaceful!! Congrats to the happy family!

It's A Love Story said...

Soo he is soo cute!! I would look at him all day too!

Leslie said...

How exciting! He is adorable..congratulations!!!

LOdom said...

he's precious! ilove those pictures - i have 2 redheads and it reminds me of seeing their little fuzzy red hair when they were just born!
Congrats !!

Caley-Jade Rosenberg said...

CONGRATS again - your little man is so gorgeous!!
Enjoy every moment with him because time flies x

erin vancura said...

Yay! YoU did it. And Hudson is amazing!

Tamara @ T {times} Three said...

Congratulations! He is so adorable and I absolutely LOVE the name!

Suz L said...

Congratulations! He is adorable! I have so enjoyed following along with your pregnancy posts and I can't believe he is finally here!

Carly Sapp said...

He's perfect! Hope you are healing well! (It will get better!) Enjoy every second with your little guy! (Sleep when he sleeps...seriously!) You'll blink and he'll be 6 months :(

Erika Trevathan said...

He is absolutely precious! I remember how foreign my own house felt when I got back home. The change to life is hard to adjust to in the beginning. Or at least it was for me!! But pretty soon everything realigns and it's a new normal. Hope you are having a gread adjustment. He certaintly is a little sweetie pie!!!:)

Erika Trevathan said...

He is absolutely precious! I remember how foreign my own house felt when I got back home. The change to life is hard to adjust to in the beginning. Or at least it was for me!! But pretty soon everything realigns and it's a new normal. Hope you are having a gread adjustment. He certaintly is a little sweetie pie!!!:)

somewhere between j and k said...

Your journey has been so inspirational to follow! Congratulations on your sweet blessing from above!

Alicia Marie said...

OH MY GOSH!! How exciting! Congratulations to the new parents! Now I really can't wait until my little girl comes in just 30 more days!! He's absolutely beautiful...and in the last picture I think I see a little more red in his hair. ;)

Lindsey said...

Yay Yay Yay!!! So happy for you guys and that all is well! Hudson is so adorable!! I am still sending good thoughts with lots of rest your way!

Erin said...

Soo sooo incredibly happy for your BEAUTIFUL family and this perfect little man you welcomed into it!!!

Shayna said...

Congratulations!!! I especially love your last belly pic... It's so, "in the moment". Hudson is absolutely handsome!

Carolyn said...

Congratulations Julie! :) I'm so happy for you! Little Hudson is SO PRECIOUS! Seriously... such a little doll!

Shari said...

He's so gorgeous! Congratulations on your new little guy. And, I love the name. :)

Amber said...

Awww he is precious. Congratulations! I just love the name you chose.

Caitlin said...

He is just beautiful!! Congratulations to you and your family. I love his name :)

natasha {schue love} said...

Oh crazy is that, that you went into labor on your own ON your due date?! So rare! He is just beyond precious...I know I definitely have a new affinity/appreciation for cute babies now! I can't get enough!!

KRISTIN said...

Oh hooray! This makes me so happy! I cannot wait to hear more about Hudson and your life as a new mama!

He is adorable! CONGRATS again!

Stacie said...

I too, was scheduled for induction on my due date and she decided to come into the world on her own:o) You know these, type A babies and their punctuality!

He is beautiful and I am so happy for you that it all went without a hitch. How long do you get to stay home?

Blue Dog Belle said...

He is so beautiful! Congratulations!!!!

Chelsea @ two twenty one said...

He's adorable! So happy for you guys!

Danielle said...

Yay! We couldn't wait to get our of the hospital either! We for a lot more rest at home. So funny that he came on his due date. Such a punctual little guy!

Meg Cady said...

Congrats to you are your very blessed family!

Natalie said...

He is so sweet! I loathed the hospital as well. I couldn't wait to get home! It was awful.

Kristen said...

he's so handsome and sweet! congratulations!

Holly said...

congrats!!! he is so cute. my due date is in 2 weeks with my first lil one (a boy) and i cant wait to have this! :)

Ashley said...

Amazing that your water broke ON your due date!! I'm glad they didn't make you wait until 11:30, he is just beautiful :)
I hope you're feeling ok!

Carey said...

He is precious! Enjoy every moment :)

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